Computer-Aided Qualitative Data Analysis with Word

Bruno Nideröst


Despite some fragmentary references in the literature about qualitative methods, it is fairly unknown that Word can be successfully used for computer-aided Qualitative Data Analyses (QDA). Based on several Word standard operations, elementary QDA functions such as sorting data, code-and-retrieve and frequency counts can be realized. Word is particularly interesting for those users who wish to have first experiences with computer-aided analysis before investing time and money in a specialized QDA Program. The well-known standard software could also be an option for those qualitative researchers who usually work with word processing but have certain reservations towards computer-aided analysis. The following article deals with the most important requirements and options of Word for computer-aided QDA.
URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0202225


code and retrieve; data assorting; frequency count; computer-aided analysis; qualitative data; Word; word processing

Copyright (c) 2002 Bruno Nideröst

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