CAQDAS in Discursive Textual Analysis: Possible Applications in Qualitative Studies

  • Marlubia Correa de PaulaEmail author
  • Lori Viali
  • Gleny Terezinha Duro Guimaraes
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 621)


This article presents a possibility of using Discursive Textual Analysis (DTA) with the use of CAQDAS (Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software), in particular, the Sphinx Lexica. It is a qualitative study based on an empirical research whose instrument of data collection is formed by a questionnaire applied to 24 high school teachers. It concludes that the application of DTA with CAQDAS offers a greater quality in the data analysis and enables new understandings of the phenomenon studied to emerge.


CAQDAS Sphinx Textual analysis Categories Comparison 



The Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (Capes) for the support provided during our doctoral years, which included a completion stage at the University of Tras-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD), Portugal, in 2017.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marlubia Correa de Paula
    • 1
    Email author
  • Lori Viali
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Gleny Terezinha Duro Guimaraes
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
  1. 1.Education in Sciences and MathematicsPUCRSPorto AlegreBrazil
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsPUCRSPorto AlegreBrazil
  3. 3.Mathematics and Statistics InstituteUFRGSPorto AlegreBrazil
  4. 4.PUCSPSão PauloBrazil
  5. 5.Catholic Portuguese UniversityLisbonPortugal
  6. 6.School of HumanitiesPUCRSLisbonPortugal

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