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The right tools for the job: affordances of dedicated CAQDAS-packages for high-quality analysis

Christina Silver, PhD. Qualitative Data Analysis Services Ltd. & The CAQDAS Networking Project
Thursday, February 13, 2020
12:00 Noon Central Time

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About This Course:

Dedicated software programs designed to facilitate qualitative data analysis have been available since the mid-1980s. Collectively known as Computer Assisted Qualitative Data AnalysiS (CAQDAS) packages, or Qualitative Data Analysis Software (QDAS) programs, there are many options to choose from. This webinar will outline the broad analytic activities dedicated CAQDAS-packages are designed to facilitate, provide recommendations for making informed choices between products, and illustrate how their creative use can foster high-quality analysis, focusing on aspects relating to access, validation and transparency. 

Learning objectives:
  • Review the range of dedicated software applications available for the analysis of qualitative and mixed data, and understand the analytic activities they enable
  • Understand key factors for making informed choices between products
  • Understand key ways in which use of CAQDAS-programs can foster high-quality qualitative and mixed-methods analysis
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About the Instructors:

Christina-Silver-Headshot.pngChristina Silver, PhD, is a qualitative and mixed-methods researcher and teacher of all the major CAQDAS programs, including ATLAS.ti, Dedoose, Discovertext, f4analyse, MAXQDA, QDA Miner, Qualrus, NVivo, and Transana. She manages the CAQDAS Networking Project, based at the University of Surrey, UK. The project provides information, advice, training, and ongoing support in dedicated software programs designed to facilitate qualitative and mixed-methods analysis. Christina also undertakes research, training, and consultancy via Qualitative Data Analysis Services Ltd. and is the coauthor, with Ann Lewins, of Using Software in Qualitative Research: A Step-by-Step Guide (SAGE Publications, 2014) and, with Nick Woolf, Qualitative Analysis Using ATLAS.ti/MAXQDA/NVivo: The Five-Level QDA®Method (Routledge in 2018). Christina has trained thousands of researchers and students to use qualitative software since 1998.