If you’re a student or researcher embarking on qualitative research, chances are you’ll be looking to use software and digital tools to support you.
In their exiting new Qualitative Data Analysis Software Resource Centre SAGE has rounded up free, open-access content from a range of SAGE books to provide you with a bank of resources to meet your research needs. The site opens up a host of material including:
- Video tutorials
- Exercises and examples
- Useful web links
- Further reading from SAGE journals
- A guide to choosing a software package
- Software overviews
So, if you’re not sure about which software or tool will work best for your research you can go on to the site, take a look at the Choosing a CAQDAS Package document (courtesy of the University of Surrey) and look at the software overviews provided. Then you can follow the links to a host of websites, each with plenty of resources to further help you make your choice.
Or if you know you’re going to use NVivo, for instance, the site points you to a website with a range of resources to help you get the most out of the programme, including sample research projects, guidelines and a link to QSR International’s website and forums.
Take a look round the Qualitative Data Analysis Software Resource Centre