Specialized computer programs for Qualitative Research in social sciences have greatly changed ways of doing QR, the reliability and comprehensiveness of results, the ability to inspect and challenge a researcher’s working, and the relationship with quantitative methods in social research. This article explores these claims in the context of N6 (NUD*IST) and NVivo, the two programs designed by the authors; and considers possible future developments in the field.
Richards, Tom and Richards, Lyn
"The Way Ahead In Qualitative Computing,"
Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods: Vol. 2
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/jmasm/vol2/iss1/4