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Finding Fidelity : Advancing Audiovisual Analysis using Software

Silver, C and Patashnick, J (2011) Finding Fidelity : Advancing Audiovisual Analysis using Software Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 12 (1), 37.

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Abstract

Specialised software for the analysis of qualitative data has been in development for the last thirty years. However, its adoption is far from widespread. Additionally, qualitative research itself is evolving, from projects that utilised small, text-based data sets to those which involve the collection, management, and analysis of enormous quantities of multimedia data or data of multiple types. Software has struggled to keep up with these changes for several reasons: 1. meeting the needs of researchers is complicated by the lack of documentation and critique by those who are implementing software use and 2. audiovisual data is particularly challenging due to the multidimensionality of data and substantial variety in research project aims and output requirements. This article discusses the history of Computer Assisted Qualitative Data AnalysiS (CAQDAS) as it relates to audiovisual data, and introduces the term "fidelity" as a conceptual mechanism to match software tools and researcher needs. Currently available software tools are examined and areas found lacking are highlighted.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Authors :
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Silver, CUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Patashnick, JUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 30 January 2011
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 28 Mar 2017 15:26
Last Modified : 28 Mar 2017 15:26
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/743164

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