Dedoose is used at over 120+ countries, 20,000+ sites, by 50,0000+ people in a variety of ways. One of Dedoose's core strengths is its flexibility to adapt to your research style. Here are just a few examples of our users enhancing their research with Dedoose.
The Connected Learning Research Network at UCI is dedicated to understanding the opportunities and risks for learning afforded by today's changing media ecology, as well as building new learning environments that support effective learning and educational equity. Our work focuses on a model of connected learning -- learning that is socially connected, interest-driven, and oriented towards educational opportunity. As an agenda for research, connected learning is about examining learning that cuts across the contexts of home, school, and peer culture, looking at the links and disjunctures between them. As a learning theory, connected learning posits that the most meaningful and resilient forms of learning happen when a learner has a personal interest or passion that they are pursuing in a context of cultural affinity, social support, and shared purpose. As a model for design, connected learning offers a way of connecting the often-fragmented spheres of home, school, and peer-based learning, leveraging the affordances of digital and networked media. Our work cuts across research, design, and practice and includes social scientists, learning theorists, educators, and designers. We are committed to research that is collaborative, action-oriented, and united by educational values of equity, social connection, and full participation.
The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decision making through research and analysis. For more than six decades, RAND has used rigorous, fact-based research and analysis to help individuals, families, and communities throughout the world be safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous. Our research spans the issues that matter most, such as energy, education, health, justice, the environment, and international and military affairs. As a nonpartisan organization, RAND is widely respected for operating independently of political and commercial pressures. Quality and objectivity are our two core values. RAND's research is commissioned by a global clientele that includes government agencies, foundations, and private-sector firms. Philanthropic contributions, combined with earnings from RAND's endowment and operations, make possible the RAND-Initiated Research program, which supports innovative research on issues that are crucial to the policy debate but that reach beyond the boundaries of traditional client funding.
For more than 250 years, Columbia has been a leader in higher education in the nation and around the world. At the core of our wide range of academic inquiry is the commitment to attract and engage the best minds in pursuit of greater human understanding, pioneering new discoveries and service to society.
Our mission is to advance the career, college, and workplace readiness of youth and adults across education, workplace, family, and community settings in Wisconsin and around the world. The Center for Education and Work (CEW) seeks to realize these goals through research, professional development, and the provision of career and academic development tools. CEW is a research, technical assistance, and resource provider within the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For over 50 years the center has been assisting educators and career development practitioners with program evaluation, qualitative and quantitative research, professional development training, and career resources. The Collaborative Center for Health Equity (CCHE), supported by the UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) and located within the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, connects partners from the state’s rural, urban, and tribal communities with university faculty, staff, and students to advance long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships in teaching, research, and service initiatives to improve health equity in underserved communities of Wisconsin.
Cornelius Vanderbilt had a vision of a place that would “contribute to strengthening the ties that should exist between all sections of our common country” when he gave $1 million to create a university in 1873. Today that vision has been realized in Vanderbilt, an internationally recognized research university in Nashville, Tennessee, with strong partnerships among its 10 schools, neighboring institutions and the community. Nursing researchers at Vanderbilt were early Dedoose adopters and Dedoose has now been taken up by research teams across many Vanderbilt campuses.
The mission of Fenway Health is to enhance the wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and all people in our neighborhoods and beyond through access to the highest quality health care, education, research and advocacy. Motivated by the belief that healthcare is a right, not a privilege, politically active Northeastern University students open a one-day-a-week drop-in center in the basement of a building owned by the Christian Science Church. The center is staffed by volunteer medical students dedicated to serving the diverse Fenway neighborhood—a neighborhood that includes many seniors, gays, low-income residents, and students. Reflecting this mission, the founders named the center Fenway Community Health Center.
Carolina is making a strong bid to become the leading public research university in the nation. In the Carnegie Foundation’s classification of colleges and universities, Carolina qualifies at the highest level, as a research-extensive university. Institutions in this category award at least 50 or more doctoral degrees per year across at least 15 disciplines. Carolina awards more than 400 Ph.D.s each year. UNC-Chapel Hill research funding for fiscal year 2015 totaled $796,171,469. Based on the most recent available data, Carolina ranks sixth among leading private and public research universities for the level of federal funding devoted to research and development in all fields (NSF, 2014).
Benjamin Yeo is an Assistant Professor at the School for New Learning and one of many on the Depaul University taking advantage of Dedoose features in teaching and research. His research interests include innovation- and technology-driven economic growth and social informatics, using both quantitative and qualitative methods. Recent projects include studies on the social and cultural contexts in generating innovation-driven economic growth and the effectiveness of advertising on mobile platforms. Prior to academia, Benjamin Yeo worked in the industry as an Analyst in Regional Economics. He received a PhD in Information Science from the College of Information Sciences and Technology at the Pennsylvania State University.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has a unique breadth of research expertise, with world-renowned strengths in the arts, agriculture, business, the humanities, and the social sciences, as well as top-ranked programs in the natural sciences and engineering. Many of the technologies that enabled the modern electronic era were developed at the U of I, and year in and year out, we are among the top universities in NSF-funded research and development expenditures. Today, we’re building on that tradition, working to address society’s most pressing problems by doing what we do best—interdisciplinary research that drives positive change in our communities, our state, our nation, and the world.
The University of Southern California is one of the world’s leading private research universities. An anchor institution in Los Angeles, a global center for arts, technology and international business, USC's diverse curricular offerings provide extensive opportunities for interdisciplinary study, and collaboration with leading researchers in highly advanced learning environments. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge. Dedoose has been put to use across the USC campus in research that includes a variety of projects in the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism, Education, Poverty, and Digital Media and Learning.
The quality of the research enterprise is what truly distinguishes a great university, permitting it to draw in the most talented scholars and the top students. NYU’s faculty are at the forefront of their scholarly disciplines, and their research helps shape the understanding of an enormous range of academic fields: from the mathematical sciences to economics, from philosophy to neural science, from art history to sociology. In recognition of the quality of this research, NYU received approximately $200 million in government funds in 2008.
Widely recognized as one of the world’s leading research universities, the University of Michigan provides exceptionally fertile ground for innovative research that underlies progress in all aspects of our society. The hallmarks of our research community include: Excellence across a wide range of disciplines, Intedisciplinary cooperation, Translation to practice, Partnerships, and Top Student Talent.
The University of Iowa was founded on February 25, 1847, just 59 days after Iowa was admitted to the Union. The Constitution of the State of Iowa refers to a State University to be established in Iowa City "without branches at any other place." The legal name of the university is the State University of Iowa, but the Board of Regents approved using the "University of Iowa" for everyday usage in October 1964. The Public Policy Center (PPC) is an interdisciplinary academic research center investigating six policy areas: Environmental, Health, Housing & Land Use, Human Factors & Vehicle Safety, Social Science, and Transportation. The University of Iowa Public Policy Center (PPC) was founded in 1987 by David Forkenbrock, Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, as a freestanding unit in the Office of the Vice President for Research. The PPC's original focus was Transportation Policy research, followed by Health Policy research (1990), and Human Factors and Vehicle Safety research (1996).
The science of educational psychology rests on information acquired through psychological research. Faculty and graduate students in the Department of Educational Psychology & Higher Education conduct a variety of research studies to advance theory and practice in a variety of domains. Opportunities for student participation is broad and part of our mission is to provide students with a closer look at how researchers acquire the type of information that is presented to you in your educational psychology courses and makes positive impacts in our communities.
The Office of Research and Graduate Studies (RGS) is in the Division of Academic Affairs and reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The mission of the RGS is to offer graduate students and faculty the opportunity to engage in outstanding graduate training, academic scholarship, and research. With over $33 million in grants and contracts, we are committed to the principle that research, scholarship, and creative activity are essential to quality instruction. Our faculty’s discoveries bring fresh insight to our students and enrich the university, community, and nation. Our research activity reflects the commitment of the campus to its 58 master’s programs and two doctoral programs.
At Berkeley, we address the biggest challenges of the day to create a better world. From robotic legs to the origins of the universe, research at Berkeley crosses disciplines and illuminates new ideas.D-Lab helps Berkeley faculty, staff, and graduate students move forward with world-class research in data intensive social science. We think of data as an expansive category, one that is constantly changing as the research frontier moves. We offer a venue for methodological exchange from all corners of campus and across its bounds. D-Lab provides cross-disciplinary resources for in-depth consulting and advising, access to staff support, and training and provisioning for software (including Dedoose) and other infrastructure needs. Networking with other Berkeley centers and facilities and with our departments and schools, we offer our services to researchers across the disciplines and underwrite the breadth of excellence of Berkeley’s graduate programs and faculty research. D-Lab builds networks through which Berkeley researchers can connect with users of social science data in the off-campus world.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world's preeminent movie related organization, comprised of 7,000+ accomplished men and women working in cinema. We recognize and uphold excellence in the motion picture arts and sciences, inspire imagination, and connect the world through the medium of motion pictures. The AMPAS leadership had increasing concerns about declining award's show audience and fragmentation in their marketing messaging and outreach. They hired a branding firm (Scarcliff | Salvador) and associated research consultants from SocioCulutural Research Consultants (SCRC) who put Dedoose to work in research that would help expose brand weaknesses and inform marketing direction.
Some of Temple's most important research and educational initiatives originate in its specialized centers and institutes, each of which was established to support and enhance the study of a specific topic or issue. Areas of focus range from the arts and social policy to business and science. Many of our centers and institutes are funded externally, and recognized internationally, for their work. Each offers exceptional opportunities for collaboration among faculty, departments, and even schools and colleges. Many also interact regularly with agencies and organizations outside the university. Temple's centers and institutes provide faculty and students with chances to engage in multidisciplinary research, scholarship and service in myriad subject areas. These centers foster new knowledge that transforms the quality of life in Philadelphia and beyond. One exemplar Temple Dedoose user is Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab who joined the faculty of the College of Education at Temple University as Professor of Higher Education Policy and Sociology on July 1, 2016. In regards to her appointment, Goldrick-Rab said "I'm honored that Temple decided to make an extraordinary commitment to my work, supporting me as I build a new center that aims to integrate social and educational policies in order to make college more affordable."
Curry School of Education has established research centers organized to address broad societal challenges related to education and human development. They also play an integral part in fostering research capacity across the entire school, for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and faculty. The Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) is an interdisciplinary center that provides leadership on effective teaching and learning through scientific study in educational settings from infancy to higher education. The Center on Education Policy and Workforce Competitiveness (EdPolicyWorks)--also known as the Center on Education Policy and Workforce Competitiveness--is a joint collaboration between the Curry School of Education and the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy bringing together researchers from across the University of Virginia and the State to focus on important questions of educational policy and implications for the workforce. The U.Va. Center to Promote Effective Youth Development (Youth-Nex)—The Center to Promote Effective Youth Development—is a transdisciplinary center promoting healthy youth development, educational attainment and learning. Working across the University, Youth-Nex focuses on the assets of young people and works in a wide variety of areas including health management, civic engagement and education. Youth-Nex also aims to prevent youth problems such as violence, physical and mental health issues, substance abuse and school failure. National Research Center on the Gifted & Talented (NRC/GT) is a research center affiliated with the academic program of gifted education at the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education.