Care practice in residential care homes for the elderly (RCHE): the application of visual method using computer-assisted qualitative data analysis software (CAQDAS): NVivo 7.0

Sulaiman, Noralfishah and David, Baldry and Les, Ruddock (2008) Care practice in residential care homes for the elderly (RCHE): the application of visual method using computer-assisted qualitative data analysis software (CAQDAS): NVivo 7.0. In: BUHU 8th International Postgraduate Research Conference, 26 June 2008, The Czech Technical University in Prague (CVUT), Czech Republic.

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Abstract

The purpose of any type of research is to record and demonstrate what is important about the story of an event, people or place. In research, a visual method covers all uses of images such as photograph, with or without accompanying words, as a part of the research process. Though most sociologists are 'visually illiterate' and show little sign of considering the use of visual images, in the last decade there has been a considerable renewal of interest in this method. Using photographs as a 'true-nature' representation of the surroundings of care homes for the elderly, this paper seeks to explore and elucidate the application of visual method using NVivo 7.0 software in the PhD thesis entitled 'Opportunities for the Transfer of United Kingdom (UK) Best Practices for the Provision of Residential Care Homes for the Elderly'. This research is particularly seeking to understand how the operational care practices are being delivered at both the Residential Care Home for the Elderly (RCHE) in the UK and Malaysia. The relevencies, techniques and steps of using this visual method and software will be explained accordingly.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:visual method; care practices; NVivo 7.0
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions:Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Property Management
ID Code:5427
Deposited By:Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Deposited On:27 May 2014 12:34
Last Modified:21 Jan 2015 15:37

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