I’m in the midst of designing my research project and writing the methodology chapter for my dissertation proposal. I’m going to do Action Research and will be utilizing a mixed-methods (quantitative and qualitative) data. I had heard most people talk about NVivo as the software of choice for qualitative research, especially, so I went to check it out. Big problem! NVivo is Windows only. They said they are releasing a Mac version in late 2013, but that makes me nervous. So, I went on the hunt.
That’s when I found Dedoose.com It was designed by mixed-method researchers at UCLA. It looks great. It is completely web-based, multi-user, and only costs 12.95/month. I’m going to download a free month trial to see how it works. Just watching the introduction video helped me get a better grasp on mixed-method research. That alone was worth the hunt.