MAXQDA & Discourse Analysis

13.02.2017, 10:31

I am writing a dissertation that methodologically uses Discourse Analysis (according to Foucault). I would like to also use MAXQDA. However, I have a few questions regarding the best usage of MAXQDA within a Discourse Analytical
framework. Concretely, a question would be: What role do Memos play i.e. what would a Memo look like for someone who, according to Foucault, is not interested in deeper interpretations, perspectives etc...

Help in the form of, for example, literature or examples of MAXQDA used in Discourse Analysis would be appreciated.

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Re: MAXQDA & Discourse Analysis

02.03.2017, 17:07

We`ve compiled a small, incomplete overview of literature, to give you a few examples where and how MAXQDA was applied in the context of a discourse analysis:

[list:2ygti37x][list:2ygti37x]Bosman, R. et al.: Discursive regime dynamics in the Dutch energy transition. In: Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions 13 (pp. 45-59), 2014

Cameron, C.A.: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Gendered Language in Online Parenting Education. Diss. Mount Saint Vincent University, 2013

Catalano, T./ Creswell, J.W.: Understanding the language of the occupy movement: A cognitive linguistic analysis. Qualitative Inquiry 19.9 (pp. 664-673), 2013

Cotton, M./ Imogen,R. / Van Alstine, J.: Shale gas policy in the United Kingdom: An argumentative discourse analysis. In: Energy Policy 73 (pp. 427-438), 2014

Galasiński, D./ Sque, M.: Organ donation agency: A discourse analysis of correspondence between donor and organ recipient families. In: Sociology of Health & Illness 38.8 (pp. 1350-1363), 2016

Galasinski, D.: Fathers, fatherhood and mental illness: A discourse analysis of rejection. Springer, 2013.

Herschinger, E.: ‘Hell is the other’: conceptualising hegemony and identity through discourse theory. In: Millennium-Journal of International Studies 41.1 (pp. 65-90), 2013

Husar, J.: A Comparative Approach to Foreign Policy Discourse Analysis. Framing Foreign Policy in India, Brazil and South Africa. Springer International Publishing, 2016

Karikari, I.: Child labor: A critical discourse analysis. Diss. faculty of the University Graduate School in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Doctor of Philosophy in the School of Social Work, Indiana University, 2016.

Kuckartz, A./ Sharp, M.J.: Responsibility: A Key Category for Understanding the Discourse on the Financial Crisis-Analyzing the KWALON Data Set with MAXQDA 10. In: Forum: Qualitative Social Research. Vol. 12. No. 1., Freie Universität Berlin, 2011.

Lossman, H./ So, H.-J.: Toward pervasive knowledge building discourse: analyzing online and offline discourses of primary science learning in Singapore. In: Asia Pacific Education Review 11.2 (pp. 121-129), 2010

Messerschmidt, R.: Revealing the governmentality of demographic change in Germany with the manifold discourse-analytical ‘toolbox’of Foucault. In: New Perspectives on Discourse and Governmentality (pp. 353-386), 2016

Mikalayeva, L.: Reporting under International Conventions: A Genre Analysis. In: The Hague Journal of Diplomacy 7.3 (pp. 287-312), 2012

Morris, Jonathan. Exploring the discursive limits of “suicide” in the classroom: A Foucauldian-inspired discourse analysis of a school-based youth suicide prevention program. Diss. University of Victoria, 2010.

Pastrana, T./ Jünger, S./ Ostgathe, C./ Elsner, F. /Radbruch, L.: A matter of definition–key elements identified in a discourse analysis of definitions of palliative care. In: Palliative Medicine, 22(3), (pp. 222-232), 2008

Schmidtke, H./ Nullmeier, F.: Political valuation analysis and the legitimacy of international organizations. In: German Policy Studies Vol.7 No.3, (p. 117), 2011

Sutherland, O./ Breen, A. V./ Lewis, S. P.: Discursive Narrative Analysis: A Study of Online Autobiographical Accounts of Self-Injury. In: The Qualitative Report, 18(48), (pp.1-17), 2013

Van Dyk, Silke, et al.: The many meanings of “active ageing”. Confronting public discourse with older people’s stories. In: Recherches sociologiques et anthropologiques 44-1, (pp. 97-115), 2013

Zeyer, A.: Students’ post-ecological discourse in a secondary one STSE (science-technology-society-environment) education. National Association of Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Annual International Conference, Baltimore, MD, 2008

And here`s a short overview of general literature on CAQDAS in the context of discourse analysis:

[list:2ygti37x][list:2ygti37x]Boréus, K., /Bergström, G.: Content analysis. Analyzing Text and Discourse: Eight Approaches for the Social Sciences. Sage Publications Ltd., 2017

Gibbs, G.R. : Using software in qualitative analysis. In: Flick, U. (ed.): The sage handbook of qualitative data analysis, (pp. 277-295), Sage Publications Ltd., 2014

Jen, C.C.: SARS Discourse Analysis: Technoscientific Race-nation-gender Formations in Public Health Discourse. ProQuest, 2008.

Lester, J.N.: Leveraging two computer-assisted qualitative data analysis software packages to support discourse analysis. In: Hai-Jew, D. (ed.): Enhancing qualitative and mixed methods research with technology, (pp. 194-209), IGI Global, 2015

Macgilchrist, F. / Van Hout, T.: Ethnographic discourse analysis and social science." In: Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung/Forum: Qualitative Social Research. Vol. 12. No. 1, 2011

MacMillan, K.: More than just coding? Evaluating CAQDAS in a discourse analysis of news texts. In: Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung/Forum: Qualitative Social Research. Vol. 6. No. 3, 2005, available at: ... view/28/59

Pollak, S., et al.: Detecting contrast patterns in newspaper articles by combining discourse analysis and text mining. In: Pragmatics 21.4 (pp. 647-683), 2011

Wiedemann, G.: Opening up to big data: Computer-assisted analysis of textual data in social sciences. In: Historical Social Research/Historische Sozialforschung (pp. 332-357), 2013[/list:u:2ygti37x][/list:u:2ygti37x]

We wish you all the best, and success in carrying out your research related to your dissertation!
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Re: MAXQDA & Discourse Analysis

24.11.2017, 09:45

yes, I like the topic.
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