Past, present and future: 25 years of CAQDAS 1st – 3rd May 2014, Horsley Park, Surrey, England  Call for Papers – Deadline Extended to 29th February 2014 http://www.surrey.ac.uk/sociology/study/daycourses/events/2013-2014/140501-CAQDAS2014.htm The use of computers to facilitate qualitative analysis is not new, with the first packages becoming commercially available from the mid- 1980s. 1989 saw the first ever conference on […]

Dear all, The 16th Conference on Computer-Assisted Analysis of Qualitative Data (CAQD) will be held in Berlin from March 6 to 7, 2014 consisting of two keynote addresses, workshops, and a poster session. KEYNOTES: – New Horizions for Mixed Methods Analysis, Prof. Dr. Udo Kuckartz, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany – Using QDA software in the context of field […]

Kelle (1997) sounds a useful note of caution in an insightful discussion of the history of CAQDAS software:  The newly developed software programs for computer-aided textual analysis became tools for data storage and retrieval rather than tools for ‘data analysis’. Nevertheless, terms used quite frequently in the ongoing debate like ‘computer- aided qualitative data analysis’ […]