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Author Woolf, Nicholas H., author.

Title Qualitative analysis using ATLAS.ti : the five-level QDA method / Nicholas H. Woolf and Christina Silver
Published New York, NY ; Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2018


Description 1 online resource (xx, 194 pages) : illustrations
Series Developing qualitative inquiry
Developing qualitative inquiry.
Contents Orientation -- The Principles of the Five-Level QDA Method -- Strategies and Tactics -- The Contradictions Between Strategies and Tactics -- Different Ways to Reconcile Contradictions -- One-Level QDA -- Three-Level QDA -- Five-Level QDA 22 -- References -- Developing Objectives and Analytic Plans (Levels 1 and 2) -- Objectives -- Clear Objectives -- Adopting a Methodology -- An Everyday Illustration -- Analytic Plan -- The Conceptual Framework -- Analytic Tasks -- Knowing What You Plan to Do Next -- References -- Translating Analytic Tasks into Software Tools (Levels 3, 4, and 5) -- Translation -- The Framing of Analytic Tasks -- The Framing of Software Features -- The Process of Translation -- Selected-Tools -- Constructed-Tools -- The Sequence of Tasks -- References -- The Five-Level QDA Method in Practice -- Orientation to ATLAS.ti -- Upgrading to ATLAS.ti 8 -- Working in Teams -- Delegation -- Leadership Style -- Constraints -- Frequency of Integration -- ATLAS.ti for Mac, iPad, iPhone, and Android -- The Architecture of ATLAS.ti -- Component Orientation Videos -- The Organization of the Program -- Components -- Actions -- Toots -- The ATLAS.ti Interface -- The ATLAS.ti Project -- Adding Data to an ATLAS.ti-Project -- Backing Up an ATLAS.ti-Project -- One ATLAS.ti-Project Per Research Project -- Providing Data -- Documents -- Document-Groups and Document-Smart-Groups -- Segmenting Data -- Quotations -- Hyperlinked-Quotations -- Conceptualizing Data -- Codes -- Coded-Quotations -- Code-Groups and Code-Smart-Groups -- Smart-Codes -- Smart-Code-Snapshot -- Writing -- Comments -- Memos -- Memo-Groups and Memo-Smart-Groups -- Visualizing -- Networks -- Network-Groups and Network-Smart-Groups -- The ATLAS.ti-Project as a Whole -- Interrogation -- Outputting -- Keeping Up to Date -- Backing Up and Moving Projects -- Working in Teams -- Everyone on the Same Cycle -- What Happens When You Merge -- Principles of the Foolproof Method -- Procedures of the Foolproof Method -- Inter-Rater Reliability -- References -- Mastering the Process of Translation -- Translation as a Heuristic Process -- Writing Analytic Tasks -- The Analytic Planning Worksheet -- The Format of the Analytic Planning Worksheet -- Analytic Planning Worksheet for the Sample Analytic Task -- The Five Steps of Translation -- Step 1-Identifying Units -- Units of Analysis -- Units of Data -- Units of Meaning -- The Rule of Thumb of Two Units -- Step 2-Describing Purposes -- The Difference Between a Purpose and an Action -- The Rule of Thumb of One Purpose -- Step 3-Identifying Possible Components -- Possible Components for the First Unit -- Possible Components for the Second Unit -- Additional Possible Components When Purposes Require Writing or Visualizing -- Step 4-Choosing Appropriate Components -- Illustrations for Steps 4 and 5 -- Actions That Can Be Taken on Components -- The Context of Analytic Tasks -- Step 5-Finalizing Selected- or Constructed-Tools -- The Distinction Between Selected- and Constructed-Tools -- When to Use a Selected-Tool -- When to Use Constructed-Tools -- References -- Case Illustrations -- Orientation to Case Illustrations -- Learning From Case Illustrations -- Learning by Analogy -- Authentic Learning -- Learning From Multiple Illustrations -- Video Demonstrations of Case Illustrations -- Case Illustration Videos -- Harnessing Components Videos -- Accessing Video Demonstrations -- The Two Full-Case Illustrations -- Case Illustration 1: A Literature Review -- Case Illustration 2: A Thematic Analysis -- References -- Case Illustration -- An Exploratory Literature Review: Exploring the Literature on Interfaith Dialogue / Elizabeth M. Pope -- Analytic Strategies -- Background -- Focus of This Case Illustration -- Guiding Methodology -- Stages of the Analysis -- First Stage: Preliminary Partial Literature Review -- Second Stage: Review and Rationalize the First Stage -- Third Stage: Expand the Scope of the Literature Review -- Fourth Stage: Identify Major Themes in the Literature -- Fifth Stage: Rewrite the Literature Review -- Sixth Stage: Ongoing Expansion of the Literature Review -- Acknowledgments -- References -- Case Illustration -- A Discourse Analysis Study: The Construction of Grief in an Online Support Group / Trena M. Paulus, Mary Alice Varga -- Analytic Strategies -- Overall Objectives -- Guiding Methodology -- Stages of the Analysis -- First Stage: Discourse Analysis of Initial Posts to Multiple Forums -- Second Stage: Refocus Project to a Single Forum Referring to One Type of Loss -- Third Stage: Discourse Analysis of Initial Posts to the Single Forum -- Fourth Stage: Discourse Analysis of Replies to Initial Posts to the Single Forum -- Stakeholders, Published Works, and Funders -- References
Summary "Software is cut-and-dried - every button you press has a predictable effect - but qualitative analysis is open-ended and unfolds in unpredictable ways. This contradiction is best resolved by separating analytic strategies - what you plan to do - from software tactics - how you plan to do it. Expert ATLAS.ti users have unconsciously learned to do this. The Five-Level QDA® method unpacks the process so that you can learn it consciously and efficiently. The first part of the book explains how the contradiction between analytic strategies and software tactics is reconciled by "translating" between them. The second part provides both an in-depth description of how ATLAS.ti works and comprehensive instruction in the five steps of "translation". these steps are illustrated with examples from a variety of research projects. The third part contains real-world qualitative research projects from a variety of disciplines, methodologies, and kinds of qualitative analysis, all illustrated in ATLAS.ti using the Five-Level QDA method. The book is accompanied by three sets of videos demonstrations on the Companion Website. While this book uses screenshots from the current ATLAS.ti Version 8, it is still fully applicable to users of older versions. The book and accompanying videos illustrate the Windows version of ATLAS.ti. As there are some differences in screen and interface design between the Mac and Windows versions please watch the video 'The ATLAS.ti Mac Interface' in the Component Orientation series of videos (available September 2017)The Five-Level QDA method is based on the authors' combined 40 years of experience teaching ATLAS.ti and other software packages used as platforms for conducting qualitative analysis. After many years observing their students' challenges they developed the Five-Level QDA method to describe the process that long-time ATLAS.ti experts unconsciously adopt. The Five-Level QDA method is independent of software program or methodology, and the principles apply to any type of qualitative project."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
SUBJECT ATLAS.ti (Computer file)
Subject Qualitative research -- Data processing
REFERENCE -- Questions & Answers.
Qualitative research.
Qualitative Analyse
ATLAS Programmiersprache
Recherche qualitative -- Méthodologie.
Sciences sociales -- Recherche -- Méthodologie.
Acquisition automatique des données.
Analyse des données.
Form Electronic book
Author Silver, Christina, author.
ISBN 9781351722926