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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), 12.

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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
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology
Authors :
Fielding, NG
Date : May 2012
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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:
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Date Deposited : 27 Jun 2012 12:51
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 14:36

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