Using specialist software for qualitative data analysis. [Closing seminar]

Odena, O. (2007) Using specialist software for qualitative data analysis. [Closing seminar]. In: Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Annual Conference, Cavan, Republic of Ireland, 29-31 Mar 2007,

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This paper is divided in four parts. The first part provides some background information on the analysis of non-numerical data, specifically the content analysis of text, including approaches such as ‘grounded theory’ and ‘recursive comparative analysis’. In the second section, the use of computers for qualitative data analysis is discussed, with particular reference to its general advantages and misconceptions. The third section outlines the possibilities of some specialist software programmes for qualitative data analysis (NVivo and MAXqda). Finally, an example of the use of specialist software in a recently completed research project funded by the ESRC Teaching and Learning Research Programme is examined.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Additional Information:Closing seminar sponsored by the Standing Conference on Teacher Education North and South - SCoTENS
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Odena, Professor Oscar
Authors: Odena, O.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Robert Owen Centre
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2007 The Author
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