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Software Tools for Qualitative Inquiry

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ATLAS.ti: The Qualitative Data Analysis & Research Software. Qualitative Data Analysis with Atlas.ti. ATLAS.ti 7 is a powerful analytical tool.

Qualitative Data Analysis with Atlas.ti

Its individual analysis options are centrally organized and designed for maximum efficiency, accuracy, and performance. Cloud views provide very quick, accurate, and yet intuitive analytical access to your data material. The query tool, ccooccurence explorer and the codes-PD-table allow in-depth analysis. Cloud Views for Codes and Documents The list of codes can be displayed in various cloud views.

Code cloud view Document cloud views can present the entire textual database or can be used for single documents. Word Clouds comparing four newspaper articles The Query Tool Use the Query Tool to retrieve quotations using their associated codes. A query is a search expression built from operands (codes and code families) and operators (e.g. By selecting codes or code families and operators, a query can be built incrementally, instantaneously evaluated and displayed as a list of quotations.

The Query Tool window Cooccurence Explorer. A.A.P.P.Q and C-I-SAID. I have been retired for more than 10 years but I still get e-mails about C-I-SAID and the A.A.P.PQ.

A.A.P.P.Q and C-I-SAID

C-I-Said is a legacy product and may not work on modern operating systems. It is freeware and no longer supported. The programme files are here. To activate the programme use this licence number Download. CAQDAS (New Media Methods @ Loughborough University) Although it is true that all CAQDAS programs fulfill similar tasks (Lewins & Silver 2004: 3ff; Weitzman and Miles 1995), at the same time there are some substantial differences between the different packages (Heimgartner 2005; Lewins & Silver 2004; Lewis 2004).

CAQDAS (New Media Methods @ Loughborough University)

These are not simple differences of taste. As I have demonstrated elsewhere (Koenig 2004), specific methodologies might require a specific CAQDAS, which may not always be the program most widely available. Even if the CAQDAS available to you might support your chosen methodology, classical path dependence theory (David 1985) cautions us against choosing a program solely on the basis that it is available at one's institution. Since the learning curve for almost all CAQDAS is steep, even peer group support might not outweigh the advantages a better fit for your methodology might have. Introduction to CAQDAS. CAQDAS, Computer Assisted Qualitative Data AnalysiS is a term, introduced by Fielding and Lee in 1991, that refers to the wide range of software now available that supports a variety of analytic styles in qualitative work.

Introduction to CAQDAS

Most of these programs have been under development for many years. What software does and does not do Those unfamiliar with the programs may have all kinds of ideas and misconceptions about what they can do. One of the most significant misconceptions is that the software somehow does the analysis for you. More... Software tools Most of the popular programs now support a common range of functions. How to use the software. 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. Coding in NVivo. Before looking at coding in NVivo, it helps to address a few assumptions.

Coding in NVivo

In all qualitative research, the work involves some airing out of assumptions early on. That seems like a useful practice even for a simple primer. 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] Docear. Ethnograph: The Ethnograph Home Page. NVivo: Getting Started. The SFU site license for NVivo allows SFU grad students, faculty, staff and SFU-based research team members to download NVivo to their individual home computers and laptops.

NVivo: Getting Started

Grad students and faculty can do so by using the self-serve download page. Staff and research team members, please email to request access. The current license key is good through April 2015. If you elect, on the download page, to receive messages from the Research Commons about NVivo, you will receive information about renewing the license in the spring. To request installation on SFU computers, please contact your departmental LAN administrator.

Qualitative Data Analysis - Social Science Software. ResearchWare: Simply Powerful Tools for Qualitative Analysis. QDA Miner Lite - Free Qualitative Data Analysis Software. Qualitative Research Data Analysis Software from Dedoose. Welcome to Researchware, Inc. Researching education, learning and community: building theory. Researching education, learning and community: building theory.

Researching education, learning and community: building theory

In this piece we examine the process of generating theory. We ask ‘what is theory?’ We also look at the process of analysis, integration and imagination. For the last of these we pay special attention to the work of C. Wright Mills. Contents: introduction · what is theory? As part of our efforts as researchers we have to ‘code’ the material we have gained; and try to bridge the gap between claims and evidence via the use of warrants and qualifications. What is theory? Traditionally theory is often set against something called ‘practice’. Text Analysis Overview - Welcome. Comparison of Qualitative Analysis Software. Using Software in Qualitative Research. R%20Manual%20to%20Agresti%E2%80%99s%20Categorical%20Data%20Analysis. Software for content analysis and text analysis: Qualitative analysis. Annotations for Mac Mac software to analyse documents by adding and organising highlights, tags or notes on text passages.

Software for content analysis and text analysis: Qualitative analysis

ATLAS.ti Computer software for the support of text interpretation, text management and the extraction of conceptual knowledge from documents (theory building); supports the qualitative analysis of large bodies of textual, graphical, audio and video data. Application areas include social sciences, economics, educational sciences, criminology, market research, quality management, knowledge acquisition, and theology. MAXQDA: Qualitative Data Analysis Software.