Dedoose Features
FEATURES

Outstanding Support

At Dedoose, we pride ourselves in being extremely generous with user support. We respond to email and phone requests for assistance with speed and style. Caring for our community is fundamental to who we are as a company. Beyond that, we are also a team of experienced researchers ready to help respond to more methodological questions. In addition, our User Guide and blog are rich with step-by-step guidance and suggestions on how to make the most of Dedoose features.

Secure

Data security is our number one priority at Dedoose. Beyond employing the highest levels of encryption and password protection, our project-specific encryption is as safe as it gets when you add yet another layer of protection. Dedoose data are fully encrypted at rest and when moving between our servers and your computer. Further, while you can export your data at anytime for local storage, we’ve got your back with our nightly backups to keep you even more comfortable. Data security officers at top research institutions around the world have given all aspects of Dedoose's safety measures a solid thumbs-up.

Collaborative

Creating the natively collaborative Dedoose environment was core to our company's soul and mission. Contemporary research demands transparency and demonstration of methodological rigor. Approaching any research questions from multiple perspective, across disciplinary boundaries, and with team members is now standard in meeting these expectations and addressing more complex area of inquiry. This is part of what Dedoose was always about and you'll find it easy to invite other to join you project while maintaining fully control on their levels of access to keep your data safe as you divide and conquer.

Intuitive

Creating the natively collaborative Dedoose environment was core to our company's soul and mission. Contemporary research demands transparency and demonstration of methodological rigor. Approaching any research questions from multiple perspective, across disciplinary boundaries, and with team members is now standard in meeting these expectations and addressing more complex area of inquiry. This is part of what Dedoose was always about and you'll find it easy to invite other to join you project while maintaining fully control on their levels of access to keep your data safe as you divide and conquer.

Advanced Technology

Although traditional qualitative-data-analysis software was a nice first step in helping anthropologists and other researchers do their work more efficiently, it was just that—a first step. Everything about Dedoose is focused on increasing efficiency in collaboration and systematic and rigorously applied research methods. Since 2003, we've been pioneering new technologies and since 2006 we are entirely cloud-based. Living up to the standards of ‘Great Research’ that we hold so dearly as scientists and doing it more efficiently and effectively is why we developed Dedoose and how we continue to evolve the platform.

Inexpensive

One low monthly subscription fee is all that's required to access all Dedoose services—no worries about high upfront costs, charges for upgrades with resulting backward-compatibility issues, or expensive training. There's no limited trial or lite version to suck you in. As we develop and deploy new features based on the great ideas emerging from the research community, you have immediate access to them. That's the beauty of cloud-based software as a service (SaaS). We are pushing research into new territory with our evolving technologies and we're happy to be taking you with us.

Web Based/Accessible

With Dedoose's secure web-based environment, you can access your data from anywhere and on any platform. No more worrying about system compatibility or version control—the protected file you log into is always the most recent version of your database. And with real-time updates, any member of your team can be contributing to the project from any location in the world.

Real Science

When we say that Dedoose is built 'By Researchers for Researchers' we mean our mission is to support high quality research that contributes to the development of knowledge in all areas of marketing and social science. Our founders built their careers in the trenches of top-level professional academic social science research, so we have deep and intimate knowledge and understanding of what researchers need and how these needs are evolving. We also stay keenly tuned into our users' input and regularly draw upon all of this knowledge when designing new features and updating the overall interface.