Extended Reading

The following list of journal articles and books provide extended reading on topics covered in chapter 28 in the second edition. Please note that journal articles are free to access, whereas book extracts (denoted by methods.sagepub.com URLs) require your university to have a subscription to SAGE Research Methods.

Lewins, A., & Silver, C. (2007). Using software in qualitative research: A step-by-step guide. London: Sage.
Written by two experts from the CAQDAS Networking Project, this covers in detail the three most popular programs; NVivo, MAXQDA and Atlas.ti, as well as some discussion of other programs. There is good advice on how to choose which program is right for your analysis and how to set up and use the programs for your project. A new edition, covering the latest versions of the software is due out soon.

Woods, M., Paulus, T., Atkins, D. P., & Macklin, R. (2015). Advancing qualitative research using qualitative data analysis software (QDAS)? Reviewing potential versus practice in published studies using ATLAS.ti and NVivo, 1994–2013. Social Science Computer Review, 34(5).
This article reports the results of a content analysis of 763 articles, published between 1994 and 2013, which explored how researchers use the ATLAS.ti and NVivo QDAS programs in their research.