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Computer Technology for Qualitative Research Hope and Humbug

Computer Technology for Qualitative Research Hope and Humbug Describes how microcomputer technology for processing textual dataoffers new options for the qualitative researcher in educationaladministration. Both the potential benefits and the limitations of suchcomputerassisted procedures are identified. The discussion isilluminated by examples drawn from a study specific to local educationalgovernance in the USA. Although addressing the composite qualities ofthe genre of microcomputer software known as text analysisprograms, the particular product featured in the examples is TheETHNOGRAPH widely regarded as one of the most sophisticated, yetuserfriendly programs for qualitative data analysis currently availablefor personal computers. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Educational Administration Emerald Publishing

Computer Technology for Qualitative Research Hope and Humbug

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0957-8234
DOI
10.1108/09578239210014469
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Abstract

Describes how microcomputer technology for processing textual dataoffers new options for the qualitative researcher in educationaladministration. Both the potential benefits and the limitations of suchcomputerassisted procedures are identified. The discussion isilluminated by examples drawn from a study specific to local educationalgovernance in the USA. Although addressing the composite qualities ofthe genre of microcomputer software known as text analysisprograms, the particular product featured in the examples is TheETHNOGRAPH widely regarded as one of the most sophisticated, yetuserfriendly programs for qualitative data analysis currently availablefor personal computers.

Journal

Journal of Educational AdministrationEmerald Publishing

Published: Feb 1, 1992

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