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Beyond Constant Comparison Qualitative Data Analysis: Using NVivo
RSEM Faculty Publications
  • Nancy L. Leech, School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver
  • Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie, Sam Houston State University
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The purposes of this paper are to outline seven types of qualitative data analysis techniques, to present step-by-step guidance for conducting these analyses via a computer-assisted qualitative data analysis software program (i.e., NVivo9), and to present screenshots of the data analysis process. Specifically, the following seven analyses are presented: constant comparison analysis, classical content analysis, keyword-in-context, word count, domain analysis, taxonomic analysis, and componential analysis. It is our hope that providing a clear step-by-step process for conducting these analyses with NVivo9 will assist school psychology researchers in increasing the rigor of their qualitative data analysis procedures. (Contains 9 figures and 8 tables.)
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Nancy L. Leech and Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie. "Beyond Constant Comparison Qualitative Data Analysis: Using NVivo" (2011)
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