Web-based collaborative qualitative data analysis tool: Dedoose

Posted: February 2nd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: research tools | 4 Comments »

I’ve just recently learned about Dedoose, a web-based tool designed for collaborative qualitative data analysis.

Through browsing their website I found that Dedoose supports both qualitative and quantitative analyses.  Because it’s web-based it has certain advantages: analyses are updated in real time, there is no need to download any software to your computer, and all of your material is stored (safely?) in the cloud.  Provided you have Internet access you and your team members can work anytime, anywhere.

I can’t speak of the user interface because I  haven’t tried it out yet, however Dedoose has received positive reviews on a few of the mailing lists that I subscribe to.  Like SurveyMonkey Dedoose operates on a subscription model — you pay a monthly fee to use it.  You can try before you buy, though:  according to their website anyone can try Dedoose out for free for one month.

I’ll get to that *after* this dissertation is done.  In the meantime, if you have reviews of Dedoose please share them.

4 Comments on “Web-based collaborative qualitative data analysis tool: Dedoose”

  1. 1 Name said at 5:13 pm on September 9th, 2011:

    Hi Tabitha! Thank you for your interest in Dedoose. Regarding Security, please see: http://www.dedoose.com/Public/Terms.aspx#SECURITY This has always been our top-most concern, and our data security policies are some of the most stringent you will find. We have been able to pass every IRB audit, and government audit at the highest levels.

    Also know that we have some very advanced importers online for importing NVivo, Atlas.Ti, MaxQDA, Survey Monkey, and just about any data you can throw at us. For specific conversions just shoot an email over to support@Dedoose.com

    We hope to here more as you start using Dedoose. Dedoose is a highly customer oriented company and we treasure feedback, it has dramatically shaped the direction and features of our work.

    Also, we will have a iOS and Android Tablet version out soon, and will shortly have video and audio excerpting online.

    ~ JT

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