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. 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. Software tools Most of the popular programs now support a common range of functions. How to use the software The information here describes in a generic fashion what kinds of things you should be doing when undertaking computer assisted qualitative data analysis. Debates about the software The range of software (CAQDAS, text analysis, concordance, data bases) has developed over the years and distinctions have been made between kinds of CAQDAS (text retrievers, code and retrieve, qualitative comparative analysis, theory building). Training and support Software choice
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Docear Computer-assisted qualitative data analysis software 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: Content searching toolsCoding toolsLinking toolsMapping or networking toolsQuery toolsWriting and annotation tools Free / open source software for CAQDAS Proprietary software for CAQDAS ATLAS.ti (Windows; Mac OS and iPad announced)f4analyse (Windows, Mac OS and Linux)HyperRESEARCH (Windows, Mac OS)MAXQDA (Windows; Mac OS)NVivo (Windows; Mac OS announced for 2014)QDA Miner (Windows)Qiqqa (Windows, Android)XSight (Windows)Coding Analysis Toolkit (CAT)Saturate Web-Based CAQDAS software Pros and cons See also References Jump up ^ "CAQDAS". External links
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. Grad students and faculty can do so by using the self-serve download page. Staff and research team members, please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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. The Getting Started Guide for NVivo 10 for Windows and for Mac serves as an introduction and instructional manual for your reference. For resources to help you get up and running with NVivo 10 including online help, eWorkshops and training, visit QSR Getting Started; Technical support is also available directly from NVivo via FAQs and this form.
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. 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. A demo version is provided via download. CAQDAS Comparison A comparative overview of the most important computer-assisted qualitative data analyses software packages, ordered by product functions. CDC EZ-Text The software to assist researchers create, manage, and analyze semi-structured qualitative databases is available free of charge. Choosing a CAQDAS Package The working paper by Ann Lewins and Christina Silver gives an overview of different types of software for managing textual or qualitative data and describes common and distinctive features of several “Code-based Theory Building” software packages. Code-A-Text NVivo
Features | Qualitative Data Analysis with Atlas.ti ATLAS.ti 7 is a powerful analytical tool. 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
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’. Implicit within this are notions of thoroughness or of system. explanatory power; andthe ability to make predictions. In other words, it helps us to make sense of phenomenon; and to say what it is likely to happen if the same relationship applies. A classic form of this approach to theory is the notion of hypothetico-deductive systems. Deduction can be set against induction. Models Analysis
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