Review: Silvana di Gregorio & Judith Davidson (2008). Qualitative Research Design for Software Users

  • Alice Mattoni European University Institute
Keywords: CAQDAS, software packages, qualitative research


The employment of software packages to support different stages of research is increasingly common amongst qualitative scholars. The review addresses DI GREGORIO and DAVIDSON's book, one of the most recent published on this topic, paying particular attention to its first part. There, the authors propose and discuss some innovative aspects of computer-assisted qualitative data analysis, such as the emergence of the E-Project as a "genre" affecting the whole qualitative research design. The review briefly presents the second and third part of the book, more pragmatically oriented to the actual use of software packages in qualitative research. The review ends with some critical remarks on the book, which remains an essential tool of learning and reflection for qualitative research scholars and students across different fields of research and inquiry. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs1002223


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Author Biography

Alice Mattoni, European University Institute
Alice MATTONI received her Ph.D. at the European University Institute with a dissertation about multiple media practices in Italian and European mobilizations about "precarity" and "precarious workers". Her research interests include social movements, activist media practices, political communication, precarious workers and precarity, qualitative methods and computer assisted qualitative data analysis.
How to Cite
Mattoni, A. (2010). Review: Silvana di Gregorio & Judith Davidson (2008). Qualitative Research Design for Software Users. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 11(2).