April 16, 2020
Lockdowns and social distancing due to COVID-19 are currently changing the way that qualitative researchers collect data, and likely to do so for some time. The semi-structured (or unstructured) interview or focus group are two of the most popular qualitative methods, but are usually conducted in face-to-face settings. And while it is possible to move these meetings to virtual video or even telephone based interviews, these come with
April 15, 2020
We've released a minor bug fix release for our qualitative data analysis software Quirkos that addresses a couple of issues, and also adds a few little improvements for usability and comfort!
The first is a bug fix for a rare issue where long sessions would get logged out from their projects in Quirkos Cloud, and another that was causing issues if imported files contained strange text characters.
We've also updated
April 2, 2020
It is common practice for researcher to keep a journal or diary during the research process, regardless of discipline or methodology. These are sometimes called reflexive diaries, self-reflexive journals, research journals or research diaries. They are all basically the same thing – a written (or verbal) record written by the researcher during the research process, detailing what they did and why.
Lincoln and Guba (1982)
March 12, 2020
In qualitative analysis it’s sometimes difficult to agree even with yourself. With complex data sets, and ‘wicked’ issues, there are times that a researcher coding qualitative data will not consistently code different sources to the same themes or codes in the same way. Often there many themes, rich and numerous sources, and difficult decisions to be made as to where sections of text fit. So to promote consistency, researchers
February 28, 2020
We are excited to release Quirkos 2.3 to the world today!
The biggest additions are project sharing, live collaboration and chat features for Quirkos Cloud users. This allows seamless and interactive team work, where researchers anywhere in the world can share a qualitative research project and work together or in their own time, with space to communicate and reflect on the process through chat. This is a pretty unique feature