Description: The essential goal of mixed methods research is to tackle a given research question from any relevant angle, making use where appropriate of previous research and/or more than one type of investigative perspective.
Description: Data filtering can bring forth powerful insights when conducting a qualitative data analysis in Dedoose. By narrowing the scope of your data set using Boolean operations you can see how isolated sets of data may differ from your data set as a whole.
Description: Now that you have read ‘Part 1: The Lingo,’ you should understand the basics concerning what descriptors are and why you would want to use them when organizing and analyzing your mixed methods or qualitative data analysis.
Description: When your research calls for speaking to the same participants at multiple time points, you need to quickly and easily identify the phase at which each interview belongs. This is where dynamic descriptor fields come in.
Description: As a follow up to our last post on building solid and useful code systems, we want to help bring everyone up to speed on another dimension you can bring to your qualitative research from a mixed methods perspective—code ratings/weights.
Description: The fundamental purpose of qualitative research is to better understand why a particular group of people behaves or believes as it does
Description: While the Dedoose Descriptor functionality can be very useful and a valuable component of your project, it can also be confusing…hence the number of blogs we post on the topic.
Description: Qualitative data allow us to learn about the rich, nature, complex, and contextualized ways in which our research participants experience their lives…the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of life, beyond the ‘what?’ So, simply, context is king.
Description: 5/19/2015 Teamwork is central to our research souls here at Dedoose and, accordingly, facilitating collaborative research will always be central to our mission.
Description: We asked our user community to share ideas they wished they were aware of when they first started with Dedoose. Here are some of the best we heard.