Interrater Reliability – Calculating Kappa
Reliability is the "consistency" or "repeatability" of your measures (William M.K. Trochim, Reliability) and, from a methodological perspective, is central to demonstrating that you’ve employed a rigorous approach to your project. There are a number of approaches to assess inter-rater reliability—see the Dedoose user guide for strategies...
Dedoose 7.5.9 Update
Dedoose 7.5.9, an update to v 7.5, has been pushed live with some important fine tuning to improve performance. We apologize for any sluggishness or hiccups that may have occurred after the substantial update.
Setting up your Project Data: The Dedoose Quick Start Guide
A handy guide to making the most of your qualitative research data within Dedoose. We go over tricks for importing your data quickly and smoothly, setting up codes, descriptors and media, as well as some tricks and shortcuts to help you get your research data integrated and analyzed using Dedoose Research Software.
Attention Dedoose Users! Dedoose is Rolling back to 7.1.3
Due to some unexpected technical issues, we will be rolling back Dedoose to version 7.1. We will have 7.5 back up and running after we've taken care of these issues and ensured a stable release! Check out this article for any further details or instructions.
Wait…So what is the ‘cloud’ again?
The cloud, or cloud computing can be a confusing thing. We are not talking about the weather, but a place that information is stored and can be interacted with. The term ‘the cloud’ can be loosely thought of as the Internet. Information in the cloud is stored on servers belonging to and maintained by others—not directly on your local computer. If you have used Gmail or Yahoo to access your email, watched videos on YouTube, used Netflix, or paid a bill online, then you have used a web application that is operating in the cloud.
Making the Most Out of Memos in Your Research
The creation of memos is a core activity in grounded theory and other qualitative data analysis approaches. They can be useful within the Dedoose environment from a range of perspectives including documenting the analytical journey, communicating with team members, noting issues in the application of codes, and any other facet of a project's activities. The memo system in Dedoose is flexible, memos 'live' in a gruop-based organization structure, and memos can be easily exported or converted to document media within a project for excerpting and tagging.
Full PDF and Image Support in Latest Dedoose Release
Our user community was abuzz with the key new features in Dedoose 7. After a tremendous amount of work, our awesome Tech Team has now added image based PDF and image importing, excerpting, and coding capabilities. To bring you the best of both worlds, you now have the option to importing PDFs as native image-based media or make use of the OCR technology to import the file as a document-based media.
Free Dedoose Demos
Check here for information about our upcoming no-cost demonstration webinars. You can also access links to recordings of past webinars. Finally, we host periodic webinars on special topics and will provide information on them here when they are added to our calendar.
Account Workspace and You
Your Dedoose Account Workspace is where all the business of Dedoose takes place. Here you can learn more about adding additional users, changing your Dedoose password, checking project storage metrics, billing, how to update user information, and more.
Sentiment Analysis and Code Weighting in Dedoose—What Can it do for You?
Sentiment analysis is a great example of how taking advantage of the Dedoose code weighting/rating system. This is a unique feature of Dedoose that allows you to bring a new, investigator-determined, dimension to your database and opens up a range of awesome analysis perspectives.