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Approaches to analysis of qualitative research data: a reflection on the manual and technological approaches

Mattimoe, Ruth orcid logoORCID: 0000-0003-3744-779X, Hayden, Michael T., Murphy, Bríd orcid logoORCID: 0000-0001-9134-1107 and Ballantine, Joan orcid logoORCID: 0000-0002-2946-9609 (2021) Approaches to analysis of qualitative research data: a reflection on the manual and technological approaches. Accounting, Finance, & Governance Review, 27 (1).

This paper addresses a gap in the literature by providing reflective and critical insights into the experiences during two PhD qualitative studies, which adopted different approaches to data analysis. We first consider how the two PhD studies unfolded before discussing the motivations, challenges and benefits of choosing either a technological (NVivo) or manual approach to qualitative data analysis. The paper contributes to the limited literature which has explored the comparative experiences of those undertaking qualitative data analysis using different approaches. It provides insights into how researchers conduct qualitative data analysis, using different approaches and the lessons learnt.
Item Type:Article (Published)
Uncontrolled Keywords:qualitative; data analysis; technological; nvivo; manual; reflection; phd
Subjects:Business > Accounting
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > DCU Business School
Publisher:Irish Accounting and Financial Association (IAFA)
Official URL:https://dx.doi.org/10.52399/001c.22026
Copyright Information:2021 The Authors(CCBY-4.0)
ID Code:25848
Deposited On:17 May 2021 11:22 by Thomas Murtagh . Last Modified 31 May 2021 14:07

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