Qualitative case study research

A good researcher knows that everything happens in context. It’s not just in social science, but a fundamental principle in physics – every reaction is caused by something. In studying people, communities and behaviour, we need to consider the embedded world in which they live. In qualitative research this is always an important part of the research, but it also provides a difficult methodological question: how much of the context

Memos, notes and line-by-line coding in Quirkos 2

  One of the major updates in Quirkos 2 is the new memo system. Now you can just drag and drop a section of text to the memo column, and attach a little note to it. You can add as many notes as you like, and by clicking on them, select the section of text to add to a code/Quirk.   We went through a lot of different annotation and memo implementations when designing the memo feature, and this is the one that seems to work best. Our

10 new things in Quirkos 2.0!

This week we are releasing the first major update for Quirkos, Version 2! A huge thanks to all our beta testers who have been putting the new version to the test for the last few months, and sharing their suggestions for improvements.   While there is a lot more to come in the next year, here are 10 new things that make Quirkos more powerful and more intuitive.     1.       The new User

Why we will release two versions of Quirkos next week

  Next week we will release Quirkos 2.0 on the 31st of October! It’s our first major update in 4 years, and will not only provide a number of major new features, but also sets the platform for a lot more new things to be added in the next few years.   Actually, next week we will be releasing two versions of Quirkos: 2.0, but also a final release for the 1.x series, version 1.6. This adds rich text support, all the bug fixes and

Quirkos 2 Scottish Homelands Tour

  In the run-up to the release of Quirkos 2.0, we are running a series of workshops in Glasgow, Stirling and Edinburgh in October.   These are all interactive bring a laptop sessions, where participants can bring their own laptops and data, or use example data sets and follow along. We'll show all the basics of creating projects, bringing in text data, creating and managing codes, and exploring and exporting coded data. They are all