[Air-l] Qualitative Software
tkennedy at netwomen.ca
Wed Apr 21 09:30:58 PDT 2004
This article may be useful:
Christine A. Barry (1998) 'Choosing Qualitative Data Analysis Software:
Atlas/ti and Nudist Compared'
> The decision on what program to use depends not only of the data being
> analyzed but also on the methodological inclination of the researcher.
> Those are take a more positivistic approach to qualitative research (a
> la Grounded Theory) would find software such as Nvivo and (in the border
> between qualitative and quantitative) N5 a better fit because of their
> emphasis on structured coding. Those with a more interpretive approach
> to qualitative research are better off with software such as Atlas.ti
> where coding is a more open ended task.
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