CAQDASComputer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software (UK networking project)
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To tackle these kinds of criticism, we encourage the use of CAQDAS during each of the six tasks in our model.
In our view, CAQDAS provides a toolset for the analysis of abundant qualitative data that can be understood similar to decision support systems used by practitioners (Shim et al.
In doing so, we believe that CAQDAS can help researchers define the space in between the two opposing views that dominate qualitative research debates today: The highly inductive grounded theory approach promoted by Glaser (Glaser 1992; Glaser and Strauss 1967), and the highly structured, deductively oriented, linear qualitative analysis advocated by Yin (2003).
It should be noted that, like any other tool, CAQDAS can be used well or used badly.
In this section, we use the example of a doctoral case study research to illustrate the practical application of CAQDAS (in particular, the NVivo software) during each task of the progressive focusing model in Fig.
Application of CAQDAS During Each Task of the Research Process
We use specific examples from the project described above to illustrate how CAQDAS (in particular, NVivo) may be used to manage and document rich data and complex analytical processes during each of the six tasks of the progressive focusing model.
Most types of CAQDAS have a facility for creating, organising and storing memos within a single project file, which has obvious advantages over manual records in terms of convenience and ease of handling.
Marshall 2001 for a good review of the arguments of CAQDAS as rigorous or rigid tools).
The grounded theory approach fits well into CAQDAS as N*Vivo supports "[.
In our example demonstrated that CAQDAS such as N*Vivo is able to store big amount of data and facilitates transparency of the research process.
The Role of CAQDAS in Qualitative Research, Association for Qualitative Research (AQR), Melbourne, Australia, http://www.