Using specialist software to assist knowledge generation: an example from a study of practitioners’ perceptions of music as a tool for ethnic inclusion in cross-community activities in Northern Ireland

Odena, O. (2014) Using specialist software to assist knowledge generation: an example from a study of practitioners’ perceptions of music as a tool for ethnic inclusion in cross-community activities in Northern Ireland. In: Race, R. and Lander, V. (eds.) Advancing Race and Ethnicity in Education. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, UK, and New York, NY, USA, pp. 178-192. ISBN 9781137274755 (hardback); 9781349445868 (paperback); 9781137274762 (ebook PDF); 9781137274779 (ePUB) (doi:10.1057/9781137274762_12)

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Abstract

This chapter discusses how using specialist software for qualitative data analysis may best be reported to substantiate researchers’ claims. The first part outlines a generative model of social knowledge development as a means to understand the researchers' role in producing new knowledge and suggests where software, if used, may be placed within this model. In the second part some possibilities of Computer Assisted Qualitative Data AnalysiS (CAQDAS) to assist researchers in substantiating their assertions are discussed. This is exemplified with an examination of the analyses processes employed in a study on using music as a tool for inclusion in intergroup settings in Northern Ireland. Implications for those interested in advancing race and ethnicity in education are considered in the conclusion.

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Odena, Professor Oscar
Authors: Odena, O.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Robert Owen Centre
College of Social Sciences > School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN:9781137274755 (hardback); 9781349445868 (paperback); 9781137274762 (ebook PDF); 9781137274779 (ePUB)
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