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Research Studies using QSR NUD*IST Software

NUD*IST in Action: Its use and its Usefulness in a Study of Chronic Illness in Young People. Sociological Research Online, vol. 2, no. 3 (Buston, K. 1997). - Much has been written in recent years about using computers packages to assist qualitative data analysis. The focus has been on the implications of this development for the analytical process. This paper describes the use of NUD*IST in a recently completed study of the experiences of chronically ill young people, and assesses the epistemological effects of its usage. As well as providing basic practical information on some of NUD*IST's functions, whilst highlighting one particular way of utilising the package, the paper addresses some of the methodological issues raised in the CAQDAS debate by drawing on this 'real-life' experience.

Inter-Coder Reliability Verification Using QSR NUD*IST (Bourdon, S. 2000). - The use of Inter-Doder Reliability Verification (ICRV) of qualitative coding can be a labour-intensive, repetitive and error-prone process. But, used in an appropriate research design and within its own epistemoloigcal limitations, ICRV can yield a great amount of information not otherwise available. This paper presents a series of procedures making the ICRV process rapid and error-free, using N4's command file functionality and a word processor. A paper delivered at the Strategies In Qualitative Research conference in September 2000 at the Institute of Education, London. (PDF)

Qualitative Data Analysis: Using NUD*IST 4 in a Preliminary Investigation of Postpartum Depression Among African-American Women (Amankwaa, L. 2000). The Qualitative Report, Volume 4, Numbers 3 & 4, March, 2000. - The purpose of this paper was to discuss the processes that were used to collect and analyze data in a pilot project on postpartum depression among African-American women. NUD*IST 4 (Richards & Richards, 1997), a computer program, was instrumental to the researcher in coding the preliminary data. Memos of the process and the thoughts of the researcher are sprinkled throughout the paper describing the processes used and decisions that were made during the data collection and analysis processes. Four interviews were conducted and the very first analysis of these these interviews are included in this paper. This paper is a student's journey during the beginning processes of qualitative data collection and analysis.

Using NUD*IST Qualitative Data Analysis Software to Explore Students' School-based Designing Experiences. (Butcher, L. 1998). - This paper explores the process along with some of the patterns and themes that have emerged from observational and interview data amassed from Australian secondary school students studying Design and Technology courses.

The Analysis and Archiving of Heterogeneous Text Documents:Using Support of the Computer Program NUD*IST 4 (Plaf, C. & Schetsche, M. 2000). Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 1 (3) December 2000 -On the basis of a current research project we discuss the use of the computer programNUD*IST for the analysis and archiving of qualitative documents. Our project examines the socialevaluation of spectacular criminal offenses and we identify, digitize and analyze documents from theentire 20th century. Since public and scientific discourses are examined, the data of the project areextraordinarily heterogeneous: scientific publications, court records, newspaper reports, andadministrative documents. We want to show how to transfer general questions into a systematiccategorization with the assistance of NUD*IST. (PDF)



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