In addition to hundreds of new references features new to this edition include: a comprehensive introduction to qualitative methods including a review of existing computer applications for collecting and analyzing data; the latest information about the use of computers and online research techniques, including the use of the Internet to locate actual research instruments and journal articles; updated coverage on new scales, internal and external validity, and new analytic techniques with extensive references on each; abstracts, citations and subject groupings by measurement tool of the last five years of the American Sociological Review, Social Psychology Quarterly, and the American Journal of Sociology; extensive coverage of how to prepare manuscripts for publication, including a list of all journals covered by Sociological Abstracts along with the editorial office address and URL for each entry; new coverage of ethical issues; expansion of social indicators to include international coverage; discussion of the importance of policy research with presentation and discussion of specific models as an adjunct to both applied and basic research techniques; and the addition of an index to facilitate the reader's ability to quickly locate a topic.

Qualitative Data Analysis Software

Qualitative Data Analysis Software

In each systematic approach discussed thus far, we have highlighted procedures that qualitative researchers might use in conducting their studies. This systematic procedure is further encouraged by the use of computer packages that are helpful in developing a detailed analysis of data in qualitative projects. In recent years, a number of books have addressed the advantages and disadvantages of computer data analysis software programs (Fielding & Lee, 1998, Fisher, 1997; Tesch, 1990; Weaver & Atkinson, 1995; Weitzman & Miles, 1995).

These programs enable qualitative researchers to systematically analyze text or image files, categorize ...

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