[Weft QDA users] large data set, co-occurance and line numbers
alex at pressure.to
Sat Feb 5 02:39:59 EST 2011
On 04/02/2011 15:42, Rita Melendez wrote:
> I am trying to choose a QDA program for a large study with 120
> participants interviewed at two time points.
Sounds like you'll be investing a lot of time in analysing these data.
I'd suggest you also consider QDA software that's updated and supported.
If you do go with Weft, make sure you keep regular separate backups.
> 1) Will Weft QDA be able to handle a pretty large data set of 120 (90
> min) interviews?
It shouldn't run into any problems here.
> 2) The transcriptions have line numbers by the narrative that I would
> like to keep in the analysis and coding. Is there a way to keep these
> line numbers when I convert to .txt files? When I tried it the line
> numbers went away.
What format are your transcriptions in to start with? e.g. Word files?
It sounds like something else is displaying line numbers for you apart
from the main text.
This isn't really a Weft question, but there should be a few different
ways to add line numbers to text after it's converted and before it's
imported to Weft - have a look on the web.
> 3) Can I run searches for co-occurring themes. For example, can I have
> Weft bring up all the times the themes "race" and "access to care" come
> up in the codes?
The 'Query' tool can do this - search for CODED BY 'race' AND CODED BY
'access'. It's in the Search menu.
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