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Main Title: Current Reporting Practices of ATLAS.ti User in Published Research Studies
Author(s): Paulus, Trena
Woods, Megan
Atkins, David
Macklin, Rob
Type: Conference Object
Language: English
Language Code: en
Abstract: Scholars investigating Computer-Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software (CAQDAS) have noted that we know relatively little about how researchers use packages such as ATLAS.ti in their practice. We report findings of a content analysis of 321 empirical articles, published between 1994 and 2013, on the use of data analysis software. The purpose of this analysis was to characterize both who is reporting the use of CAQDAS tools, and how they are reporting that use in their publications. Studies were analysed for subject discipline and researcher country of origin, overall methodological approach, and use of the software in different phases of the research process. We found that researchers were predominantly from the health sciences (69%) and published in health sciences journals (66%). Forty-eight percent of corresponding authors were from the United States, with 43 countries represented. Interview and focus groups were the most common data sources used; most studies did not identify a particular methodology beyond “qualitative”. Few studies (13%) provided any details on their use of ATLAS.ti beyond mentioning that it was used, and 97.5% of the articles used it only for data analysis. We encourage researchers to provide more detail as to their use of ATLAS.ti and explore the potential for ATLAS.ti to support aspects of their study beyond data analysis.
URI: urn:nbn:de:kobv:83-opus4-44295
Issue Date: 19-Jun-2014
Date Available: 19-Jun-2014
DDC Class: 300 Sozialwissenschaften
Subject(s): ATLAS.ti
Description of data analysis
Journal articles
Reporting practices
Sponsor/Funder: Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity
Proceedings Title: ATLAS.ti User Conference 2013 : Fostering Dialog on Qualitative Methods ; Proceedings
Notes: It is part of ATLAS.ti User Conference 2013 : Fostering Dialog on Qualitative Methods Editor: Susanne Friese Berlin: Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin, 2014 ISBN 978-3-7983-2692-7 (composite publication) URN urn:nbn:de:kobv:83-opus4-51577 []
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