Responsibility: A Key Category for Understanding the Discourse on the Financial Crisis—Analyzing the KWALON Data Set with MAXQDA 10

Anne Kuckartz, Michael J. Sharp


This article explains the process and findings of a computer-supported (MAXQDA 10) qualitative analysis of the financial crisis based on text, audio and video files provided by the KWALON program committee. Initial findings show that those writing about the crisis found it important to name those persons and factors they considered responsible for the financial problems, although there was no consensus on who or what was most to blame.


qualitative data analysis; MAXQDA 10; responsibility; financial crisis

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