Dedoose is an easy-to-use, collaborative, web based application that facilitates all types of research data management and analysis. Here's what you need to know about how to use it.
Virtually everything in Dedoose can be exported to an appropriate format depending on what you intend to do with the exported information. This includes visuals, sets of text excerpts, descriptor data, code system, and your entire project.
The ‘Export’ button will always look the same in any panel or workspace where an export is available.
The most straightforward way to export entire aspects of your database is initiated from your project Home Dashboard. Clicking the ‘Export Data’ button in the upper left panel will present this menu of options:
Clicking on any of your options will take you into the same export routine, in most cases, as presented when you click export from any of the specific workspaces—described below.
Anywhere the ‘Codes’ panel is present you can export your code tree and, if desired, all associated excerpts. Here are the steps:
Exporting Descriptor Fields and Descriptors
All descriptor set information can be exported from the Descriptors Workspace. Remember that a descriptor set has two components: descriptor fields and descriptors (the data themselves).
To export descriptor fields:
There are 2 places you can export descriptor data: from the Home Dashboard as described above and from the Descriptor Workspace. From the Home Dashboard, select ‘Export Descriptors’ after clicking the ‘Export Data’ button and from the Descriptors Workspace click the ‘Export Descriptor Data,' button in the Descriptors In Set’ panel header and then:
Exporting Media Lists and Full Document Text
To export a list of the Media files along with any associated descriptor data and code application information:
To export the full text from a document with excerpt and code application information within the document:
Exporting all your excerpts can be accomplished in a few ways depending on whether you wish to export all excerpts from a project or only a selected subset.
To export all project excerpts from the Excerpts Workspace (which follows the same routine after selecting ‘Excerpt Excerpts’ when using the ‘Export Data’ menu from the Home Dashboard):
To export a subset of excerpts from the Excerpts Workspace, you can manually select excerpts or select a desired subset using the filtering capabilities and then follow the same routine as above. Further, to export excerpts after clicking an aspect of a Dedoose data visualization (ex. a bar in one of the charts or cell in a table) you simply click the ‘Export Excerpts’ button in the lower left corner of the Chart Selection Reviewer and follow the same routine as above. See below for the Chart Selection Reviewer activated by clicking the ‘Male’ bar in the Codes x Descriptor chart for the ‘Reading by Mother’ code:
To export all or some of your memos:
If you wish to export all memos within a specific group or groups, first make sure to select the checkboxes for those groups using the options on the left of the Memos pop-up.
To export a full project for local storage:
Note that this project export results in a password protected and encrypted zip file with all project data. This file can later be imported to a new Dedoose project. This file is not intended to be opened outside of Dedoose, but rather to be used to import the data or shared with another user into Dedoose if desired. If you wish to work with the data outside of Dedoose, please export the specific aspects of your project database as described above.
Exporting Data Visualizations
All charts, tables, and plots, except for the 3D Code Cloud, can be exported from Dedoose. This can be done from any workspace where a chart is visible. To do so, simply: