Tales From the Bleeding Edge: The Qualitative Analysis of Complex Video Data Using Transana

David K. Woods, Paul G. Dempster


This paper explores the analysis of complex multi-media data that highlights the latest advances in the kinds of data that can be analyzed using qualitative analytic software. The data examined consists of multiple simultaneous video streams with different video and audio content. The researchers found that multiple simultaneous transcripts can be useful in making sense of the very fast-moving content of these complex media files. The data capture and analysis techniques described provide the researcher with a tremendous level of access to a huge amount of simultaneous data, but the authors suggest that researchers in the analytic environment described are able to function well in the task of managing, understanding, and analyzing very complex data that captures very complex occurrences in the real world. URN: http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs1101172


qualitative Analysis; CAQDAS; Transana; video data

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Copyright (c) 2011 David K. Woods, Paul G. Dempster

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