QMiP workshop: Analysing qualitative data using microsoft word

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This QMiP-sponsored workshop ran at the #PsyPAG2011 conference. Postgraduate psychologists attended the workshop and worked together to tap into their existing Microsoft Word skills and apply these to analysing qualitative data. Not to miss a great opportunity, the workshop attendees are hoping to continue working together to collaborate on a 'how to' guide to share their knowledge with others - watch this space!

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QMiP workshop: Analysing qualitative data using microsoft word

  1. 1. Analysing qualitative data using Microsoft Word Jenna Condie University of Salford 1
  2. 2. I did a lot of messing about… Manually Other software NVivo8 Microsoft Word 2
  3. 3. Session outline• Who are they? Why are they here?• What will you do?• Analysing some data• Preparing the data• Making a coding document• Creating something – a ‘how to’ guide? 3
  4. 4. Available at: http://www.slideshare.net/salfordpgrs/reds-guide-to-networking 4
  5. 5. A workshop for you… & whyWho are are they they? here? 5
  6. 6. What will you do? Flickr: ejhogbin 6
  7. 7. We are already familiar with it…Flickr: Joe Shlabotnik …so analysis is easier? 7
  8. 8. It’s all in the prep!• Transcribe in Word = no import/export issues• !!!New paragraph for every change in speaker: 8
  9. 9. It’s all in the prep! Click… 9
  10. 10. Data sortedThe start of your coding document 10
  11. 11. Coding• Add columns for codesAlso useful to add a columnto number the data soit’s easier to find 11
  12. 12. CodingHighlightcolumn,click onnumbering some things might work better as comments Numbers (track useful for changes) linking excerpts 12
  13. 13. Hints & Tips from Twitter@amyfielden83: Very obvious one, but using the highlight function in variouscolours to distinguish codes!@amyfielden83: Comment function is great for initial coding, and note taking ontranscripts! 13
  14. 14. Table of codes (authorities)• Alphabetical listing• Shortcut (alt+shift+I)• Hide codes (ctrl+shift+8)• Insert table of authorities Add categories e.g. Level 1, Level 2, interpretative repertoires, canonical narratives 14
  15. 15. Other referencing functions 15
  16. 16. Keeping the data whole • Narrative and discursive approaches Could use tableHighlighting, font, of contents forbold, italics etc sequential list Track changes 16
  17. 17. Flickr: osde8info Simple & obvious Skill many people haveVisual/audio(see Hahn 2008) More complex NVivo8, MS Excel, ATLAS.ti Access 17
  18. 18. Some useful resources• Hahn, C. (2008) Doing Qualitative Research Using Your Computer, A practical Guide, London: Sage• La Pelle, N. (2004) Simplifying Qualitative Data Analysis Using General Purpose Software Tools, Field Methods, 16, p. 85 – 108 18
  19. 19. Analysing qualitative data using Microsoft Word Jenna Condie E: j.condie1@edu.salford.ac.uk @jennacondieSlides available at: http://www.slideshare.net/jennacondie Enjoy the conference meal 19

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