[Asis-l] CSCW02 tutorial- qualitative data analysis software
lneumann13 at hotmail.com
Tue Oct 22 12:41:06 EDT 2002
A colleague and I will be offering a tutorial at CSCW this year that I
thought might be of interest. For more info on CSCW 2002, see
Tutorial Abstract: Qualitative Analysis Tool Overview
Instructors: Laura Neumann and Nelle Steele, Microsoft Corporation, USA
Origin: This tutorial is new for CSCW 2002.
Goals and content: This tutorial will give an overview of qualitative
analysis software tools which automate the sometimes painful tasks of
sorting, synthesizing and re-sorting data. It is intended for a range of
participants from those who have never used a computer for qualitative data
analysis to people who have perhaps done some research on various tools but
havent delved deeply into them. This tutorial will not be a tips and
tricks for the advanced qualitative data analysis software user. Instead,
we will focus on giving participants some background with QDA tools overall,
and then provide some experience with using one of the common tools. While
by necessity we will talk in some detail about field methods, this will not
be a research methods tutorial. Participants ideally will have some
personal experience with planning, carrying out and analyzing a qualitative
research project. Those without such experience who want to participate in
this tutorial should contact the organizers.
The morning half of the session will be an introduction and overview of QDA
tools, and the afternoon will be an opportunity for participants to get some
practice working with a tool. Participants will gain hands-on, working
knowledge of an analysis tool which will give them a sense of the typical
functionality in these tools. After taking this tutorial, students will be
able to: 1) make an educated decision on whether or not to use an analysis
tool, 2) decide which analysis package may be right for them, and 3) use an
analysis tool in their research.
Specifically, the tutorial will include: why one may or may not choose to
use a qualitative analysis tool; how these tools may impact research design
and / or data analysis design; a history and discussion of common features
of QDA tools; a comparison of the most common tools being used by
qualitative researchers today; best practices / trouble spots when using
qualitative analysis tools; ending with substantial instruction and hands-on
practice with one qualitative analysis tool.
Intended audience: This tutorial is intended for qualitative researchers who
are fed up with copying, pasting, stacking and sorting data as piles of
paper or those that are simply interested in alternative qualitative data
analysis methods. This tutorial will assume that the audience is familiar
with qualitative research methods and / or field research. Previous
experience with qualitative research tools is not expected.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
Protect your PC - get McAfee.com VirusScan Online
More information about the Asis-l