Quirkos Introductory Training Workshop

1-day Training Workshop

 
When?
Friday 13 October 2017, Registration from 9:45, start time 10:00 to 16:00
Where?
Department of Sociology, University of Surrey, Stag Hill Campus, Guildford, GU2 7XH
Open to:
Public, Staff, Students
Speaker:
Dr Christina Silver and Sarah Bulloch
Admission price:
Varies according to status
Admission information:
To book, and pay for a place using a credit/debit card, please use the on-line Store link.
Refreshments:

Tea and coffee is available during breaks but lunch is NOT provided.

Summary Description 

Quirkos supports the management and analysis of textual data and is designed to be easy to learn, visual

and affordable. It is available for Windows, Mac and Linux.

 

This one day workshop provides a comprehensive overview of Quirkos and an opportunity for

participants to practice tasks using their own data. The focus is on gaining confidence in setting up a

project efficiently, managing and organising data, exploring and conceptualising data and interrogating

and visualising data.

 

The course combines discussion, demonstration and hands-on work, including:

· Contextual discussions – developmental, methodological and analytical principles

· Software Overview –interface, architecture, tools

· Analytic Planning – ensuring analytic strategies drive the appropriate use of software tools

· Guided Instruction – step-by-step teaching in the operation of Quirkos and the use of tools for

analytic tasks

· Individual Support – time for participants to discuss their projects with the Tutors

 

Participants are encouraged to bring their own research materials to work with (this could include

transcribed primary data, literature files, reports pertinent to the project, etc.), although sample materials

can also be provided.

 

Please note: This is a Bring Your Own Laptop workshop – you will need to have installed the latest version

of Quirkos on your laptop before arriving at the workshop – the software can be downloaded from

https://www.quirkos.com/index.html

Course Contents 

· Principles of using Quirkos

· Data preparation, import and organisation

· Data exploration and familiarisation

· Coding strategies – including appropriate uses of auto-coding

· Use of writing and visualisation tools to reflect on data and processes

· Querying and outputting

 

Learning Outcomes

· Understand the structure of Quirkos and how it can be used throughout a research project.

· Navigate around the software and operate it to undertake analysis.

· Understand the importance of analytic planning in harnessing Quirkos tools powerfully.

· Set-up a Quirkos project to reflect initial research design and change structures as a research

project progresses.

· Identify Quirkos tools that can be used to fulfil specific analytic tasks.

· Know where to access relevant resources to support continued Quirkos use.

 

Tutor bio(s) 

Dr Christina Silver is the manager of the CAQDAS Networking Project and has been working with and

teaching a range of CAQDAS packages for many years. She is co-author with Ann Lewins of Using

software in qualitative research: a step-by-step guide, and The Five-Level QDA method, with Nicholas

Woolf.

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/sociology/people/christina_silver/

 

Dr Sarah Bulloch has been using and teaching CAQDAS packages for many years and is an

experienced researcher. She has undertaken quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research using

dedicated software and has worked in academic and applied settings.

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/sociology/people/sarah_bulloch/

 

Pre-requisites

This course assumes participants have a broad understanding of qualitative and/or mixed methods methodologies,

but assumes no prior knowledge about Quirkos.

 

Level

☐ Advanced (specialised prior knowledge)

☐ Intermediate (some prior knowledge)

☒ Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge)

 

Preparatory Reading 

Participants are requested to read the Quirkos review before attending this course - available from here:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/sociology/research/researchcentres/caqdas/files/Quirkos%20-

%20distinguishing%20features-July2015.pdf

This is a CAQDAS Networking Project event. 

To book a place visit the on-line store.

Government / commercial sector

£195

Educational  / Charitable sector

£150

Students

£110

Date:
Friday 13 October 2017
Time:

Registration from 9:45, start time 10:00 to 16:00


Where?
Department of Sociology, University of Surrey, Stag Hill Campus, Guildford, GU2 7XH
Open to:
Public, Staff, Students
Speaker:
Dr Christina Silver and Sarah Bulloch
Admission price:
Varies according to status
Admission information:
To book, and pay for a place using a credit/debit card, please use the on-line Store link.
Refreshments:

Tea and coffee is available during breaks but lunch is NOT provided.

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