Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Qualitative Researchers! Give feedback to ITS


Thank you for expressing interest in UNCG’s Qualitative Data Analysis Software Evaluation project.  As a campus researcher, your input on selecting software to meet campus qualitative data analysis (QDA) needs is critical to us.  Your input will help guide the selection of QDA software for the UNCG network, and related training & support services available from Information Technology Services (ITS).  
UNCG/ITS has invited Paul Mihas, a qualitative research consultant at the Odum Institute at UNC-CH to present overview sessions of 5 qualitative software options: MAXQDA, Atlas.ti, NVivo, QDA Miner, and Dedoose. The primary purpose of this email is to get feedback on the best date to schedule Paul’s visit to UNCG. One of the sessions will be recorded so those unable to attend will be able to view it later.

To respond with your availability for these sessions, please complete the following poll:

This is an early step in the evaluation project . The project team’s goal is to provide the most useful software feasible within a limited budget. We recognize that many qualitative researchers at UNCG are unsatisfied with the capabilities of NVivo and Atlas.ti, yet we also recognize that dropping either or both licenses could create difficulties for some researchers. We need YOUR INPUT to guide the future of QDA support at UNCG..

We will consider all input, whether or not you attend one of these sessions.  Input will be collected via a web survey following the overview sessions.  Thank you for your time and willingness to help us improve ITS services.