Chapter 8: Data Analysis, Interpretation and Presentation

Chapter Introduction | Web Resources | Assignment Comments | Teaching Materials

CAQDAS Networking Project
This project, based as the University of Surrey, UK, provides up-to-date information about qualitative data analysis tools.

Web analytics: free tools

Some free web analytic tools are reviewed on this site.

The Grounded Theory Institute

Is dedicated to furthering the work of Dr Glaser, one of the originators of Grounded Theory. This site has links to articles, online forums and other resources to help you understand better the framework of Grounded Theory.

Introduction to Distributed Cognition
This article provides more detail than the book, and is much more readable than Ed Hutchins' seminal text.

Special issue of CSCW on Activity Theory
This page links to a variety of articles on Activity Theory that appeared in the journal CSCW. is a data analysis visualization tool that can be explored free of charge.

A variety of tools exist to support qualitative data analysis. Atlasti – and NVivo at are both tools that support qualitative and mixed methods data analysis. Both can be explored free but licenses have to be purchased for long-term use.

Most universities hold licenses for statistical packages such as SAS and SPSS. This website lists a range statistical packages -