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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. 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. Stories Matter Application v1.5.1c |
Welcome to Text Analysis Info. Text Analysis Info is a free information source for information that deals with the analysis of content of human communication, mostly but not limited to text. Several programs support the coding of different sources of human communication like audio, video, or chatroom files. Also software that supports the transcription of texts is listed here. www.counter-go.de Text Analysis Overview - Welcome
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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). For the non-zero case, what makes the change qualitative is that its direction but not its magnitude is specified. Typical exercises of qualitative economics include comparative-static changes studied in microeconomics or macroeconomics and comparative equilibrium-growth states in a macroeconomic growth model. Qualitative economics
Sensemaking Sensemaking is the process by which people give meaning to experience. While this process has been studied by other disciplines under other names for centuries, the term "sensemaking" has primarily marked four distinct and somewhat related research areas since the 1970s: Sensemaking was introduced to Human–computer interaction by PARC researchers Russell, Stefik, Pirolli and Card in 1993, to information science by Brenda Dervin, organizational studies by Karl Weick and (narrative-based) decision support or Participative Narrative Inquiry by Darwent, Kurtz, Snowden and many others in 2004. 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.
In the conventional view, qualitative methods produce information only on the particular cases studied, and any more general conclusions are only propositions (informed assertions). Quantitative methods can then be used to seek empirical support for such research hypotheses. History Data collection 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. Qualitative research
Quantitative marketing research is the application of quantitative research techniques to the field of marketing. 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. As a social research method, it typically involves the construction of questionnaires and scales. People who respond (respondents) are asked to complete the survey. Quantitative marketing research
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, and that there is valid knowledge (truth) only in scientific knowledge. Verified data received from the senses are known as empirical evidence. 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, the modern sense of the approach was developed by the philosopher and founding sociologist Auguste Comte in the early 19th century. Comte argued that, much as the physical world operates according to gravity and other absolute laws, so also does society. Etymology
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.[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. 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. Antipositivism
Computer Assisted/Aided Qualitative Data AnalysiS (CAQDAS) is the use of computer software to aid qualitative research such as transcription analysis, coding and text interpretation, recursive abstraction, content analysis, discourse analysis, grounded theory methodology, etc. Definition CAQDAS is used in psychology, marketing research, ethnography, and other social sciences. The CAQDAS Networking project lists the following tools. A CAQDAS program should have: Computer assisted qualitative data analysis software
[Public Comment Analysis Toolkit] Home Page File types PCAT can import Federal Docket Management System Archives Email, Blog and Wiki Content Plain text, HTML, or XML Documents Microsoft Word and Adobe PDFs
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. 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. Dedoose and EthnoNotes have gained recognized for their integration of qualitative and quantitative data analysis methods in combination with interactive data visualizations. The Dedoose family of tools have been used in a wide variety of studies in many industries from medical, market research, social policy research, and other academic social science research Codification of Qualitative DataIntegration of Quantitative DataInteractive Mixed Methods Data Visualization Bubble Chart Dedoose