Dedoose is a Rich Internet Application (RIA), and runs on any computer that has a web-browser. There is no software to download.
Dedoose was designed from the ground up—by researchers, for researchers—to meet the needs of today’s social scientists working in academia, marketing, and education—virtually anyone looking for innovative software to facilitate the search for answers to research questions via qualitative or qualitative and quantitative data. These data may be numbers, scale scores, demographics, stories, fieldnotes, vignettes, interview or focus group transcripts, photos, and the list goes on AND they may represent individuals, belief systems, settings, culture, relationships, and this list goes on too—clever research teams looking for rich, reliable, valid, and comprehensive answers to their research questions.
How is this being done? Through mixed methods! The creative integration of qualitative and quantitative approaches. Dedoose was designed and developed to serve the growing numbers of researchers who appreciate the value of bringing multiple methodological approaches together. When problems guide the methods (and not methods being forced onto problems) we increase the likelihood that appropriate perspectives will be implemented toward seeking answers. As research teams are increasingly crossing disciplinary boundaries, the integration of qualitative and quantitative approaches is quickly becoming the expectation for best practices in academia, business, marketing, education, and other fields of research and the application of research findings. Dedoose facilitates the exploration of data from multiple perspectives and will dramatically increase the efficiency, reliability, validity, interpretability, and presentation of your data management, analysis, and research findings.