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Stories Matter Application v1.5.1c. Phase II of the Stories Matter Application – A New Media Alternative to Oral History Transcription The Stories Matter Application is designed to be both Mac and PC compatible.

Stories Matter Application v1.5.1c

For instructions on how to back up Stories Matter content, as well as updating Stories Matter from v.1 to v.1.5.1 please see the FAQ page. Text Analysis Overview - Welcome. Welcome to Researchware, Inc. Qualitative economics. Qualitative economics refers to representation and analysis of information about the direction of change (+, -, or 0) in some economic variable(s) as related to change of some other economic variable(s).

Qualitative economics

For the non-zero case, what makes the change qualitative is that its direction but not its magnitude is specified.[1] Typical exercises of qualitative economics include comparative-static changes studied in microeconomics or macroeconomics and comparative equilibrium-growth states in a macroeconomic growth model. Sensemaking. In information science the term is most often written as "sense-making.


" In both cases, the concept has been used to bring together insights drawn from philosophy, sociology, and cognitive science (especially social psychology). Sensemaking research is therefore often presented as an interdisciplinary research programme. Sensemaking and information systems[edit] Dervin (1983, 1992, 1996) has investigated individual sensemaking, developing theories underlying the "cognitive gap" that individuals experience when attempting to make sense of observed data. Qualitative research. In the conventional view, qualitative methods produce information only on the particular cases studied, and any more general conclusions are only propositions (informed assertions).

Qualitative research

Quantitative methods can then be used to seek empirical support for such research hypotheses. History[edit] Data collection[edit] Qualitative researchers face many choices related to data collection ranging from grounded theory practice, narratology, storytelling, classical ethnography, or shadowing. Qualitative methods are also loosely present in other methodological approaches, such as action research or actor-network theory. Quantitative marketing research. Quantitative marketing research is the application of quantitative research techniques to the field of marketing.

Quantitative marketing research

It has roots in both the positivist view of the world, and the modern marketing viewpoint that marketing is an interactive process in which both the buyer and seller reach a satisfying agreement on the "four Ps" of marketing: Product, Price, Place (location) and Promotion. Scope and requirements[edit] Typical general procedure[edit]

Positivism. Positivism is a philosophy of science based on the view that information derived from logical and mathematical treatments and reports of sensory experience is the exclusive source of all authoritative knowledge,[1] and that there is valid knowledge (truth) only in scientific knowledge.[2] Verified data received from the senses are known as empirical evidence.[1] This view holds that society, like the physical world, operates according to general laws.


Introspective and intuitive knowledge is rejected. Although the positivist approach has been a recurrent theme in the history of Western thought,[3] the modern sense of the approach was developed by the philosopher and founding sociologist Auguste Comte in the early 19th century.[4] Comte argued that, much as the physical world operates according to gravity and other absolute laws, so also does society.[5] Etymology[edit] Antipositivism. Antipositivism (also known as interpretivism) is the view in social science that the social realm may not be subject to the same methods of investigation as the natural world; that academics must reject[need quotation to verify] empiricism and the scientific method in the conduct of social research.


Antipositivists hold that researchers should focus on understanding the interpretations that social actions have for the people being studied.[1][need quotation to verify] Antipositivism relates to various historical debates in the philosophy and sociology of science. In modern practice, however, interpretivism may be equated with qualitative research methods, while positivist research is more quantitative.[1] Positivists typically use research methods such as experiments and statistical surveys, while antipositivists use research methods which rely more on ethnographic fieldwork, conversation/discourse analysis or open-ended interviews.

Computer assisted qualitative data analysis software. Definition[edit] CAQDAS is used in psychology, marketing research, ethnography, and other social sciences.

Computer assisted qualitative data analysis software

The CAQDAS Networking project[1] lists the following tools. A CAQDAS program should have: Content searching toolsCoding toolsLinking toolsMapping or networking toolsQuery toolsWriting and annotation tools. [Public Comment Analysis Toolkit] Home Page. Dedoose. Dedoose is a web application for qualitative and mixed methods research developed by professors from UCLA, and is the successor to EthnoNotes.


Dedoose is designed, developed, and operated by SocioCultural Research Consultants (SCRC), whose majority of ownership consists of professors from UCLA.[1] Dedoose's differs from traditional QDA software in that it was designed as an easy to use, highly visual, and cost effective alternative to traditional qualitative data analysis software.[2] Dedoose and EthnoNotes have gained recognized for their integration of qualitative and quantitative data analysis methods in combination with interactive data visualizations.[3] The Dedoose family of tools have been used in a wide variety of studies in many industries from medical,[4] market research,[5] social policy research,[6] and other academic social science research[7] Codification of Qualitative DataIntegration of Quantitative DataInteractive Mixed Methods Data Visualization Bubble Chart.