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Three Methods of Qualitative Data Analysis Using ATLAS.ti: ‘A Posse Ad Esse’
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology. (Social Work and Social Policy)
2013 (English)In: ATLAS.ti User Conference 2013: Fostering Dialog on Qualitative Methods / [ed] S. Friese and T. Ringmayr, Berlin: Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin, 2013, Vol. 1, 1-15 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This article appraises the possibilities, limitations and challenges in undertaking three different methods of qualitative data analysis using ATLAS.ti. The discussion is based on three different research projects carried out from 2004 to 2012. In the first project, a grounded theory analysis of data collected in 2004 was carried out using an inductive approach to make a theoretical proposition on Mauritian early adolescents’ internet-mediated dating pattern. In the second project, an abductive thematic network analysis was carried out using qualitative data collected in 2006 from Kenya and Zambia on adolescent sexual and reproductive health. In the third project, a deductive critical discourse analysis was carried out using an eco-social work research from Mauritius, undertaken in 2012. This article concludes that ATLAS.ti presents numerous possibilities for researchers to carry out different methods of qualitative data analysis. However, there are certain limitations and challenges that need to be considered by the researchers when undertaking computer assisted qualitative data analysis.

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Berlin: Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin, 2013. Vol. 1, 1-15 p.
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ATLAS.ti, qualitative analysis method, grounded theory, abductive, thematic network analysis, inductive, deductive, critical discourse analysis, computer-assisted analysis, challenges, limitations, possibilities
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-20579ISBN: 978-3-7983-2692-7OAI: diva2:868874
ATLAS.ti User Conference 2013, 12-14 September 2013, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
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