The Logic of Real Social-Science Arguments Using NVIVO
|Dates:||31 July 2014|
|Times:||10:00 - 16:00|
|What is it:||Workshop|
This workshop enhances your use of computerised qualitative analysis for recognising tensions and contradictions in society. You are enabled to examine power relations, contestation, social-vs.-individual tensions and contradictory thinking (cognition) among your research participants. You can also use NVIVO and this workshop’s techniques to study texts, images, or narratives.
You should bring with you a sample text. It might be two pages of an anonymised (and/or pseudonymised) verbatim interview transcript, preferably in English; a document (DOCX) will work well with NVIVO
In the workshop we will focus on three things:
First, what is tension, and how do we theorise it? We examine how theories create a way to talk about the interrelations of very different kinds of things such as mental cognition vs. social norms.
Secondly, what empirical evidence would we have about it? We examine interviews, summaries of case-studies, and newspaper evidence. Three layers of tension are likely to crop up in social sciences. NVIVO can be used to code all these. In the workshop you will have a chance to use NVIVO in detail on your own small extract so that you actually experience becoming aware of tensions.
Thirdly, we code up the resolution of tension using NVIVO. The workshop is suitable for PhD students, researchers, and those wanting to publish refined social-science arguments using textual sources.
Source: Fisher, A. (2004) The Logic of Real Arguments, 2nd ed., chapter 8 on ‘suppositions’. (we will look closely at this chapter.)
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