MS Word: The Simple andobvious• Already familiar with it• Transcribed data into it• No import/export issues• On every computer I work on• Everyone has it so can share data easily• Writing up thesis on it
http://www.flickr.com/photos/a6u571n/2870888435/sizes/m/in/photostream/ What type of data? What type of analysis? What brings you here?
Well, let’s have a go Armed with your existinghttp://www.flickr.com/photos/marfis75/5319264476/sizes/m/in/photostream/ knowledge and skills on MS word, try some analysis on this data…
Some features…• Highlight function to distinguish different codes/sections using colour.• Track changes, particularly the comments feature to include memos, make notes, and record interpretations.• Referencing functions such as table of contents, table of figures, indexes and footnotes to organise themes or interpretative repertoires• Bolding and italicising text, using different fonts and sizes, underlining, line spacing, columns, numbered lists and bullet points etc…
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 takingon transcripts! 10
http://www.flickr.com/photos/24365773@N03/7438452918/sizes/m/in/photostream/ Word before? Have you had a fight with MS
Preparation and transcriptionA transcription strategy is a must! Make thesedecisions early on so writing up is easier.Tips•Start new paragraph for every speaker**•What font?•What size?•Line numbers?•Line spacing?
Keeping the data whole• Narrative and discursive approaches Could useHighlighting, table offont, bold, italics contents foretc sequential list Track changes
Flickr: osde8infoEasy life! Skill many people already haveVisual/audio More(see Hahn complex NVivo8 MS 2008) ATLAS. Excel, ti Access
Some very 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 21
Working with MS Word: Aqualitative analysis workshopUsing the simple and obviousJenna Condie | firstname.lastname@example.org @jennacondie
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