Session:Harnessing CAQDAS packages
Time:Wednesday 4th July, 11:15 - 12:45
Room:4.8
Convenor: Dr Christina Silver (CAQDAS Networking Project, Department of Sociology, University of Surrey)

Abstract Details

Qualitative software is well-established and its use is widespread. Yet using CAQDAS packages can elicit an unconscious mindset resulting in cut-and-dried software features influencing the choices made in emergent and idiosyncratic analyses – to the detriment of the research. The Five-Level QDA method overcomes this mindset by consciously distinguishing analytic strategies from software tactics to ensure that software capabilities do not drive the process. This session describes the genesis and principles of the Five-Level QDA method and illustrates its application in different methodological and teaching contexts using three leading CAQDAS packages - ATLAS.ti, MAXQDA and NVivo.

The level of the session is: Accessible

Presentation details

Presentation 1
Start time: 11:15
Presentation title: What is the Five-Level QDA method?
Presenter: Dr Christina Silver (CAQDAS Networking Project, Department of Sociology, University of Surrey)
Presentation 2
Start time: 11:40
Presentation title: Integrating the Five-Level QDA method into CAQDAS teaching: examples in ATLAS.ti and NVivo
Presenter: Dr Steve Wright (Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Lancaster)
Presentation 3
Start time: 12:05
Presentation title: Translating analytic tasks into software tools: example in MAXQDA
Presenter: Dr Jacqueline Priego (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Portsmouth)