Resources are your interviews, stories, fieldnotes, focus group transcripts, audio files, video, photos—your qualitative data. Descriptors are the demographics,
quantitative variables, test scores, and other identifiers for each case, person, transcript, setting…in your database. These descriptor data—all the information
you collect about the individuals, groups, or settings that are the focus of your research—can take many forms (e.g., numeric, textual, date, categorical/nominal and others).
Dedoose resource and descriptor manager features and wizards guide you quickly through the process of importing all your project data via commonly used file
formats so you can get working right away. Further, smart import engines assure the reliability and validity of your data as you bring them to Dedoose—you’ll see
previews and data verification reports on possible problems alongside clear solutions before you upload your project data into Dedoose.