Software for qualitative analysis [Virtual Special Issue on Software for Qualitative Analysis, Editorial]

Odena, O. (2017) Software for qualitative analysis [Virtual Special Issue on Software for Qualitative Analysis, Editorial]. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, p. 1.

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Abstract

This Virtual Issue of International Journal of Social Research Methodology is about the use of software to assist qualitative data analysis, a topic that has been a popular focus since the Journal’s beginning back in 1998. Some articles republished here reflect upon the ‘big issues’ raised by the use of specialist software to support analytical processes that until two decades ago could only be carried out by hand. Key issues include how the computer capabilities extend the analysis possibilities, are used in different research traditions, and enhance or impair researcher reflexivity. Other issues comprise the teaching and learning of qualitative methods, and the controversies and claims around using software to support the generation of knowledge. The collection is intended to stimulate further debate on the use of software in disciplines where it is already established and to open up the discussion in traditions where it is not.

Item Type:Articles (Editorial)
Additional Information:Invited Editorial for a Virtual Special Issue on Software for Qualitative Analysis by the International Journal of Social Research Methodology. This curated collection includes nine articles and is available Open Access through Taylor & Francis Online (April to November 2017).
Status:Published
Refereed:No
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Odena, Professor Oscar
Authors: Odena, O.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Interdisciplinary Studies
College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Robert Owen Centre
Journal Name:International Journal of Social Research Methodology
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:1364-5579
ISSN (Online):1464-5300
Published Online:10 April 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor and Francis Group
First Published:First published in International Journal of Social Research Methodology, Virtual Special Issue on Software for Qualitative Analysis, Editorial, p. 1.
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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