CAQDAS with RQDA

The R package RQDA may be one alternative for qualitative researchers who do not have access to, or do not wish to use, proprietary CAQDAS software. RQDA allows the user to import text files, create codes and file categories and to visualise file categories with  sociograms.

It’s also possible to run the package from the command line and to export RQDA data to LaTeX.

Further information is available from:

  • the RQDA site;
  • the RQDA User Manual;
  • and Metin Caliskan’s excellent YouTube tutorials.

 

 

Research as activism

JustPublics@365 have produced some interesting skills guides for scholars who wish to build an audience for their work beyond academia. Example guides include a Social Media Toolkita report: Engaging Academics and Reimagining Scholarly Communication for the Public Good and thought provoking material on altmetrics.

The site is particularly interesting because of the collaborations which it encourages between scholars, activists and journalists in the pursuit of social justice.

So why not take a look at their resources here ?