Towards a Design Theory for Collaborative Qualitative Data Analysis

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This position paper addresses how to develop a design theory to support the collaborative
practice of qualitative data analysis. Qualitative researchers face several challenges in making
sense of their empirical data and IS-support for this practice can be found in software applications
such as NVivo, Atlas.ti, and DeDoose. While these software tools have utility and are
valuable, they are also limiting – and they are particularly limiting researchers in their collaborative
efforts with their co-researchers. In this paper, we investigate a design theory to extend
it to support collaboration. We use this as a stepping stone to discuss how to use a design
theory to problematize existing applications and how to extend a design theory by abduction.
TitelPractice-based Design and Innovation of Digital Artifacts
RedaktørerB Donnellan, G Goldkuhl, M Helfert, J Sjöström
Antal sider11
StatusUdgivet - 2016
BegivenhedAIS SIGPRAG Workshop: Practice-based Design and Innovation of Digital Artifacts - Dublin, Irland
Varighed: 10 dec. 201610 dec. 2016


WorkshopAIS SIGPRAG Workshop