Computer-aided qualitative research: a user's perspective

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Lamont-Mills, Andrea. 2010. "Computer-aided qualitative research: a user's perspective." Haag, Herbet (ed.) Research methodology for sport and exercise sciences: a comprehensive introduction for study and research, 2nd ed.. Berlin, Germany. Logos Verlag. pp. 268-298
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Computer-aided qualitative research: a user's perspective

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID2523
Book TitleResearch methodology for sport and exercise sciences: a comprehensive introduction for study and research, 2nd ed.
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AuthorLamont-Mills, Andrea
EditorsHaag, Herbet
Page Range268-298
SeriesMovement/Play/Sport
Chapter Number21
Number of Pages31
Year2010
PublisherLogos Verlag
Place of PublicationBerlin, Germany
ISBN9783832524999
Web Address (URL)https://www.researchgate.net/publication/258022442_Computer-Aided_Qualitative_Re-_search_A_Users_Perspective
Abstract

Over the past decade there has been a rapid growth in the development and use of computer-assisted qualitative data analysis software (CAQDAS) for use with text-based data. Similarly there has been a growth in the number of qualitative research articles being published in sport journals. Thus this chapter is timely as an introduction and example of how CAQDAS can be used by qualitative sport researchers. This chapter will briefly introduce CAQDAS and how different software programs can be grouped based on function or assistance to the re-searcher. A cautionary warning will then be sounded to the reader concerning the use of CAQDAS before the chapter demonstrates the logic underpinning one particular CAQDAS software program, a code-based theory-builder, NUD*IST 6. NUD*IST 6 is produced by QSR International Pty Ltd and stands for 'Non-numerical Unstructured Data Indexing Searching and Theorising'. The choice to include NUD*IST 6 in this chapter is driven by my familiarity with the program. NUD*IST 6 was used in my doctoral dissertation (Lamont-Mills, 2001) and extracts from this research will be used to illustrate points made dur-ing this chapter. The chapter concludes with some limitations of the NUD*IST 6 program along with wider CAQDAS limitations and concerns.

KeywordsNUD*IST; qualitative research; qualitative data analysis
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020520107. Sport and exercise psychology
420799. Sports science and exercise not elsewhere classified
520105. Psychological methodology, design and analysis
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