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Making visible the coding process : Using qualitative data software in a post-structural study

Ryan, Mary E. (2009) Making visible the coding process : Using qualitative data software in a post-structural study. Issues in Educational Research, 19(2), pp. 142-161.

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Abstract

Qualitative research methods require transparency to ensure the ‘trustworthiness’ of the data analysis. The intricate processes of organizing, coding and analyzing the data are often rendered invisible in the presentation of the research findings, which requires a ‘leap of faith’ for the reader. Computer assisted data analysis software can be used to make the research process more transparent, without sacrificing rich, interpretive analysis by the researcher. This article describes in detail how one software package was used in a poststructural study to link and code multiple forms of data to four research questions for fine-grained analysis. This description will be useful for researchers seeking to use qualitative data analysis software as an analytic tool.

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ID Code: 26768
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Qualitative data analysis software, Data coding, NVivo, poststructural research
ISSN: 0313-7155
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE ESL and TESOL) (130204)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Mary E. Ryan
Deposited On: 13 Aug 2009 09:34
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:58

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