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Équiper le processus de recherche. Retours réflexifs comparés sur l’usage d’Atlas.ti et de Sonal dans deux recherches doctorales

Abstract : Equipping the research process. Reflexive considerations on the use of Atlas.ti and Sonal in the context of two doctoral research projects. Both on the field and in the lab, the researcher accumulates a great quantity of notes of various kinds. Given the volume and diversity of this material (transcriptions of interviews, descriptions of observations, field journals, lecture notes, etc.) computer software can provide valuable assistance for the researcher in analysing it. This article looks at the way two programmes, Atlas.ti and Sonal, were used in the context of two doctoral research projects in sociology (one on forensic medicine, and one on criminal treatment for drug trafficking). In both cases, these programmes were not used with the objective of exploiting all their features, but rather to support ordinary research practices, which became more systematic through the use of these tools. The article looks at the ways in which this software enables the researcher to gain speed, whilst also pinpointing some of their effects on conceptualisation. Through a close illustration of cognitive analytic processes, comparing Sonal and Atlas.ti, this article shows that using software means Pour toute correspondance : Romain Juston, Centre d'études de l'emploi et du travail (CNAM),
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Romain Juston, Kathia Barbier. Équiper le processus de recherche. Retours réflexifs comparés sur l’usage d’Atlas.ti et de Sonal dans deux recherches doctorales. Bulletin de Méthodologie Sociologique / Bulletin of Sociological Methodology, SAGE Publications, 2019, 143, pp.53 - 76. ⟨10.1177/0759106319852898⟩. ⟨hal-02278371⟩

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