Computer-aided qualitative research: a user's perspective

Lamont-Mills, Andrea (2010) Computer-aided qualitative research: a user's perspective. In: Research methodology for sport and exercise sciences: a comprehensive introduction for study and research, 2nd ed. Movement/Play/Sport (6). Logos Verlag, Berlin, Germany, pp. 268-298. ISBN 978-3-8325-2499-9


Over the past decade there has been a rapid growth in the development and use of computer-assisted qualitative data analysis software (CAQDAS) for use with text-based data. Similarly there has been a growth in the number of qualitative research articles being published in sport journals. Thus this chapter is timely as an introduction and example of how CAQDAS can be used by qualitative sport researchers. This chapter will briefly introduce CAQDAS and how different software programs can be grouped based on function or assistance to the re-searcher. A cautionary warning will then be sounded to the reader concerning the use of CAQDAS before the chapter demonstrates the logic underpinning one particular CAQDAS software program, a code-based theory-builder, NUD*IST 6. NUD*IST 6 is produced by QSR International Pty Ltd and stands for 'Non-numerical Unstructured Data Indexing Searching and Theorising'. The choice to include NUD*IST 6 in this chapter is driven by my familiarity with the program. NUD*IST 6 was used in my doctoral dissertation (Lamont-Mills, 2001) and extracts from this research will be used to illustrate points made dur-ing this chapter. The chapter concludes with some limitations of the NUD*IST 6 program along with wider CAQDAS limitations and concerns.

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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2014 02:23
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Uncontrolled Keywords: NUD*IST; qualitative research; qualitative data analysis
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170114 Sport and Exercise Psychology
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170110 Psychological Methodology, Design and Analysis
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences

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