Dedoose Blog


What in the World is a Descriptor?

We discuss the importance of descriptors and the crucial role they play in qualitative, quantitative and mixed method data analysis. Descriptors are the terms and phrases you will use in Dedoose to map out your research data in an easy to follow design.

What's New, Dedoose? ....PDFs?!

Dedoose is happy to introduce the integration of PDF documents into our cloud-based platform! PDFs are a securable, compact and self-contained document that are fast becoming an industry standard, and are commonly seen and used in qualitative and quantitative analysis. Don't waste time converting your documents, upload and import your PDFs into a manageable and editable form, and get your data analysis moving!

Dedoose Fall 2014 Update--Great New Features to Enjoy

So what has your favorite data analysis software provider been up to in regards to new updates lately? Well, we've implemented a couple of performance enhancements, most notably in our import and iconography engines, but we think one new feature will specifically make Dedoose stand out a little more in the research app field.. But you'll have to keep reading to hear what it is!

Teaching a Class and want to use Dedoose?

We all know Dedoose is a top-tier data analysis app, but did you know it also happens to shine as a social sciences teaching tool? The same intuitive design that makes Dedoose a powerful yet easy to learn software for data analysis can be used to comfortably introduce your students to the world of qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods data analysis! Here's some hints and ideas that might help you out along the way..

Have you heard of the Quick Code Widget?!?

Enjoy saving time? We take a moment to highlight a not-so-secret feature that is can easily be overlooked, but is indispensable as a time-saver when processing data or transcribing video and audio - The Quick Code Widget! Read more to learn how you can save tons of time during your survey analysis, because who doesn't appreciate free time?

New Data and Project Backup Features Enhance the Dedoose Qualitative Data Analysis Software Platform

Data plays a crucial role in your research methodology - without your data, you have nothing! We understand the importance of not only keeping your data intact, but also in the amount of time you have invested into analyzing and preparing your project. We've updated our backup technology to ensure that your data is safe for years to come! During the overhaul we also snuck a couple other features into the most recent build - want to find out more? Read on!

Dedoose Update—Significant Data Recovery Successful! How to Save a Project Locally!

We discuss updates in data recovery, as well as how to go about saving your project and data locally as an extra security measure.

Want to teach Dedoose in your class?

Interested in teaching Dedoose to your class or analysis team? Check this post out for more details on how and where to get free materials and more to help get you started!

Code Rating/Weighting—what’s that all about?

Find out how to use our built-in Code Weighting and Code Rating scales to fine-tune your data analysis and develop a theme or concept that can be numerically represented.

Code Systems are Serious Business

The code system you create in Dedoose serves as the conceptual framework used to organize, understand, and communicate the results of your work and your qualitative data. Good science in qualitative data and mixed methods work depends on your solid code system. Learn more here!
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