Manhattan Beach, Calif (PRWEB) October 28, 2011
Dedoose, a leading multi-disciplinary research app is now available in the Android Market for tablets, and will be coming soon to Apple’s IPad2. In addition, Dedoose has undergone massive enhancements toward solidifying its position as the world’s best qualitative and mixed methods research tool. For those new to Dedoose, the Dedoose platform of tools facilitates the management, coding, analysis, and presentation of data from text documents (e.g., focus group or interview transcripts). Dedoose has brought innovation to qualitative and mixed method research in the areas of: market research, ethnography, clinical trials, social policy, public health, and more.
- Dedoose: Tablet Edition – After countless requests, the Dedoose engineering team has succeeded in converting Dedoose into a Tablet application. The Tablet edition is a feature complete conversion of the full Dedoose Application and available for no cost. Lead engineer Jason Taylor commented, ‘We were actually very impressed with the performance on the Android and can’t wait until the next generation of tablets are released so we can see things running on the tablet version at desktop speeds. For now it’s a great way to analyze your data on the go.’ Given the rapid growth and popularity of mobile devices along with how naturally Dedoose can capitalize on these developments, the Dedoose app is poised to be a real game changer.
- Survey Importer – Dedoose 3.3 integrates powerful importers for survey data making it far faster and easier to use Dedoose’s informative and interactive data visualizations for drilling down to tear through the quantitative and qualitative data collected in a survey. In just a few clicks, Dedoose transforms any spreadsheet of data into a complete Dedoose project—with coded excerpts and all documents linked to the associated meta-information.
- Atlas.ti, MaxQDA, & NVivo Importers – The Dedoose team continues to improve and expand their importers for projects in other QDA packages. The system now has the capability to import data from virtually every QDA package on the market (even those like NVivo, where exported data can be particularly difficult to work with). Regarding Dedoose’s view of import and exportability, CEO Eli Lieber commented, ‘We strongly believe in data transparency and that project teams, who are the rightful owners of their data, should be free to move to and from any software they wish to use. That is, we don’t believe in locking our users in and make it as easy as possible to move data in and out of Dedoose. All data in a Dedoose project can be exported in a variety of formats and we are always ready to accommodate needs we’ve yet to satisfy. So, if you try Dedoose and decide to take your data elsewhere, go for it! We don’t charge to migrate projects from other products and we want our users to choose and stay with Dedoose for the simple reason that they see it as a superior product that truly meets their needs.’
- Project Copy, Merge, and More – Recently added to Dedoose is the ability to create complete duplicates of entire data sets or export only portions of projects to share with others. And teams working independently who later wish to combine their work will be happy to know that projects (overlapping in content or otherwise) can be merged with a simple click.
- Video and Audio Integration – The Dedoose team is now hard at work building video and audio excerpting and coding tools to integrate into Dedoose. The video excerpter is already operational and the Dedoose Engineering team reports it should be fully integrated into Dedoose within the next 6 weeks—if not much sooner. This will make Dedoose the first web-based video excerpting and tagging application and, happily, the team is reporting stellar performance despite the substantial load of video and audio streams. Look for these new features coming soon in Dedoose 4.
Dedoose is a platform of products developed and wholly owned by SocioCultural Research Consultants, LLC (SCRC)—a privately held company in Los Angeles, California. SCRC was established in 2006 to develop and distribute the Dedoose platform of products and to provide top-rate social science research consulting services to academia and private industry. Signing up for Dedoose is free for a one-month trial and very affordable starting at $12.95 a month with many discounts available—far below the costs of comparable software.
With a user-base now spanning over 40 countries and hundreds of institutions across the U.S. and world-wide, Dedoose is finding a tremendously strong footing. Dedoose is one of the newest competitors in the QDAS area. Upending the QDAS field of traditional software, as a web app, Dedoose has brought the usability, collaboration, power, and cost effectiveness of contemporary technology platforms to the QDAS and research tools niche.