Using Software in Qualitative Research: A Step-by-Step Guide by Christina Silver

By Christina Silver

Using Software in Qualitative examine combines a number of features of laptop Assisted Qualitative info research (CAQDAS), aiding the reader pick out the main applicable package deal for his or her particular wishes and get the main out of the software program after they are utilizing it. The textual content considers initiatives and tactics, bringing them jointly to demystify qualitative software program and inspire versatile and important offerings and makes use of of software program in assisting research.

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1 earlier in this chapter. 1. Prepare for the backing-up operation First save your HU. File menu/Save 2. Rename HU File menu/Save As and rename your HU by giving a date stamp. Sex-ED-06-06-31 (yy,mm,dd) 3. Copy bundle to condense HU and documents into one file. g. exclude large multimedia files) in order to create a more manageable file size. 4. Condense and back up -Create bundle – adding the new date stamped file name to the bundle file. You can save it to any desired location. It is a good idea to have created a folder for these bundles.

It would be a good idea to save this file to a network drive or separate folder. Scenario 2 You are moving the HU and the documents from work to home for the first time. 3). acb file home on a memory stick or email it to yourself. 4. Use the Restore or Migrate options. Scenario 3 You are moving the HU and documents which you have edited to another computer where there is an older (or newer) version of your HU with its associated documents. 3). ti5 at home, and close the HU which automatically opens.

Each software program handles text structures slightly differently but there are some general guidelines which are useful to consider before transcribing data. Transcription formats Primary data are often transcribed into tables, allowing for codes and comments to be handwritten in the margin. Some software packages accept embedded objects such as tables in RTF files, but others will not. In any case, this way of transcribing is not necessary when using a CAQDAS package, as the software incorporates its own, much more powerful and flexible, facilities for annotating and coding the text (see Chapters 4 and 9, and Chapters 5 and 7 respectively).

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