Qualitative Sociology

, Volume 14, Issue 4, pp 325–347 | Cite as

Computer assistance for testing hypotheses about qualitative data: The software package AQUAD 3.0

  • Günter L. Huber
  • Carlos Marcelo García
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Abstract

The analysis of qualitative data seems to be inevitably bound to tedious and time-consuming mechanical work, especially if we proceed to more complex analytical procedures like testing hypotheses. In this article we describe the general tasks of qualitative analysis, i.e., reducing data, structuring findings, and drawing conclusions. Then we outline, referring to the software package AQUAD 3.0, how software facilitates the work of qualitative researchers. By describing a practical application of this software, basic features of computer assistance to hypotheses testing are explained.

Keywords

Qualitative Analysis Software Package Social Psychology Analytical Procedure Testing Hypothesis 

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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Günter L. Huber
    • 1
  • Carlos Marcelo García
  1. 1.Institut für Erziehungswissenschaft IUniversität TübingenTübingen 1Germany

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