Qualitative data in the UK Public Sector

  The last research project I worked on with the NIHR was a close collaboration between several universities, local authorities and NHS trusts. We were looking at evidence use by managers in the NHS, and one of the common stories we heard was how valuable information often ended up on the shelf, and not used to inform service provision or policy. It was always a real challenge for local groups, researchers and academics to create

Upgrade from paper with Quirkos

Having been round many market research firms in the last few months, the most striking things is the piles of paper, or at least in the neater offices - shelves of paper! When we talk to small market research firms about their analysis process, many are doing most of their research by printing out data and transcripts, and coding them with coloured highlighters. Some are adamant that this is the way that works best for them, but others are a

Quirkos v1.1 is here!

We are excited to announce that the first update for Quirkos can now be downloaded from here!   Version 1.1 adds two main new features: batch import, and mutli-language reports.   If you have a large number of text sources or transcripts to add to a project, you can now do it all in one go, without having to import each seperately. Just click on the (+) add source button on the bottom right of the source view, and select Import