Computer Analysis of Qualitative Data in Literature and Research Performed by Polish Sociologists

  • Jakub Niedbalski University of Lodz
  • Izabela Ślęzak Universiy of Lodz
Keywords: computer-assisted qualitative data analysis, CAQDAS, qualitative research, Polish sociology

Abstract

The application of computer-assisted qualitative data analysis software (CAQDAS) in the field of qualitative sociology is becoming more popular. However, in Polish scientific research, the use of computer software to aid qualitative data analysis is uncommon. Nevertheless, the Polish qualitative research community is turning to CAQDAS software increasingly often. One noticeable result of working with CAQDAS is an increase in methodological awareness, which is reflected in higher accuracy and precision in qualitative data analysis. Our purpose in this article is to describe the qualitative researchers' environment in Poland and to consider the use of computer-assisted qualitative data analysis. In our deliberations, we focus mainly on the social sciences, especially sociology.

URN: http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs160344

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Author Biographies

Jakub Niedbalski, University of Lodz

JAKUB NIEDBALSKI works as an associate professor at the University of Lodz, Faculty of Economics and Sociology, Institute of Sociology, Sociology of Organisation & Management Department. He conducts classes in computer assisted qualitative data analysis for sociology and social analysis students. He is the author of publications devoted to CAQDAS. In his research work he focuses on the problems of social activation, adaptation and inclusion of persons with disabilities, as well as the development of social research methods in the scope of computer assisted qualitative data analyses.

Izabela Ślęzak, Universiy of Lodz

IZABELA ŚLĘZAK works as an associate professor at the University of Lodz, Faculty of Economics and Sociology, Institute of Sociology, Sociology of Organisation & Management Department. Her research interests are focused on problems of prostitution, escort agencies and female sex work. She performs her research with the application of computer assisted qualitative data analysis. She is the author of several publications devoted to CAQDAS.

Published
2016-07-28
How to Cite
Niedbalski, J., & Ślęzak, I. (2016). Computer Analysis of Qualitative Data in Literature and Research Performed by Polish Sociologists. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 17(3). https://doi.org/10.17169/fqs-17.3.2477
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Single Contributions