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Qualitative and Mixed Methods Data Analysis Using Dedoose

Qualitative and Mixed Methods Data Analysis Using Dedoose
A Practical Approach for Research Across the Social Sciences

296 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Qualitative and Mixed Methods Data Analysis Using Dedoose®: A Practical Approach for Research Across the Social Sciences provides both new and experienced researchers with a guided introduction to dealing with the methodological complexity of mixed methods and qualitative inquiry using Dedoose® software. The authors use their depth of experience designing and updating Dedoose® as well as their published research to give the reader practical strategies for using Dedoose® from a wide range of research studies. Case study contributions by outside researchers provide readers with rich examples of how to use Dedoose® in practical, applied social science and health settings. 

Part I: Foundations of Mixed Methods Research
Chapter 1: Using Mixed Methods and Dedoose
About this Book  
Mixed Methods and Mixed Paradigms  
Using Cloud Technology to Support Mixed Methods Research  
What is Dedoose?  
Dedoose: An Historical Journey  
Chapter 2: Adopting Dedoose
Successful Adoption of Digital Tools  
Framing the Purpose and Focus  
Dedoose: Starting your Project  
Case Study: Using the Five-Level QDA Method with Dedoose  
Chapter 3: Bringing Data into Dedoose
Gathering Mixed Data  
Numbers as Data  
Memos as Data  
Case Study: Incorporating Mixed Analysis into your Study  
Part II: Data Interaction and Analysis
Chapter 4: Teamwork Analysis Techniques
Team Management  
Collaborative Interpretation  
Coding in Teams  
Bringing Procedures into the Dedoose Environment  
Team Conduct Rules  
Case Study: Large-Scale Multi-Language Cross-Cultural Analysis with Dedoose  
Chapter 5: Qualitative Analysis
Qualitative Analysis: Looking for Quality  
Working with Codes  
Case Study: Using Dedoose for a Multi-Site Study  
Chapter 6: Designing Mixed Method Analysis
Identifying Analysis Strategies  
Using Descriptors  
Topic Modeling  
Case Study: Integrating Mixed Data in a Longitudinal Study  
Chapter 7: Managing Complex Mixed Method Analysis
Recognizing and Managing Complexity in Analysis  
Data Complexity in your Project  
Using Visualization Tools for Analysis  
Filtering your Data  
Case Study: Complex yet Manageable - The Organizational Genius of Dedoose  
Chapter 8: Working with Numbers in Dedoose
Charts, Tables, and Plots for Individual Fields or Code Weight  
Charts, Tables, Plots and Analyses for Pairs of Fields/Code Weights  
PART III: Reporting Credible Results and Sharing Findings
Chapter 9: Reporting Findings
Reaching your Audience  
Mixed Methods Procedure Checklist  
Case Study: Reporting to Multiple Audiences Using Dedoose  
What Next?  
Chapter 10: Sharing Data with a Larger Audience
Reaching a Larger Audience  
Case Study: Sharing Qualitative Social Science Data  
Changing Reporting Practices: Open Access  
Final Word  

“Extremely helpful information that will inspire and educate both those who are just learning and those who have been using Dedoose® for years.”

Julie Kugel
OTR/L Loma Linda University

“Great overview of Dedoose® tools and mixed methods functionality make this a great book for beginners.”

Shaunna Smith
Texas State University
Key features
  • The book bridges methodology and technology by interweaving of mixed methods best practices alongside how Dedoose®’s design supports these activities from a technical perspective.
  • Case studies bring to life how teams work, how their work can be supported by the Dedoose® features, and how methodological challenges are framed and addressed over the course of a project.
  • The use of Dedoose® allows teams to work in real time, from anywhere, in the same project, which promotes developing skills for collaborative and team research.
  • Bruce’s Tips offer Dedoose® users reminders of, and guidance about, many features and functions in Dedoose® which can help enhance the benefits of using Dedoose® in their work.

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ISBN: 9781506397818