What Is QDAS ?
We are a consortium of expert methodologists, researchers and trainers in qualitative and mixed methods. From project design through software training, analysis and results write-up, we provide services to facilitate the production of high quality software-supported analysis. We have extensive expertise in methodologies and software but we are independent from the developers; we therefore advise based on what’s best for you.
Who Uses QDAS ?
Researchers, students and professionals working in a variety of academic disciplines, applied settings and business contexts use QDAS. Whether you are already using a CAQDAS package, such as ATLAS.ti, MAXQDA, NVivo, QDA Miner or Transana and need targeted and on-going support; or you are looking for independent advice about the best software solution for your needs; or you need support integrating qualitative or mixed methods analysis into your work.
Why Use QDAS?
We will facilitate your effective and efficient use of software so you get the most out of your project. Whether you are unfamiliar with qualitative software, need a refresher or more advanced training, we can help. We advise in the context of your methodological and practical contexts to optimise your project, your data, your way of thinking and working. We also undertake analysis for a range of clients.
Who We Are
Together, we have more than 65 years’ experience conducting research and training researchers to use customised qualitative software
Christina has been using and teaching CAQDAS packages since 1997. She has conducted many different research projects, big and small, with and without the use of qualitative software – including her own academic studies (BSc, MSc and PhD) and many other academic and applied research projects.
Ann has been using and teaching Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis (CAQDAS) packages since 1994. She pioneered the development of institutional support for the use of this range of software applications, helping to create the CAQDAS Networking Project. She has worked with a wide variety of developers of software, methodologists and researchers in different academic and applied disciplines. She has trained widely across Europe. Ann is based in the UK.
Jennifer has been using and teaching CAQDAS packages since 1998. She previously worked for Video Intervention/Prevention Assessment (VIA) at Children’s Hospital Boston, where she was the Analysis Coordinator for ten years. At VIA, Jen implemented the use of qualitative software to code, structure, and model data and was responsible for the analysis of large amounts of data generated by young people in the form of audiovisual narratives.
Sarah L Bulloch
Sarah has been using CAQDAS since 2007. She first explored the software during her MSc in Social Research Methods and went on to do a post-doctorate with the QUIC project at the University of Surrey during which she specialised in analysis of video data. Most recently she used CAQDAS and SPSS in the capacity as a co-investigator on an Economic and Social Research Council grant to undertake longitudinal mixed methods analysis.
Nick has been training qualitative researchers and teaching CAQDAS workshops in the US and Canada since 1998. He specializes in working with researchers from the beginning of projects to turn their research questions into analytic plans that can be implemented on a CAQDAS package. Nick generally provides project-based CAQDAS training to introduce the CAQDAS skills needed in each phase of a project. The focus is on efficiently completing the project, in terms of both time and cost. His specialism is ATLAS.ti.
Duncan has been using and teaching CAQDAS packages since 1996. Since then he has taught hundreds of research students and staff how to think about using CAQDAS software to help them explore their research questions. He has consulted on a number of large research projects in the social sciences as well as arts and humanities. He has developed and taught courses on the use of audio in social and cultural research interviews. He has experience of working with NVivo Server.
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