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The human right to housing: Using ATLAS.ti to Combine Qualitative and Quantitative Methods to Analyze Global Discourses

Kolocek, Michael

The paper is part of the author's PhD research considering the human right to housing. In this exploration, ATLAS.ti is utilized for a global discourse analysis of about 500 States Parties reports and 250 concluding observations of a hu­man rights committee. The author differentiates between two forms of inadequate housing: homelessness and SPaces of Inadequate Housing (SPIH). The Primary Document Family Manager and the Query Tool aid to compare these inadequate housing forms and the responding policies of different states and UN regions. The focus of this pa­per lies on the description of the Auto Coding Dialog. The paper argues that the Auto Coding Dialog can facilitate dealing with a vast amount of data because it aids to separate the text segments relevant for housing. Additionally, the author illustrates how research findings that have been worked out with ATLAS.ti can be visualized through dif­fusion maps. These maps give an overview of the different contents of the human right to housing in a global per­spective.
Published in: ATLAS.ti User Conference 2013 : Fostering Dialog on Qualitative Methods, Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin
Published by ISBN 978-3-7983-2692-7
  • The article is the second, revised edition of the article „The Human Right to Housing: Using ATLAS.ti to combine qualitative and quantitative to analyse global discourses“ by Michael Kolocek [2nd version: http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:kobv:83-opus4-44166]