The Qualitative Data Analysis Lab is a space in which faculty and graduate students of IU Bloomington can try out and gain training on a range of research equipment, including audio and video equipment for field recording, transcription pedals and software, sound and video editing software, and qualitative data analysis software. Our equipment checkout system allows faculty and graduate students to borrow recording and other data collection equipment for research or training purposes.
About the Qual Lab
The Qual Lab was founded in Fall 2014 by Dr. Kathryn Graber, assistant professor of Anthropology and Central Eurasian Studies. As a linguistic and sociocultural anthropologist, Dr. Graber conducts multilingual, media-rich fieldwork in Russia and Mongolia, so the Qual Lab reflects the needs of field-based qualitative researchers, with an emphasis on portability and audio quality. The lab has been generously supported by the College of Arts & Sciences, the Department of Anthropology, the former Department of Communication and Culture, and the Social Science Research Commons (SSRC), and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR) Research Equipment Fund.