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Qualitative phase of the formative evaluation of learning training needs in computer assisted qualitative data analysis.

Gibbs, Graham R., Taylor, Celia, Fielding, Nigel and Lewins, Ann (2006) Qualitative phase of the formative evaluation of learning training needs in computer assisted qualitative data analysis. Working Paper. University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

THE RESEARCH PROJECT
The formative element of evaluation of the Online QDA and CAQDAS project included a
qualitative phase, comprising data collected in different ways and from users with different levels
of experience. This interim working report summarises our progress with the qualitative element
of evaluation, and refers to areas still awaiting completion. The data were analysed with the
assistance of QSR NVivo.
RESEARCHERS AND DATA COLLECTION
Lewins observed ten volunteers working with a range of CAQDAS programs while they talked
about their work to date in their current qualitative project and asked for advice where they felt
they needed it. Taylor interviewed 24 software users and trainers, in semi structured interview
formats, either face to face or over the phone. All sessions were to be transcribed. This process is
still being completed and work will be ongoing for the purpose of further reports and papers.
They also used informal help-line telephone/email data over a 3-month period, collected by
Lewins in her role as manager of the CAQDAS Networking Project. Reporting from the
qualitative analysis phase has already informed some parts of the web resource on QDA and
CAQDAS which as been constructed as part of the project (onlineqda.hud.ac.uk).

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
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Depositing User: Sara Taylor
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2009 10:09
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2010 18:29
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/3058

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