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ERIC Number: EJ914050
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1052-0147
Utilizing Microsoft[R] Office to Produce and Present Recursive Frame Analysis Findings
Chenail, Ronald J.; Duffy, Maureen
Qualitative Report, v16 n1 p292-307 Jan 2011
Although researchers conducting qualitative descriptive studies, ethnographies, phenomenologies, grounded theory, and narrative inquiries commonly use computer-assisted qualitative data analysis software (CAQDAS) to manage their projects and analyses, investigators conducting discursive methodologies such as discourse or conversation analysis seem to find such software packages not as useful. In our work with Recursive Frame Analysis (RFA), a systemic approach to the analysis of text and talk, we have taken a slightly different route by utilizing Microsoft[R] Office applications to produce and present our RFA findings. In the paper we describe RFA, explain how we use Word and PowerPoint to carry out RFA's semantic, sequential, and pragmatic analyses, and illustrate our work with some examples from a recent study. (Contains 7 figures.)
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Language: English
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