As the use of Computer-assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software (CAQDAS) becomes recurrent in qualitative research, researchers who use this methodological approach need to consider how ethical issues present themselves when we use these types of tools. In this introductory text to the Special Issue of The Qualitative Report, we identify and discuss some of the ethical aspects that we believe are interconnected with CAQDAS. By doing so, we hope to contribute to the reflection on these aspects and the definition of a praxis regarding ethical procedures when using a CAQDAS.
Ethics, CAQDAS, Qualitative Research, Mixed Methods Research
This work is financially supported by National Funds through FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P., under the project UID/CED/00194/2019.
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Brandão, C., & Costa, A. P. (2020). Reflecting on CAQDAS and Ethics. The Qualitative Report, 25(13), 1-5. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2020.4767