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The Diverse Worlds and Research Practices of Qualitative Software

Fielding, NG (2012) The Diverse Worlds and Research Practices of Qualitative Software Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 13 (2). ISSN 1438-5627

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Abstract

The article considers the way that digital research technologies and online environments increasingly support new forms of qualitative research that have emerged as a result of new user groups taking up the practice of social research. New practitioners of qualitative research have entered the field from societies where qualitative research is a newly-established practice, and new cadres of "citizen researchers" have turned to qualitative methods for non-academic purposes. These groups challenge accepted understandings of qualitative methods. The article uses the example of qualitative software as a case study of how qualitative research is enabled by new digital tools that help new user groups extend the application of qualitative research methods.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an electronic version of an article published as: Fielding NG (2012). The Diverse Worlds and Research Practices of Qualitative Software. Forum: Qualitative Social Research 13(2) Article number 12. Available online at: http://www.qualitative-research.net/index.php/fqs/issue/view/40
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Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences > Sociology
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2012 12:51
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 19:28
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/533446

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