Computer Analysis and Qualitative Research

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The use of computers in qualitative research has redefined the way social researchers handle qualitative data. Two leading researchers in the field have written this lucid and accessible text on the principal approaches in qualitative research and show how the leading computer programs are used in computer-assisted qualitative data analysis (CAQDAS).

The authors examine the advantages and disadvantages of computer use, the impact of research resources and the research environment on the research process, and the status of qualitative research. They provide a framework for developing the craft and practice of CAQDAS and conclude by examining the latest techniques and their implications for the evolution of qualitative research.

 

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Contents

Approaches to Qualitative Data Analysis
21
Why Use Computers in Qualitative Research?
56
Managing Data in CAQDAS
86
Analytic Pathologies
119
Manipulating Coding Categories
129
New Directions
157
The Evolution of Qualitative Data Analysis
181
Index
199
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