Digital Tools for Qualitative Research

Digital Tools for Qualitative Research

By: Trena M. Paulus (author), Paul Dempster (author), Jessica Nina Lester (author)Hardback

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Digital Tools for Qualitative Research shows how the research process in its entirety can be supported by technology tools in ways that can save time and add robustness and depth to qualitative work. It addresses the use of a variety of tools (many of which may already be familiar to you) to support every phase of the research process, providing practical case studies taken from real world research. The text shows you how to select and use technology tools to: engage in reflexivity collaborate with other researchers and stakeholders manage your project do your literature review generate and manage your data transcribe and analyse textual, audio and visual data and represent and share your findings. The book also considers important ethical issues surrounding the use of various technologies in each chapter. On the companion website, you'll find lots of additional resources including video tutorials and activities. Whether you're a novice or expert social researcher, this book will inspire you to think creatively about how to approach your research project and get the most out of the huge range of tools available to you.

About Author

Trena M Paulus holds a Ph.D. in Education/Instructional Systems Technology and currently teaches qualitative research methods, discourse analysis and instructional technology courses at the University of Tennessee, USA, where she is an associate professor. She has published articles in the areas of qualitative research methods, instructional technology and computer-mediated communication. She teaches a doctoral level course on Digital Tools for Qualitative Research. Jessica Nina Lester, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Inquiry Methodology (Qualitative Research) in the School of Education at Indiana University, Bloomington. Dr. Lester has published over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, as well as numerous books and book chapters focused on discourse and conversation analysis, disability studies, and more general concerns related to qualitative research. She is a co-author of the first edition of Digital Tools for Qualitative Research, published with SAGE. She has also co-edited a book focused on performance ethnographies (Peter Lang, 2013) and is currently co-authoring a book focused on applied conversation analysis with SAGE. More recently, Dr. Lester co-authored a research methods textbook with SAGE (An introduction to educational research: Connecting methods to practice) and served as the co-editor of The Palgrave handbook of child mental health: Discourse and conversation studies and The Palgrave handbook of adult mental health: Discourse and conversation studies. She is a founding member of the Microanalysis of Online Data international network, the Associate Director of the Conversation Analysis Research in Autism group at the University of Leicester, UK, and the former co-program chair and current chair of the Qualitative Research Special Interest Group (AERA). In 2014, Dr. Lester received AERA's Division D's Early Career Award in Measurement and Research Methodology (Qualitative Methodology) and has also won several teaching awards at Indiana University. She has most recently published in journals such as Qualitative Inquiry, Qualitative Research, and Discourse Studies. Paul Dempster is an applied health researcher who specialises in qualitative research. He is particularly interested in CAQDAS methods and has taught internationally on their use. He is a consultant methodologist for Transana at the University of Wisconsin and works for the NHS in Newcastle.


Companion Website Why Digital Tools? Engaging in Reflexive Practice and Making Ethical Choices Collaborating and Managing Projects Reviewing the Literature Generating Data Transcribing Audio and Video Data Analyzing Textual Data Analyzing Image, Audio and Video Data Writing and Representing the Findings Looking to the Future

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781446256060
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 216
  • ID: 9781446256060
  • weight: 530
  • ISBN10: 1446256065

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