Using CAQDAS in Visual Data Analysis: A Systematic Literature Review

  • Ana Isabel RodriguesEmail author
  • António Pedro Costa
  • António Moreira
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 861)


The use of Computer-Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software (CAQDAS) is very recent when compared with the history of qualitative data analysis, which began in anthropological literature during the 20 century. More recently and framed by the use of the visual element in qualitative methods, researchers have a set of data at their disposal with visual support, allowing the introduction of new interpretive elements that enrich the analysis and understanding of their object of study. This paper aims to systematically review the literature, examining the current state of the art of visual methods and visual data analysis, focusing on the use of CAQDAS. To this end, relevant journal articles will be analysed in the future, with the identification of some important issues as well as gaps in existing knowledge. This analysis will provide valuable input for the development of research suggestions and directions for future work in this area.


Systematic Literature Review Visual research Visual methods Visual data analysis CAQDAS 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ManagementPolytechnic Institute of BejaBejaPortugal
  2. 2.Ludomedia and Research Centre “Didactics and Technology in Teacher Education” (CIDTFF)University of AveiroAveiroPortugal
  3. 3.Research Centre “Didactics and Technology in Teacher Education” (CIDTFF), Department of Education and PsychologyUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal

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