In an effort to better educate brand new users on best practices we recently asked our user community to share things they wished they would have known when they first started their qualitative data analysis or mixed methods research projects in Dedoose. We ranked and compiled the various tips, tricks, and lessons learned into the list below. Happily, many of the frequently listed items were tips users learned from this very blog! We have links to additional blog posts and outside resources such as our video tutorials and user guide as needed. Thank you to all who shared their stories on Facebook and Twitter, or emailed us with suggestions. Everyone, enjoy!
Check out the Quick Code Widget! This feature allows you to use keyboard shortcuts to maximize efficiency when coding text documents. And, it was conceptualized by superstar Dedoose user Daniel Loewus-Deitch, User Experience Manager at NaviNet Inc. Users love this feature because it drastically decreases the time they spend in the excerpting and coding phase of their work. Learn how to use the quick code widget here. Continue reading