NUD*IST in action: its use and its usefulness in a study of chronic illness in young people

Buston, K.M. (1997) NUD*IST in action: its use and its usefulness in a study of chronic illness in young people. Sociological Research Online, 2(3),

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Abstract

Much has been written in recent years about using computers packages to assist qualitative data analysis. The focus has been on the implications of this development for the analytical process. This paper describes the use of NUD*IST in a recently completed study of the experiences of chronically ill young people, and assesses the epistemological effects of its usage. As well as providing basic practical information on some of NUD*IST's functions, whilst highlighting one particular way of utilising the package, the paper addresses some of the methodological issues raised in the CAQDAS debate by drawing on this 'real-life' experience.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Buston, Dr Katie
Authors: Buston, K.M.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > MRC/CSO Unit
Journal Name:Sociological Research Online
Publisher:Sociological Research Online
ISSN:1360-7804
ISSN (Online):1360-7804

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