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Bringing Rigour in Qualitative Social Research: The Use of a CAQDAS
Department of Social Studies, Faculty of Social Studies and Humanities, University of Mauritius, Réduit. (Social Work and Social Policy)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0886-7402
2007 (English)In: University of Mauritius Research Journal, ISSN 1694-0342, Vol. 13A, no 1, 1-16 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Computer Aided Qualitative Data Analysis Software (CAQDAS) is becoming an essential tool for a number of social scientists. Particularly, CAQDAS allow for a more rapid and rigorous qualitative data analysis. Over the past few decades, a variety of software that falls under the CAQDAS umbrella has emerged in the market. In this context, this paper focuses on one of the software - Atlas-ti 5.0- to describe its use as a tool for enhancing rigour in qualitative social research. The paper describes why and how Atlas-ti 5.0 has been used for data analysis in an exemplar qualitative social research on the ecology of the Mauritian early adolescents’ Internet-mediated dating/romance. It also considers some critics related to the essentials of rigour in qualitative social research. Finally, it outlines the use of Atlas-ti 5.0 for bringing rigour in the exemplar research.

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2007. Vol. 13A, no 1, 1-16 p.
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Qualitative Social Research, CAQDAS, Atlas-ti, Rigour
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-15970OAI: diva2:685286
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