Presentation on theme: "What is CAQDAS? Stands for: Computer-Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Examples of software: –Atlas-ti –Winmax –NVivo –NUDIST."— Presentation transcript:
What is CAQDAS? Stands for: Computer-Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Examples of software: –Atlas-ti –Winmax –NVivo –NUDIST
largely unstructured mostly text-based: –transcribed interviews –transcribed discussions –field notes –other written documents (e.g. observations and records of meetings etc.) Nature of qualitative data
Tasks involved Defining concepts Mapping the range, nature and dynamics of phenomena Creating typologies Finding associations Seeking explanations Developing new ideas, theories or strategies [Ritchie and Spencer (1994)]
Coding Recording your judgement about how chunks of your document are related to an idea, theme, or category Various types: –creative: tentative ideas or thinking aloud –descriptive: storing and sorting data –citation: to identify illustrative quotes
How can CAQDAS help? Helps you to: –manage data (especially large quantities) –classify your data –stay close to your data –interrogate the data –Visually display
Archiv fuer Technik, Lebenswelt und Alltagssprache Translated: archive for "technology, the life world and everyday language The extension "ti" (pronounced TEE EYE) stands for text interpretation Project ATLAS ( ) of Technical University of Berlin Is the "birthplace" of a first prototype of the software What does the acronym ATLAS.ti stand for?