How to use CAQDAS to do systematic literature review?

Oct 6, 2022 7:00 PM — 8:00 PM
Department of Hispanic and Lusophone Studies, Beijing Foreign Studies University


(The talk was given in Chinese, but I will briefly summarize it here.) The talk started with several warm-up questions that students were asked to answer quickly. These questions aimed to get to know some issues that students have in their work of literature review: forget papers they read and notes they took several months or even years ago; unable to link different papers on the same topic. Then, I briefly explained the motivations of the talk, such as it is important to choose research tools wisely. In the third part, I used the ‘four levels of reading’, based on How to Read a Book (by Mortimer J. Adler & Charles van Doren) and my thoughts on a previous twitter thread, to argue that the fourth level (i.e., syntopical reading) can quite nicely apply to paper reading. Lastly, based on my doctoral dissertation project, I demonstrated how a Computer-Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software (CAQDAS) (MAXQDA in this case) can be used to manage references, take notes and link papers.

Gang Yao
Gang Yao

My research interests include corpus linguistics, Spanish as a Foreign Language, and academic discourse.