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What is CAQDAS? Stands for: Computer-Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Examples of software: –Atlas-ti –Winmax –NVivo –NUDIST.

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1 What is CAQDAS? Stands for: Computer-Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Examples of software: –Atlas-ti –Winmax –NVivo –NUDIST

2 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

3 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)]

4 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

5 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

6 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 (1989-1992) of Technical University of Berlin Is the "birthplace" of a first prototype of the software What does the acronym ATLAS.ti stand for?


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