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Qualitative Research

Campus Technology for Qualitative Research

Type of Resource Location Resource(s)
Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship

- Audio Recorder (USB or SD Card)
- Camera Tripod
- GoPro Hero Camera
- Microphone 
- Studio Lighting Kit
- Transcription Kit
- "UX" Kit

Audio-Visual Recording
Office of Information Technologies 

- Audio Recorder
- Microphone
- Video Camera (variety of types)

Qualitative Analysis
Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship
Campus Computer Lab Stations
- Atlas.ti
- NVIVO (campus license discontinued June 2021)
Optical Character Recognition
Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship

- ABBYY FineReader

Screen Capture
Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship - Camtasia

Instructions for Accessing ABBYY, Atlas.ti, and NVIVO

Data De-Identification Best Practices & Tools

The LDbase data repository has published a very useful data de-identification resource. Although the repository was developed to meet the data sharing needs of psychologists and educational researchers, the LDbase data de-identification best practices information is broadly applicable, and covers the following considerations:

  • Ensuring certain variables (e.g., name, date of birth, etc.) are not present in your data as you prepare to share it
  • Ensuring certain data types (e.g., photos, audio files of subject voices, DNA, brain images, etc.) are not included in your data as you prepare to share it
  • Calculating the ratio of sample size to population size for your dataset to identify potential re-identification concerns 
  • Verifying what your informed consent document outlines regarding the possibility of re-identification 
  • Checking combinations of variables that might create small numbers that may create a re-identification issue when combined
  • Ways to fix potential identification problems (*using R, SAS, SPSS)

*For campus assistance with R, SAS, or SPSS, please contact the Center for Social Science Research or the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship. If you're not sure where to start, please email, and we'll be happy to ensure you get connected to the right place!