Outlining how to select the most appropriate tool for analyzing data, Analysing Qualitative Data also provides the reader with an awareness of the various challenges that are unique to interpreting the conceptual and subjective data generated in qualitative research.

Getting Started with Computer-Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis

  • Programs to assist with the qualitative analysis of data 106
  • Preparing the data for introduction into the project 108
  • New project 110
  • Documents 114
  • Coding 115

Chapter objectives

After reading this chapter, you should

  • see the development of computer-assisted qualitative analysis software, its advantages and some of its drawbacks;
  • know more about three programs, which are considered in detail: http://Atlas.ti, MAXqda and NVivo;
  • have instructions for how to prepare documents, start a project, ...
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