What is CAQDAS?
Stands for:
Computer-Assisted Qualitative Data
Analysis
Examples of software:
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Atlas-ti
Winmax
NVivo
NUDIST
Nature of qualitative data
• largely unstructured
• mostly text-based:
– transcribed interviews
– transcribed discussions
– field notes
– other written documents (e.g.
observations and records of meetings
etc.)
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
What does the acronym
ATLAS.ti stand for?
“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
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