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Welcome to Dedoose: Starting Your Journey with the Official SAGE Publication (and Basics!)

7/12/2021

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If you’ve arrived here, you may know that Dedoose is an easy-to-use, web-based app for qualitative and mixed methods analysis.
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But you may not know that there is also an official SAGE publication which can serve as a textbook guide for your own research, or for college and graduate-level coursework. As someone who is new to Dedoose, the best place to start your journey is with the textbook.
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You can obtain your own educator’s or e-version copy of “Qualitative and Mixed Methods Data Analysis Using Dedoose: A Practical Approach for Research Across the Social Sciences” from SAGE Publications after reading about the key features of our app, and the book, below.
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For starters, Dedoose is ideal for academics, graduate students, and research professionals who are looking to make their day-to-day research process easier.
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If you are considering making a switch to a QDAS (Qualitative Data Analysis Software) tool, consider Dedoose.
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Our app is conducive to remote and team-based work for global teams. Whether you are hungry to better understand how to get more from your data, or are looking to challenge yourself with iterative filtering and other advanced techniques, this is the resource for you!
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What Can I Expect from Using the App Along with the SAGE Texbook?

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Teaching a qualitative methodology course? Our textbook offers examples of Dedoose in the field, with examples from across a range of industries. Explore the ins and outs of data analysis through the deep dive writing of our experts; Dr. Michelle Salmona, Dr. Eli Lieber, and Dr. Dan Kaczynski.
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Also noteworthy is that the techniques covered in the text apply to students and faculty of multiple fields. Professionals employed across public health, sociology, criminology, psychology, law, medicine, and other disciplines will benefit from the real-life scenarios visualized with Dedoose!
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User Guide: Reserve Your Copy Now to Get the Most Out of Your Free 6-Month Trial

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We cordially invite you to check out this page, where you will discover a useful link to download a condensed version of what is detailed in our book with more explanation. Those interested in using our SAGE textbook resource for teaching and educational purposes will enjoy the Table of Contents to understand the depth and categories of approaches and techniques that are covered.
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Although the 94-page version does an excellent job for basics, you can’t compete with the full version’s 250+ pages of excellence (if we do say so ourselves). When you’re ready for the real deal, you know where to go.
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Visual and Experiential Learners: Bruce's Tips

Individuals who learn the best when they are presented with information in a hands-on capacity will love the “Bruce’s Tips” feature in the official Dedoose book. You can use these to develop ideas for your own research, and discover the possibilities of data visualization that are at your fingertips with our web-based app.
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In addition, you can easily follow along with “from the field” examples in the book while practicing obtaining the same charts and visuals as demonstrated in the chapter and lesson on your own. You’ll be a master Dedooser in no time!
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Highlights: "What Can I do with Dedoose?

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“Wait a minute,” you may be thinking. “Before I purchase the book, what can I actually do with Dedoose?” That’s a fair question. Apart from the reality that the best way to answer this question is to refer you to the actual SAGE publication, we can tell you this.
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Regardless of your job title, if you find yourself 1) accumulating data that needs to be analyzed, 2) interviewing or conducting surveys on people on a regular basis, 3) gathering demographic data such as education level, neighborhood of residence, or age, or 4) otherwise looking to visualize the data you have, we should talk.
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To name a few of our most popular features, we should highlight:
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  • Code Co-Occurrence Chart: One of our top data visualization features, you can see where codes “run into each other” (e.g., Code A is redundant with Code B and should be collapsed into a single code) or designate important intersectionality of themes (e.g., Code A has a high rate of co-occurrence with Code B).
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Don't Worry: Import  Your Existing Projects into Dedoose from Other QDAS is Simple

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If you already use QDAS tools such as Atlas.ti, NVIVO, MaxQDA, or HyperResearch rejoice! We have already taken steps to make the carry-over process an easy one for you, your team, or your organization.
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Dedoose is pleased to provide simple converters you can use to facilitate the sharing and flexibility of your data, regardless of the origin source. To learn more about this process up front, feel free to have our support experts walk you through the steps one-on-one.
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Researchers Trust Dedoose. Join Them.

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Why Choose our data analysis app over the competition? According to Northwestern University, Dedoose is considered a recommended resource for social science data analysis among students and faculty. There is no better way to understand the Dedoose Community than by joining it yourself!
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We take pride in the fact that our qualitative analysis tool was created for researchers, by researchers. We've spent the last several decades turning user feedback into the latest and greatest features: see what everyone is talking about.
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Bonus: Learn Dedoose Techniques for

Free From our Experts Every Month

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Don't forget: as of March 2022, we are doubling the number of free webinars we offer to teach you Dedoose basics!
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You can check out our EVENTS page on our website to see the new sessions, which are updated regularly. There's bound to be a session (or two!) that will fit even the busiest researcher's schedule;
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