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C silver mindsets in qualitative analysis. opening to digital tools day wcqr 2018

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On 17th October 2018 Christina Silver opened Digital Tools day at the World Conference on Qualitative Research (#WCQR2018) in Lisbon, Portugal with a talk about mindsets for harnessing digital tools powerfully

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C silver mindsets in qualitative analysis. opening to digital tools day wcqr 2018

  1. 1. THE FIVE-LEVEL QDA® METHOD Christina Silver, PhD. MINDSETS FOR HARNESSING DIGITAL TOOLS IN QUALITATIVE & MIXED-METHODS ANALYSIS
  2. 2. MINDSETS FOR HARNESSING DIGITAL TOOLS OVERVIEW ▸ The CAQDAS landscape ▸ Genesis of the Five-Level QDA® method ▸ Overview and principles ▸ Making unconscious expertise explicit ▸ Implementation ▸ Opportunities ▸ Future CAQDAS landscape
  3. 3. MINDSETS FOR HARNESSING DIGITAL TOOLS THE CAQDAS LANDSCAPE ▸ Long history, lots of choice ▸ Periods of convergence and divergence ▸ No one market-leader has emerged ▸ Differentiating programs ▸ Methodological ▸ Technological ▸ Collaborative ▸ Ease of use / intuitiveness ▸ No ‘best’ CAQDAS program
  4. 4. MINDSETS FOR HARNESSING DIGITAL TOOLS DIFFERENTIATING CAQDAS - CONTINUA Methodological Technological Collaborative Ease of use / intuitiveness Data type Visualising ideas Representing results Pure QUAL Pure QUANT
  5. 5. PERCEPTIONS OF CAQDAS Jackson, K., Paulus, T., & Woolf, N. H. (2018). The Walking Dead Genealogy: Unsubstantiated Criticisms of Qualitative Data Analysis Software (QDAS) and the Failure to Put Them to Rest. The Qualitative Report, 23(13), 74-91 MINDSETS FOR HARNESSING DIGITAL TOOLS
  6. 6. WHAT IS THE FIVE-LEVEL QDA METHOD? ▸ Pedagogy ▸ Unpacks unconscious expert processes ▸ Mindset MINDSETS FOR HARNESSING DIGITAL TOOLS
  7. 7. GENESIS OF THE FIVE-LEVEL QDA METHOD ▸ Answering unwarranted critiques ▸ Challenges in gaining expertise ▸ Limited / superficial use ▸ Cessation of use ▸ Allow software to drive the process ▸ Addressing those challenges MINDSETS FOR HARNESSING DIGITAL TOOLS
  8. 8. PRINCIPLES OF THE FIVE-LEVEL QDA METHOD ▸ Strategies and tactics are distinct ▸ Strategies – what you plan to do ▸ Driven by project objectives and research questions MINDSETS FOR HARNESSING DIGITAL TOOLS
  9. 9. PRINCIPLES OF THE FIVE-LEVEL QDA METHOD ▸ Tactics – how you plan to do it ▸ Highlighters, whiteboards, general purpose software, CAQDAS programs “An alternative search strategy is to select a sample of journals and to search for articles…this tactic was employed…” Bryman, A. (2006). Integrating quantitative and qualitative research: How is it done? Qualitative Research 6(1), 97-113 MINDSETS FOR HARNESSING DIGITAL TOOLS
  10. 10. PRINCIPLES OF THE FIVE-LEVEL QDA METHOD ▸ Analytic strategies and software tactics are contradictory by nature MINDSETS FOR HARNESSING DIGITAL TOOLS
  11. 11. PRINCIPLES OF THE FIVE-LEVEL QDA METHOD ▸ Avoidance or compromise are problematic ways to manage the contradiction MINDSETS FOR HARNESSING DIGITAL TOOLS
  12. 12. PRINCIPLES OF THE FIVE-LEVEL QDA METHOD ▸ The contradiction can be transcended through translation ▸ Translation is driven by analytic strategies MINDSETS FOR HARNESSING DIGITAL TOOLS
  13. 13. MAKING THE UNCONSCIOUS EXPLICIT ▸ Steps of translation MINDSETS FOR HARNESSING DIGITAL TOOLS
  14. 14. MAKING THE UNCONSCIOUS EXPLICIT ▸ Heuristic process MINDSETS FOR HARNESSING DIGITAL TOOLS
  15. 15. MAKING THE UNCONSCIOUS EXPLICIT ▸ Tools for learning translation ▸ Components and actions ▸ Analytic Planning Worksheets MINDSETS FOR HARNESSING DIGITAL TOOLS
  16. 16. IMPLEMENTATION ▸ Iterative – research, testing ▸ Adaptation examples ▸ Trena M. Paulus, Elizabeth M. Pope, Nicholas Woolf & Christina Silver (2018) It will be very helpful once I understand ATLAS.ti”: Teaching ATLAS.ti using the Five- Level QDA method, International Journal of Social Research Methodology MINDSETS FOR HARNESSING DIGITAL TOOLS
  17. 17. OPPORTUNITIES ▸ Adaptable framework ▸ Teaching community ▸ Other digital tools ▸ Integrated curricula MINDSETS FOR HARNESSING DIGITAL TOOLS
  18. 18. FUTURE LANDSCAPE ▸ Responsibilities ▸ Teaching current and future generations ▸ Illustrate quality in process ▸ Digital developments ▸ Avoid being left behind (researchers, developers, teachers) MINDSETS FOR HARNESSING DIGITAL TOOLS
  19. 19. ROTTERDAM EXCHANGE FORMAT INITIATIVE MINDSETS FOR HARNESSING DIGITAL TOOLS
  20. 20. THANK YOU MINDSETS FOR HARNESSING DIGITAL TOOLS References ▸ Bryman, A. (2006). Integrating quantitative and qualitative research: How is it done? Qualitative Research 6(1), 97-113 ▸ Jackson, K., Paulus, T., & Woolf, N. H. (2018). The Walking Dead Genealogy: Unsubstantiated Criticisms of Qualitative Data Analysis Software (QDAS) and the Failure to Put Them to Rest. The Qualitative Report, 23(13), 74-91 ▸ Trena M. Paulus, Elizabeth M. Pope, Nicholas Woolf & Christina Silver (2018) It will be very helpful once I understand ATLAS.ti”: Teaching ATLAS.ti using the Five- Level QDA method, International Journal of Social Research Methodology ▸ Woolf, N & Silver, C. (2018)​ Qualitative analysis using ATLAS.ti: The Five- Level QDA Method, Routledge ▸ Woolf, N & Silver, C. (2018)​ Qualitative analysis using MAXQDA: The Five- Level QDA Method, Routledge ▸ Woolf, N & Silver, C​. (2018) Qualitative analysis using NVivo: The Five-Level QDA Method, Routledge

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