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Coding Qualitative Data: Web Solution

Professor Stuart Schulman of University of Massachusetts (formerly University of Pittsburgh) designed a web server to provide qualitative data analysis (QDA) via web for social science datasets. The solution is called QDAP, currently housed at UMass but also at Pitt. Bravo! Free, multi-user, qualitative data analysis for anyone with a web browser. They have clearly … Continue reading

Transcriber for DIY interview transcription

Some day we’ll all have grants big enough to outsource our transcription needs. I have to say I was pleased with the performace of the free and open source Transcriber software. No need for new hardware (read, foot pedals) or mouse clicks while transcribing. The software loads an audio clip and provides simple keystrokes for … Continue reading

Coding Qualitative Data

A friend of mine recently pointed me towards MAXQDA for coding and parsing qualitative research. Too bad I just wrote a post on how garden-variety relational databases could be hornswoggled for the task. I was so proud of my handwritten beta, too…. A couple of quick web searches turned up NVivo and XSight, by QSR, … Continue reading

Tracking research interactions

How much information should the researcher keep about each site? Each interview? The answer, of course, is “all of it.” This can be an enormously time-consuming task, depending on the richness of the information the interviewer needs to collect about the site, the subject, and the interview instrument to be used. Relational databases are purpose … Continue reading

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