The Social Science Research Commons offers a range of support services for researchers using qualitative research methods, alone or in combination with other research methods.
SSRC Resources for Qualitative and Mixed-Methods Research
Qualitative Methods Consulting
The SSRC offers consulting in qualitative research methods and the use of computer-assisted qualitative data analysis software on a walk-in basis and by appointment. To make an appointment, contact Emily Meanwell.
Qualitative Data Analysis Lab
The Qualitative Data Analysis Lab was founded in 2014 by Dr. Kathryn Graber, assistant professor of Anthropology and Central Eurasian Studies, and is supported administratively by the Social Science Research Commons. The Qual Lab provides 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. The lab's checkout system allows faculty and graduate students to take out recording equipment for research or training purposes for up to two weeks within the U.S. The lab also includes three PC and Mac workstations with dual monitors, headphones, and scratch disks ideal for editing; a playback station for disks, tapes, and other “legacy” media; and space to analyze data individually or with a small group. SSRC staff provide access to the Qual Lab and check out equipment during usual business hours. For more information, visit the Qual Lab home page.
Qualitative Data Analysis Software at IU
UITS' Research Analytics provides discounted access to NVivo for IU researchers. Current information on pricing is available on the Knowledge Base.
The Qualitative Data Analysis Lab provides access to NVivo, Atlas.ti, and MaxQDA (PC and Mac versions).
The Social Science Research Commons Grand Hall computers are equipped with a limited, free demonstration version of Atlas.ti (version 7).