Computer-Assisted Grounded Theory Analysis (2 days)
Do you want to conduct a Grounded Theory (GT) study and would like to analyze your data using CAQDAS? In contemporary books on qualitative methods you find pointers and references to computer-assisted analysis, but little on how to translate manual ways of going about analysis to a computer-assisted way. It seems as it would be self-explanatory. In this seminar you will learn how to implement grounded theory analysis with the support of CAQDAS (ATLAS.ti, MAXQDA or NVivo). What does "coding" mean in a computer environment? How can GT open coding or axial coding be implemented? How and with what type of tools can memo writing be integrated? Learning how to apply GT and learning how to use software are already two big tasks by themselves. This workshop will support you in linking your chosen methodological approach with your favorite CAQDAS and how the various aspects of the methodology can be translated into software tools.
Some background in Grounded Theory methodology and basic knowledge of your favorite CAQDAS (ATLAS.ti, MAXQDA, NVivo). The focus of the seminar is on the methodological implementation.
Presentation, hands-on computer work, discussion / feedback
Students / PhD students / researchers
Friese, S. (2016). Computer-assisted Grounded Theory analysis. MMG Working paper (forthcoming July 2016). www.mmg.mpg.de/workingpapers
Note: The course requires a minimum of four participants. A final decision on conducting the course will be announced as soon as four participants have signed up or latest two weeks prior to the announced date. Please wait for the final confirmation before making travel arrangements. Thank you for your understanding!
How do I get to the event?
You will receive a detailed route description after registration and confirmation.
What should I bring to the event?
A laptop and your project data.