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Has anybody used the web-based data analysis software at If so, I would like to know your thoughts.ThanksContinue

Started by ILA ALLEN. Last reply by Linda Baines Jul 16, 2013.

Design and defend your PhD with the Idea Puzzle® software

The Idea Puzzle® software is an online ebook that helps you create a research design with 21 decisions. The result is a focused research design that…Continue

Tags: design, research

Started by Ricardo Morais Apr 17, 2013.

CAQDAS for non-English data, esp. RTL text? 3 Replies

Are there any CAQDAS that can be used for data in languages other than English? Specifically text in languages written in a right-to-left (RTL) script such as Arabic? Noted that NVivo apparently does…Continue

Tags: cross-language, RTL, CAQDAS

Started by Don Osborn. Last reply by Don Osborn Apr 3, 2013.

Research Assistant

Hello everyone,I am wondering if you could forward this to any people you think may be interested in research assistant work.Research Assistants required.An experienced research assistant is required…Continue

Started by Mehdi Riazi Feb 11, 2013.

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Comment by Dr Mike Lambert on March 29, 2015 at 18:52

Book review: Using software in qualitative research: a step-by-step guide, by Christina Silver and Ann Lewins. 2nd edition, SAGE (2014)

Comment by Cathy Evans on November 24, 2014 at 17:48

Stories of African American Graduates of Online Doctoral Programs Needed!


Cathy Evans, a doctoral student at Walden University, is conducting a study.  African American doctorate recipients who attained a doctorate from online doctoral psychology programs at Title IV privately operated for-profit, online institutions that practice open admission (FPCUs), within the past five years, are needed to share their experiences and knowledge of completing an online doctoral psychology program at an FPCU.  The study seeks to explore the academic achievement of African American students who completed online doctoral programs and attained a doctorate in psychology at Capella University, Walden University, the University of Phoenix, or the University of the Rockies.


Invest a little time from your schedule by contributing your knowledge to an emerging body of knowledge.


To participate, you must be (a) African American and (b) must have attained a doctorate in psychology from an FPCU within the past 5 years.  The time, involved, will consist of the following:

  • One nonpaid 60- to 90-minute in-depth interview: face-to-face, live chat, Skype, OR  telephone, and
  • The time you spend reviewing, your interview summary. 


For more information, please contact Cathy Evans at

Comment by Pat Bazeley on May 11, 2013 at 2:47

For users of NVivo, a new (second) edition of Qualitative Data Analysis with NVivo by Pat Bazeley and Kristi Jackson has just been published by Sage. This edition updates advice and instruction for Version 10 of the software, and, as well as chapters on coding and linking data, using attributes for comparisons and a range of other queries, it has new chapters on working with literature, multimedia (including webpages and social media), mixed methods and social media datasets, visualisations, and teamwork. Each chapter places tools provided by the software into a methods context, and explains why and how best to use the tools, as well as providing instructions on what to do when using them.


Comment by Eli Lieber on June 2, 2011 at 1:44

Just a reminder that Dedoose is a platform independent web app, so it runs as well on a Mac or a PC.  Also, we're receiving lot's of inquiries about our migration tools to move projects from NVivo, Atlas.ti, and many others.  So, if there is any interest, feel free to contact us at





Comment by Farrukh Jaleel on June 1, 2011 at 13:09



Seems like you will be collectionf qualittaive data. I think QDA Miner integrated with WordStat can be the option. I found these excellent or my work.




Comment by ILA ALLEN on March 30, 2011 at 19:12

Hi Hannah,

You bring up accountability and that is a good point.  It seems like everybody uses NVivo and I am aware that I have to run Bootcamp, Paralles, or VMWare Fusion in order to run these programs. I tried the link you provided and it said "not found" so if you could look into it that would be great.



Comment by Eli Lieber on March 25, 2011 at 17:09

Just a head's up on recent Dedoose: developments...and a reminder that being web-based, Dedoose is platform independent and natively collaborative--if you have a browser, you and your team are ready to use all Dedoose has to offer. Also, one of our most exciting developments of late is to fully populate a Dedoose project with output from SurveyMonkey and migration tools to convert NVivo, and any project that can be exported to a spreadsheet form, directly into Dedoose.





Comment by ILA ALLEN on March 5, 2011 at 17:00


I have not quite decided what software (if any) I will use.  I am doing a Netnography (online ethnographic research) and will be analyzing online groups with some interviews and a lot of text.  I really do not know anything about the various software packages and I also have a Mac.  The majority of them are for PC so that issue has to be dealt with as well.  A colleague suggested I do it the old fashion way and just code by hand. I have not made it that far but just trying to look ahead a bit.  So any suggestions would be great.

Comment by Francisco López de Ipiña on December 17, 2010 at 10:03

Complex multivariate data structures are better understood by studying low-dimensional projections. For a joint study of two data sets, we may ask what type of low-dimensional projection helps in finding possible joint structures for the two samples. The canonical correlation analysis is a standard tool of multivariate statistical analysis for discovery and quantification of association between two sets of variables

Comment by Krishamurthy Prabhakar on December 15, 2010 at 17:36

Yes Melika, i can help. Please help to suggest some thing on canonical correlation. For what purpose you are going to use it? Kindly be little more elaborate so that i can send you material on the same subject.

dr k p. 


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