CAQDAS   Computer Assisted Qualitative  Data Analysis Software G. Andrew Page University of Alaska Anchorage
The Problem Stress from  data analysis
What is  CAQDAS ?  (pronounced “ cactus ”) <ul><li>CAQDAS searches, organizes, categorizes, and annotates textual and visu...
What will CAQDAS do? <ul><li>Organize —  Better organization correlates to better analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Boolean Searc...
The Approach <ul><li>CAQDAS can assist in the tasks of coding indexing, sorting, retrieving and manipulating data. Miles a...
Platform, URL’s & Demos <ul><li>ATLAS/ ti   (dos)  =  Demo </li></ul><ul><li>HyperRESEARCH  =  Demo   </li></ul><ul><li>QS...
Coding <ul><li>The key question is always, ‘What is this piece of data an example of?’ Open coding is putting labels or co...
MaxQDA Examples
Axial Coding <ul><li>Finding relationships between the categories. This is ‘axial’ or ‘theoretical’ coding. </li></ul><ul>...
Axial Example
Selective Coding <ul><li>Account for the relationships at a higher level of abstraction. This is ‘selective’ coding in whi...
Code System
Frequency of Codes
Memo Manager
Overview of  Coded Segments
Boolean Search
In conclusion… <ul><li>CAQDAS won’t do the analysis for you but it will help increase your organization of data. </li></ul...
Stress Redux
It’s “W” time You never know what will happen when conducting research!
Below: Air Force One and Pres. George W. Bush, April 2, 2004 in the county where I was conducting my dissertation research.
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  • QDA Miner is an easy-to-use mixed-model qualitative data analysis software package for coding, annotating, retrieving and analyzing small and large collections of documents and images. QDA Miner may be used to analyze interview or focus-group transcripts, legal documents, journal articles, even entire books, as well as drawing, photographs, paintings, and other types of visual documents. Its seamless integration with SimStat, a statistical data analysis tool, and WordStat, a content analysis and text-mining module, gives you unprecedented flexibility for analyzing text and relating its content to structured information, including numerical and categorical data.
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    1. 1. CAQDAS Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software G. Andrew Page University of Alaska Anchorage
    2. 2. The Problem Stress from data analysis
    3. 3. What is CAQDAS ? (pronounced “ cactus ”) <ul><li>CAQDAS searches, organizes, categorizes, and annotates textual and visual data. Programs of this type usually support theory-building through the visualization of relationships between data and/or theoretical constructs. </li></ul>
    4. 4. What will CAQDAS do? <ul><li>Organize — Better organization correlates to better analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Boolean Searches </li></ul><ul><li>Generation of code book </li></ul><ul><li>Text mining </li></ul><ul><li>Lemmatization text analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility – greater ease an maneuverability of the data, </li></ul>
    5. 5. The Approach <ul><li>CAQDAS can assist in the tasks of coding indexing, sorting, retrieving and manipulating data. Miles and Huberman (1994), for example, see data analysis as involving data reduction, data display, and drawing conclusions - a process parallel to quantitative analysis. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Platform, URL’s & Demos <ul><li>ATLAS/ ti (dos) = Demo </li></ul><ul><li>HyperRESEARCH = Demo </li></ul><ul><li>QSR NUD*IST = Demo </li></ul><ul><li>Max QDA = Demo 21-day full version </li></ul><ul><li>AnSWR = Open Source software for PC: </li></ul><ul><li>IDEA Notes : Free! </li></ul>
    7. 7. Coding <ul><li>The key question is always, ‘What is this piece of data an example of?’ Open coding is putting labels or codes on pieces of data. </li></ul><ul><li>There is no a priori coding scheme that is imposed: the codes emerge from, are generated by, the data; </li></ul>
    8. 8. MaxQDA Examples
    9. 9. Axial Coding <ul><li>Finding relationships between the categories. This is ‘axial’ or ‘theoretical’ coding. </li></ul><ul><li>'Axial' denotes the idea of putting an axis through the data to form the connections. </li></ul><ul><li>There are many ways in which these can occur; </li></ul><ul><li>Quantitative variables, e.g. frequency. </li></ul><ul><li>The output is a series of propositions…the basis of the theory </li></ul>
    10. 10. Axial Example
    11. 11. Selective Coding <ul><li>Account for the relationships at a higher level of abstraction. This is ‘selective’ coding in which 'core' categories are selected. </li></ul><ul><li>These are the central phenomena about which the categories are integrated. </li></ul>
    12. 12. Code System
    13. 13. Frequency of Codes
    14. 14. Memo Manager
    15. 15. Overview of Coded Segments
    16. 16. Boolean Search
    17. 17. In conclusion… <ul><li>CAQDAS won’t do the analysis for you but it will help increase your organization of data. </li></ul><ul><li>CAQDAS has the ability to maneuver data so that you can view it from different approaches. </li></ul><ul><li>Weigh the learning curve of the program and compare it to analyzing data with colored pens, scissors, and the “old-fashioned way of deciphering data </li></ul><ul><li>If this fails….see next screen. </li></ul>
    18. 18. Stress Redux
    19. 19. It’s “W” time You never know what will happen when conducting research!
    20. 20. Below: Air Force One and Pres. George W. Bush, April 2, 2004 in the county where I was conducting my dissertation research.

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