Using specialist software for qualitative data analysis

O. Odena

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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 is examined.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProcs of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Annual Conference
    PublisherEducational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI)
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    EventEducational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Annual Conference - Cavan, Ireland
    Duration: 29 Mar 200731 Mar 2007


    ConferenceEducational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Annual Conference


    • qualitative
    • computer uses in education
    • NVivo
    • MAXqda
    • specialist software
    • analysis
    • educational research

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