The Second Edition of The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology provides comprehensive coverage of the qualitative methods, strategies, and research issues in psychology. Qualitative research in psychology has been transformed since the first edition's publication. Responding to this evolving field, existing chapters have been updated while three new chapters have been added on Thematic Analysis, Interpretation, and Netnography. With a focus on methodological progress throughout, the chapters are organised into three sections: Section One: Methods Section Two: Perspectives and Techniques Section Three: Applications In the field of psychology and beyond, this handbook will constitute a valuable resource for both experienced qualitative researchers and novices for many years to come.
Chapter 23: Using Computer Packages in Qualitative Research: Exemplars, Developments and Challenges
Using Computer Packages in Qualitative Research: Exemplars, Developments and Challenges
Computers have gained a substantial presence in qualitative research. As Weitzman and Miles (1995) observed, they are routinely used during each phase of qualitative projects, from data collection through analysis to presentation. In this chapter, we provide an overview of some of the ways in which software designed to facilitate the management and analysis of qualitative and mixed methods data is currently being used, specifically in the context of psychological methods. We begin by setting the scene with regards to the origins of qualitative software, collectively known as Computer Assisted Qualitative Data AnalysiS (CAQDAS) ...