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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

September 2019 | 280 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. 

Foreword by Lyn Richards
Glossary: Dedoose Common Terms
About the Authors
Chapter 1 Using Mixed Methods and Dedoose
1.1 About This Book

1.2 Mixed Methods and Mixed Paradigms

1.3 Using Cloud Technology to Support Mixed Methods Research

1.4 What Is Dedoose?

1.5 Dedoose: A Historical Journey

Chapter 2 Adopting Dedoose
2.1 Successful Adoption of Digital Tools

2.2 Framing the Purpose and Focus

2.3 Dedoose: Starting Your Project

2.4 Case Study: Using the Five-Level QDA® Method With Dedoose

Chapter 3 Bringing Data Into Dedoose
3.1 Gathering Mixed Data

3.2 Numbers as Data

3.3 Memos as Data

3.4 Case Study: Incorporating Mixed Analysis Into Your Study

3.5 Conclusion

Appendix: Types of Interview Data
Chapter 4 Teamwork Analysis Techniques
4.1 Team Management

4.2 Collaborative Interpretations

4.3 Coding in Teams

4.4 Bringing Procedures Into the Dedoose Environment

4.5 Team Conduct Rules

4.6 Case Study: Large-Scale, Multilanguage, Cross-Cultural Analysis With Dedoose

4.7 Conclusion

Chapter 5 Qualitative Analysis
5.1 Qualitative Analysis: Looking for Quality

5.2 Working With Codes

5.3 Case Study: Using Dedoose for a Multisite Study

5.4 Conclusion

Chapter 6 Designing Mixed Methods Analysis
6.1 Identifying Analysis Strategies

6.2 Using Descriptors

6.3 Topic Modeling

6.4 Case Study: Integrating Mixed Data in a Longitudinal Study

6.5 Conclusion

Chapter 7 Managing Complex Mixed Methods Analysis
7.1 Recognizing and Managing Complexity in Analysis

7.2 Data Complexity in Your Project

7.3 Using Visualization Tools for Analysis

7.4 Moving Through and Filtering Your Data

7.5 Case Study: Complex Yet Manageable—the Organizational Genius of Dedoose

7.6 Conclusion

Chapter 8 Working With Numbers in Dedoose: Statistics, Tabling, and Charting for Numbers, Weights, and Option List Field Data
8.1. Background/Introduction

8.2 Charts, Tables, and Plots for Individual Fields or Code Weights

8.3 Charts, Tables, Plots, and Analyses for Pairs of Fields/Code Weights

8.4 Summary

Chapter 9 Reporting Your Findings
9.1 Reaching Your Audience

9.2 Mixed Methods Procedural Checklist

9.3 Case Study: Reporting to Multiple Audiences

Chapter 10 Sharing Data With a Larger Audience
10.1 Reaching a Larger Audience

10.2 Case Study: Sharing Qualitative Social Science Data

10.3 Changing Reporting Practices: Open Access

10.4 Final Word

Closing Remarks by Thomas S. Weisner

“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

Very detailed and descriptive of Dedoose's use in Qualitative Research. The book provides a good explanation of how to use Dedoose win analyzing the collected data, especially the section on Case Study analysis using Dedoose..

Dr Michael W. Langston
Chaplaincy Ministries, Columbia International Univ
November 4, 2019
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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