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Computer-Aided Qualitative Data Analysis : Theory, Methods and Practice - Udo Kelle

Computer-Aided Qualitative Data Analysis

Theory, Methods and Practice

By: Udo Kelle (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st July 1995
ISBN: 9780803977617
Number Of Pages: 224

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This text examines the central methodological and theoretical issues involved in using computers in qualitative research. International experts in the field discuss various strategies for computer-assisted qualitative analysis in a comprehensive manner. Topics covered include: strategies for building theories by employing networks of categories; means of evaluating hypotheses generated from qualitative data; and ways of integrating qualitative and quantitative analysis techniques. Questions addressed include: will the software employed "take over" the analysis?; can computers be used to improve reliability and validity?; and can computers make the research process more transparent and ensure a more systematic analysis? This text should be useful for researchers and graduate students across the social sciences who are engaged in qualitative research.

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`It is fair to state that the authors have succeeded in providing a stimulating and at times challenging treatment of the issues associated with working with textual data. This text will be of particular value to those seeking to understand the latest developments in computer analysis of textual data and the associated possibilities. It is particularly timely as the business related disciplines (management, strategic management and marketing, and consumer behaviour) appear to be showing a degree of disillusionment with quantitative methods and turning their thoughts towards the richer possibilities of qualitative research.... Each section is preceded by an excellent introductory chapter. Indeed, it is a major positive feature of the text that these introductory chapters not only provide the usual overview or summary of the material that is to follow, but also present a creative and valuable exposition of the content in their own right.... An interesting discussion of the functions of coding is provided and there is an extended case study of a user's software experience.... an excellent text which should be read by all management researchers and may be suitable as a text for PhD and other advanced research courses' - Management Learning

`It is not expensive for 210 pages packed with detail, and with contributors widely distributed thanks to e-mail; although US and Europe predominate' - Changes

`What Kelle and collaborators Prein and Bird have provided is a highly unique and stimulating contribution to this topic. Investigators using qualitative methods and pondering the use, implications and potential of computers for analytic purposes should find this text to be a provocative addition to the literature' - Computers in Nursing

An Overview of Computer-Aided Methods in Qualitative Research
General Methodological Issues
Computer Use in Qualitative Research and Issues of Validity
User Experiences of Qualitative Data Analysis Software
Grounded Theory as an Emerging Paradigm for Computer-Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis
Different Functions of Coding in the Analysis of Textual Data
Computers and Qualitative Theory Building
Introduction: Using Linkages and Networks for Theory Building
Reducing Fragmentation in Qualitative Research
Using Hierarchical Categories in Qualitative Data Analysis
Designing and Refining Hierarchical Coding Frames
Computers and Qualitative Hypothesis Examination
Hypothesis Examination in Qualitative Research
Using Logic Programming for Hypothesis Generation and Refinement
Hypothesis Testing in Computer-Aided Qualitative Data Analysis
Qualitative Hypothesis Examination and Theory Building
Computers and Triangulation
Between Quality and Quantity
Case-Oriented Quantification
Hermeneutic-Classificatory Content Analysis
Using Qualitative Comparative Analysis to Study Configurations
An Overview of Software
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ISBN: 9780803977617
ISBN-10: 0803977611
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st July 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.62 x 15.7  x 1.55
Weight (kg): 0.34

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