Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/10750
Title: Challenges and experiences using grounded theory and NVIVO
Contributor(s): Fisher, Karin Anne (author)
Publication Date: 2006
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/10750
Abstract: This paper will address the theme of exploring the impact of methodology on the applicability and use of QSR software. The paper will use a PhD research study to discuss issues relating to the transposition of the raw transcript data into NVivo using grounded theory methods, the researchers tendency to give higher priority to the capacity of NVivo when conducting the analysis and the requirements associated with learning NVivo. Issues will be presented from a study that explored peoples experiences and the factors as they relate to access to services for Sexually Transmitted Infections in a rural area of Australia. The use of grounded theory is a creative and complex process. The use of software such as NVivo as a tool for analysis of data is also a complex process that presents a number of challenges. Developing mastery of NVivo is time consuming. There is a potential for the researcher to be distracted from the interpretive and creative processes involved in grounded theory analysis of research data to the more routine and mechanistic procedures of NVivo potentially losing perspective of the meaning of the data. Nonetheless, NVivo offers a way in which to successfully manage the data and provide support in the use of manual methods of analysis. The paper will consider the issues surrounding the use of NVivo and manual methods and the choices made in relation to prioritising mastery of method or software.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: 7th International Conference on Strategies in Qualitative Research, Durham, United Kingdom, 13th - 15th September, 2006
Source of Publication: Strategies in Qualitative Research Conference Abstracts, v.2006
Publisher: Tagg Oram Partnership
Place of Publication: online
Field of Research (FOR): 110324 Venereology
HERDC Category Description: E3 Extract of Scholarly Conference Publication
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