Starting out in Qualitative Analysis

  When people are doing their first qualitative analysis project using software, it’s difficult to know where to begin. I get a lot of e-mails from people who want some advice in planning out what they will actually DO in the software, and how that will help them. I am happy to help out individually, because everyone’s project is different. However, here are a few pointers which cover the basics and can help demystify the

Qualitative evidence for evaluations and impact assessments

For the last few months we have been working with SANDS Lothians, a local charity offering help and support for families who have lost a baby in miscarriage, stillbirth or soon after birth. They offer amazing services, including counselling, peer discussion groups and advice to health professionals, which can help ease the pain and isolation of a difficult journey.   We helped them put together a compilation of qualitative evidence in

What's in your ideal qualitative analysis software?

  We will soon start work on the next update for Quirkos. We have a number of features people have already requested which we plan to add to the next version, including file merge, memos, and a lot of small tweaks and changes to the interface to show more data and make some operations easier. However, there is still time to let us know what you would like to see in future versions of Quirkos. How about Word import, where highlights can

Teaching qualitative analysis software with Quirkos

  When people first see Quirkos, we often hear them say “My students would love this!” The easy learning curve, the visual feedback and the ability to work on Windows or Mac appeal to students starting out in qualitative analysis. We have an increasing number of universities across the world using Quirkos to teach CAQDAS at both undergraduate and post graduate levels. I just wanted to give a quick overview of why this can be

Quirkos is in Toronto!

This week’s Quirkos blog comes live from the IIQM Qualitative Health Research 2015 conference, in lovely Toronto. It’s been fun talking to people who are coming to the city for the first time, going up the CN Tower, watching the Blue Jays, and seeing the election results come in! The conference has had a couple of themes, one of which was realist synthesis and evaluations, kick started by a keynote talk from Geoff Wang. He