At Thesis Editor our statisticians have doctoral-level experience with a wide range of qualitative methodology techniques including case studies, focus groups, interviews, phenomenology, ethnography, storytelling, and participant observations. Our statisticians also conduct phone consultations to help clients identify the qualitative technique best suited to individual research questions and framework.
Analyzing qualitative data is very time consuming. Let our qualitative experts do it for you!
Dr. Adrienne Dougherty
VP Statistics and Data Analysis
Data protocol/ Instrument Development
Researchers often use focus groups or conduct interviews for their thesis, which require the development of a sequence of questions that follow the logic of your research questions, are non-intrusive to participants, and can be carried out efficiently and successfully. Our methodologists ensure our clients are sufficiently prepared for interviews and focus groups, and asking the types of questions that will most effectively address their research questions.
All qualitative data requires coding to prepare it for meaningful analysis. Our statisticians help researchers develop a coding scheme from their data to generate variables that can be used in descriptive and inferential analysis.
A coding scheme can be developed in consultation with the data (inductive approach), or arrived at through the theoretical/conceptual framework adopted for the research study (deductive approach). In most cases, a mix of these approaches is used to arrive at a customized coding scheme specific to your data set and research questions.
Analysis of qualitative data may take the form of extracting relevant quotes, to creating a cross tabulation matrix to explore code associations. Our statistician’s help researchers choose the most relevant method of qualitative analysis, based on the individuals’ research questions and data.
Our consultant will review your data (interviews, notes, surveys, transcripts) and develop a plan of action detailing the recommended next steps to get you moving forward with your qualitative analysis, along with a price quote. Please contact us to receive more information about our qualitative analysis services.