The Nvivo Looking Glass: Seeing the Data Through the Analysis

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Title The Nvivo Looking Glass: Seeing the Data Through the Analysis
Author Beekhuyzen, Jenine Peta; Nielsen, Sue Hilary; Von Hellens, Liisa Annikki
Publication Title 5th International Conference on Qualitative Research in IT & IT in Qualitative Research (QualIT2010)
Editor Bandara, W., Fernandez, W., Rowlands, B.
Year Published 2010
Place of publication Brisbane
Publisher QUT, Griffith University and ANU
Abstract This paper focuses on the process of data analysis for an ethnographic doctoral study. Analysis of the interviews for the critical ethnography is discussed in detail in this paper, with particular attention given to the use of Nvivo – a qualitative data analysis software tool – to support data analysis. It is argued that using Nvivo helps to make the analysis process transparent. The metaphor of the looking glass is used to analogise the process of data analysis, and using Nvivo. The context of the critical ethnography is presented, the file sharing sub-culture. Actor-network theory is the guiding theory for the research, and detailed accounts of how different researchers apply actor-network theory to empirical data are rare. Therefore this paper makes a contribution by providing a detailed account of a systematic approach to qualitative data analysis, using ANT as the guiding theory.
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ISBN 978-1-921760-07-5
Conference name 5th International Conference on QualitativeResearch in IT & IT in Qualitative Research (QualIT2010)
Location Brisbane, Australia
Date From 2010-11-29
Date To 2010-11-30
Date Accessioned 2011-01-31
Language en_AU
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Information Systems Organisation
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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