Qualitative data analysis software: A call for understanding, detail, intentionality, and thoughtfulness
Humble, Áine M
Journal of Family Theory & Review
Qualitative data analysis software (QDAS) programs have gained in popularity, but family researchers may have little training in using them and a limited understanding of important issues related to their use. This article urges increased understanding, detail, intentionality, and thoughtfulness with regard to QDAS. A brief history of QDAS is provided. Family‐focused research trends in qualitative research and QDAS use are presented. Factors to be considered when choosing a qualitative software program are described, and current debates in the field noted. Suggestions for increasing dialogue about QDAS in the field of family studies are included.
Qualitative research , CAQDAS , QDAS , Qualitative data analysis software , Theory
Humble, A. M. (2012). Qualitative data analysis software: A call for understanding, detail, intentionality, and thoughtfulness. Journal of Family Theory & Review, 4(2), 122-137. doi:10. 1111/j.1756-2589.2012.00125.x