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

  • Anne Kuckartz VERBI Software Consult Sozialforschung GmbH
  • Michael J. Sharp Sharp Inquiry – QDA Research and Consulting
Keywords: qualitative data analysis, MAXQDA 10, responsibility, financial crisis

Abstract

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. URN: http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs1101222

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Author Biographies

Anne Kuckartz, VERBI Software Consult Sozialforschung GmbH
Anne KUCKARTZ, M.A. is the CEO of VERBI Software, Consult, Research GmbH, in Germany. VERBI produces and distributes MAXQDA, a software for qualitative data analysis. She studied sociology, political science and philosophy at the university RWTH Aachen, where she received a Master's degree in sociology. She was an employee at the Technical University Berlin and at the Free University in Berlin from 1980 to 1994. She was the head of the research department in a private company before working for VERBI. She has been involved as a researcher and project manager in various qualitative projects mainly in the field of public health and has taught qualitative methods at the Technical University of Berlin.
Michael J. Sharp, Sharp Inquiry – QDA Research and Consulting
Michael J. SHARP, M.A., studied Peace and Conflict Studies at Philipps University in Marburg, Germany. His research focused on field studies in Israel/Palestine, Iraq and Afghanistan. From 2008 to 2010 he worked with the VERBI team on MAXQDA-related projects. He is currently a qualitative research consultant in the United States and offers MAXQDA workshops.
Published
2011-01-30
How to Cite
Kuckartz, A., & Sharp, M. J. (2011). Responsibility: A Key Category for Understanding the Discourse on the Financial Crisis—Analyzing the KWALON Data Set with MAXQDA 10. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 12(1). https://doi.org/10.17169/fqs-12.1.1619