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consultation exercise recognised a significant demand for training in
the use of IT in research. These included the use of email and internet
surveys and interviews, qualitative and quantitative analysis software
and the use of new ways of collecting and analysing data, such as through
the use of videography. Although wide-ranging many of these needs can
be ‘indirectly’ met in the delivery of other programme themes.
However, a number of IT needs are new and perhaps require the RCBN to
focus on ways of developing expertise rather than the sharing of expertise.
Since this programme theme may be broader than most, greater consideration
to the prioritising of activities may be necessary.
April 2004, Using video in teaching and learning research, University
One-day workshop, Thursday 29th April 2004, Graduate School of Education,
University of Bristol.
Further details can be accessed here.
February 2003, Introduction to Qualrus™: The Intelligent Qualitative
Analysis Program, University of Gloucestershire
A one-day workshop to be held on Friday 13th February 2003,
at Francis Close Hall, Cheltenham, University of Gloucestershire.
will be led by Ed Brent, the author of Qualrus, and will begin with
an introduction to the software package. Further details are posted
December 2003, Introduction to ATLAS.ti software for qualitative analysis,
University of Birmingham (repeated)
25 July 2003, Introduction to ATLAS.ti software for qualitative analysis,
University of Leeds
response to expressions of interest from several TLRP teams and individual
researchers, the RCBN has organised a one-day ATLAS.ti training workshop.
This will be held at the School of Education, at the University of Leeds,
on the 25th July, 2003. Christina Silver, from the CAQDAS Networking
Project, at the University of Surrey, will be leading the event. Further
details are available on a page dedicated to the event.
June 2003, Introduction
to QSR NVivo software for qualitative analysis, Cardiff
10 June 2003, Introduction to QSR NVivo software for qualitative analysis,
Following a request from a TLRP team regarding the possibility
of the RCBN organising a training workshop on using QSR NVivo software,
TLRP members were canvassed for their interest in such an activity.
Many enthusiastic responses were received and owing to the high demand
for places two training workshops were organised, taking place in Newcastle
on the 10th of June 2002 and in Cardiff on the 25th of the same month.
The evaluations returned by attendees were overwhelmingly positive and
can be seen here.
in IT-assisted research
has the resources to help provide immediate and direct consultation
from experts in the area of IT-assisted research. The RCBN can help
identify the type of expertise you may require and who could provide
this. Alternatively, you may already have a good idea of the expertise
you require. In either case the RCBN can provide some of the resources
necessary to access and share such expertise. Please contact
the RCBN to discuss your particular requirements.
if you are able and willing to offer your expertise in IT-assisted research
to other researchers then please contact
the RCBN. We can cover many of the costs incurred from assisting
other researchers in using IT in their research.
Research Capacity journal
N (2002) Using computer-mediated communication in educational research,
Building Research Capacity,
N and Scourfield, J (2003) Setting up a research project web site, Building
Research Capacity, 6, pp.3-4
F and Hardman, F (2003) Investigating classroom interaction using computerised
observation, Building Research Capacity,
SdG Associates provide training and project consultancy on using software
for qualitative analysis.
CASS Question Bank
Question Bank is an ESRC funded resource aimed at the social science
research community, survey professionals and students and teachers of
social research methods.
The latest version of this integrated, one-stop software program will
help you to create the ideal questionnaire and explore and display your
findings with the minimum of time and effort.
Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software (CAQDAS)
CAQDAS aims to provide practical support, training and information in
the use of a range of software programs which have been designed to
assist qualitative data analysis. The project also provides various
platforms for debate concerning the methodological and epistemological
issues arising from the use of such software packages.
World Wide Web Virtual Library
The WWW Virtual Library is run by a loose confederation of volunteers,
who compile pages of key links for particular areas in which they are
ATLAS.ti is a powerful software package for the visual qualitative analysis
of large bodies of textual, graphical and audio or video data.
Software for Confidence Intervals (ESCI)
ESCI (Pronounced "esky") is a set of interactive simulations that
run under Microsoft Excel.
QSR International is the world leader in qualitative research software
solutions. QSR's software supports state-of-the-art data analysis, in
traditional and emerging methodologies, and the sharing of information
amongst individuals and teams. QSR products include NUD*IST and NVivo.
winMAX is a powerful yet easy-to-use tool for text analysis that can
be used for Grounded Theory oriented "code and retrieve" analysis as
well as for more sophisticated text analysis, enabling both qualitative
and quantitative procedures to be combined.
This Electronic Statistics Textbook offers training in the understanding
and application of statistics.
As the name implies, Reference Manager is software for managing references
and creating bibliographies. Further
details on the research applications of this software can be obtained
if you click here. A trial version can be down loaded from the Reference
Manager web site
Feedback on a Reference Manager Training course is available