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Using Computers in Qualitative Research
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Using Computers in Qualitative Research

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April 1991 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This is a comprehensive assessment of recent developments in the use of computers in qualitative research, an increasingly important and rapidly growing area of interest among social scientists and graduate students.

Using Computers in Qualitative Research profiles and compares the principal programs available, identifying their particular strengths and limitations. It outlines the sorts of research problems that existing and forthcoming software can and cannot handle. The contributors also draw on their experiences of teaching computer-based techniques to suggest ways in which these could be incorporated into research methods training. [Reprinted with updated information on computer resources, 1992]

Raymond M Lee and Nigel G Fielding
Computing for Qualitative Research
 
PART ONE: USING COMPUTERS IN QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
Renata Tesch
Software for Qualitative Researchers
Lyn Richards and Tom Richards
The Transformation of Qualitative Method
John Davies
Automated Tools for Qualitative Research
 
PART TWO: IMPLICATIONS FOR RESEARCH PRACTICE
Pat Allatt and Lynn D Benson
Computing and Qualitative Analysis
Anne V Akeroyd
Personal Information and Qualitative Research Data
John Seidel
Methods and Madness in the Application of Computer Technology to Qualitative Data Analysis
 
PART THREE: QUALITATIVE KNOWLEDGE AND COMPUTING
Michael Fischer and Anthony Finkelstein
Social Knowledge Representation
David R Heise
Event Structure Analysis
Elizabeth (Betsy) S Cordingley
The Upside and Downside of Hypertext Tools
Michael Agar
The Right Brain Strikes Back

`This book stands as one of the must-read books for qualitative and would be qualitative researchers... deserves reading because of the important issues and themes presented.' - Qualitative Health Research

`An impressive mixture of discussion and explanation which achieves its aims of being both a review and a primer.' - Systems Practice

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