Welcome our new Qualitative Research Specialist!

  Last year we advertised for a new post at Quirkos, billed as a Qualitative Evangelist to help us provide wider materials on qualitative methodologies and develop a community of researchers as we grow into new areas. Today we are excited to announce that the amazing Cathy Gibbons (Arc52.com / formerly Unversity of Nottingham) will be joining us and developing exciting new training, guidance and community support for Quirkos users and

Codebooks for qualitative research

Many people undertaking qualitative analysis will use some form of coding to help explore and categorise their data. Often, the researcher will use hundreds of codes to do this, and the list of codes, themes or topics that are used to analyse the data is called the coding framework, and a codebook describes them. A codebook doesn’t include the extracts of data themselves, but a detailed description of the codes, how they should be used,

Top 5 qualitative blog posts from 2020

  It’s been a strange one, but there’s no excuse for missing end of year traditions, such as the electrifying countdown of the top qualitative blog posts of the year! With over 150 articles and counting, our blog is a fantastic resource for learning qualitative methods, analysis and software tools like Quirkos, and is read by hundreds of thousands of people a year. This also makes it a bit of a chore to flip through, so without

Quirkos 2.4 is released!

    We are excited to announce the release of Quirkos 2.4! This free update brings a number of improvements, bugfixes and new features, and is available from today. It includes a major speed bump for global users of Quirkos Cloud, improved search and new ways to recode themes.   The main difference is behind the scenes, as Quirkos Cloud now has expanded to a global network of servers located across the world. Previously,

CAQDAS Network Talk

    Facilitating Qualitative Analysis with CAQDAS   Webinar recording from the University of Surrey CAQDAS network seminar series   You can find the slides from the talk on 'Facilitating Qualitative Analysis with CAQDAS' here!   The blog posts linked at the end of the slide are:   Collaborative coding of qualitative data and Collaboration, data analysis and ethics     Here's a quick