Methodological implications of software use: an empirical investigation of the impact of software programs on literature analysis using n6 and n vivo 7.
Woods, M and Wickham, M (2006) Methodological implications of software use: an empirical investigation of the impact of software programs on literature analysis using n6 and n vivo 7. In: QualIT2006 - Quality and Impact of Qualitative Research, 27-29 Nov, 2006, Brisbane, Australia.
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This study contributes to debate on the methodological impact of software programs on qualitative data analysis
by empirically investigating the impact of alternative program use on analytical process and outcomes.
Controlling for data set, researcher and software program, analyses of academic literature were undertaken
using QSR Internationalâs N6 and N-Vivo 7 programs to determine the nature and extent of adaptations imposed
by technological support. The study demonstrates that while choice of program necessitated adaptations to data
records, coding of data and illustration of conclusions, these adaptations had little overall effect on the
processes and conclusions of the analyses. The implications of these findings for qualitative research design are
discussed and suggestions for future research into methodological implications of software use are presented.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Keywords:||Qualitative data, Computer aided analysis|
|Deposited By:||Dr Mark Wickham|
|Deposited On:||10 Aug 2007|
|Last Modified:||18 Jul 2008 20:03|
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