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Rigorous, Rapid, Reliable and Qualitative? Computing in Qualitative Method

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Abstract:

Objective: To explore whether qualitative methods are problematic and persuasive in health education research. Method: Explored this problem through the 3 goals of rigor, rapidity, and reliability and their special meanings in qualitative analysis. Results: For each, contributions of qualitative computing software are identified and their effects assessed. Conclusion: Qualitative researchers are assisted by software tools in pursuit of each of these goals, but in each area there is a need for software design to address the tasks of research where rigor, rapidity, and reliability are paramount requirements.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.26.6.3

Affiliations: QSR International, Doncaster, Vic, Australia.

Publication date: November 1, 2002

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