Using Dedoose as a Methodological Tool

Time: 13.00 - 16.00

Venue: 2.219, University Place, University of Manchester, M13 9PL

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Researchers are increasingly adopting the use of data analysis applications for mixed methods and qualitative studies. This workshop will discuss the impact of new developments in technology and the use of Dedoose, a cloud-based data application, to identify, manage and analyse qualitative and mixed methods data. An overview of analysis strategies will be woven throughout the seminar. Discussion will highlight the influence that research design decisions have upon the methodology and, ultimately, the quality and credibility of a study.

There will be activities and exercises for participants to gain practical hands-on skills using this innovative qualitative and mixed-methods data application which promotes real-time collaboration and teamwork, and the production of trustworthy results and findings. This hands-on interactive workshop will feature the use of Dedoose as a technological tool to help researchers manage and analyse a growing range of social science data. No prior knowledge of Dedoose is required.

The workshop will also explore and discuss strategies for multiple members of a research team to work simultaneously, in real-time, from any Internet connected device. Workshop participants will be encouraged to discuss team strategies which improve the quality and efficiency of analysis results and presentation of findings.

Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop and digital data to work with during the workshop. One month’s free access to Dedoose will be available for new users signing up during the workshop (no downloaded software required). Just turn up with your internet connected laptop. There will be ample opportunity to try out various features within the cloud. Having the use of a laptop or tablet during the workshops will enhance participants' overall learning experience.

Please note, there are limited charging ports in the venue. Participants are kindly asked to bring their laptops fully charged to the event.

Attendees will learn:

  • How to identify and manage data for a research study, and
  • Strategies for analysing data, and
  • How to visualize connections in data to generate informed and actionable results, and
  • Strategies for multiple members of a research team to work simultaneously, in real-time, from any Internet connected device.

Workshop participants will benefit from the workshop if they bring:

  • Laptop or Tablet
  • Their own research materials / data with which to work (e.g. literature files (PDFs are fine), transcripts of interviews/focus-groups, social media content, open-ended survey responses, documentary evidence etc.)
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