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Opening up open-ended survey data using qualitative software

Fielding, J, Fielding, N and Hughes, G (2013) Opening up open-ended survey data using qualitative software Quality & Quantity, 47 (6). pp. 3261-3276.

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This article considers the contribution that qualitative software can make to ‘opening up’ Open-Ended Question (‘OEQ’) data from surveys. While integrating OEQ data with the analysis of fixed response items is a challenge, it is also an endeavour for which qualitative software offers considerable support. For survey researchers who wish to derive more analytic value from OEQ data, qualitative software can be a useful resource. We profile the systematic use of qualitative software for such purposes, and the procedures and practical considerations involved. The discussion is illustrated by examples derived from a survey dataset relating to environmental risk in the UK.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Authors :
Fielding, J
Fielding, N
Hughes, G
Date : 1 October 2013
DOI : 10.1007/s11135-012-9716-1
Uncontrolled Keywords : Open ended questions, Survey methods, Qualitative software, Mixing qualitative and quantitative methods
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Additional Information : The final publication is available at
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 03 Apr 2014 10:21
Last Modified : 01 Oct 2014 01:08

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