Best Practices in Excerpting and Coding and Capitalizing on Dedoose Features
Sometimes excerpting and coding your qualitative data to maximize their value when integrating with quantitative data and carrying out your qualitative and mixed methods data analysis isn’t as straightforward as it may seem on the surface. At Dedoose we see lots of variation in these practices and are offering up this blog to provide some guidance based on what we know from our academic research and teaching experiences. We’ll hope this is helpful to a wide swath of you out there in the Dedoose user community and the value of context for your data analysis and capitalizing on Dedoose analytic features is crystal clear.
UPDATE: Converting Video and Audio For Your Qualitative Data Analysis, 2017
AVC is an outstanding free video conversion tool that not only converts audio and video to more formats than you can imagine, but it is also capable extracting video and audio from CD's or DVD's, as well as ...
NEW Updated Dedoose Support Video Tutorials! Part 2: Code Setup
Here we discuss getting started from a shell in Dedoose, and how to approach creating, editing and using a code system. This includes creating descriptor fields and data, importing descriptor fields and data, submitting resources, linking resources and descriptors, building a tag tree and a whole lot more, brought to you by our very own Eli Lieber of UCLA.
NEW Updated Dedoose Support Video Tutorials! Part 1: Qualitative and Mixed Methods
As the new year rings in, we are beginning to update all of the old Dedoose Tutorial videos to include the latest User Interface, and most importantly… CLOSED CAPTIONS!
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.