ERIC Number: ED349944
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr-23
Reference Count: N/A
Metamorph: Computer Support for Qualitative Research.
Shapiro, Wendy L.; And Others
This paper examines the evolution of computer software programs designed to support the qualitative research process; the differences between existing qualitative software and Metamorph(TM); and the use of Metamorph(TM) for qualitative research. The paper begins by presenting an overview of computer use in qualitative research, which includes a list of major analysis tasks employed by qualitative researchers and information on artificial intelligence and hypertext programs; issues of concern to qualitative researchers; the impact of microcomputers on social science research; and the adaptation and design of qualitative research tools. The section on Metamorph(TM) describes the program; its utilization in the research process; and studies using the program, including the Cooperative Alliance for Gifted Education (CAGE), a partnership grant currently in progress at Kent State University (Ohio). The names and addresses of four computer discussion groups are included. (Contains 14 references.) (ALF)
Publication Type: Book/Product Reviews; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Cooperative Alliance for Gifted Education OH; Metamorph (Computer Program)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, April 20-24, 1992).