While the jigsaw puzzle approach to analyzing data is frequently productive and fruitful, it also entails some risks and problems that also translate to qualitative data analysis. Experienced qualitative social scientists have always been aware of the potential problems, and organize their work to minimize the adverse effects. For example, when coding data, the simple act of breaking down data into its constituent parts can distort and mislead the analyst and distort the final data analysis. A serious problem is sometimes created by the very fact of organizing the material through coding or breaking it up into segments in that this destroys the totality of philosophy as expressed by the interviewee-which is closely related to the major goal of the study that informs the data analysis. A proper data analysis acknowledges this problem and, in fact, takes precautions already when first analyzing data.