Our ethos 

At QDAS we have a clear ethos that underlies everything we do. 

Impartial advice

We have known the developers of all the leading CAQDAS packages for many years and work closely with them. However, we have no commercial ties with any software developer or vendor - we operate completely independently. 

This is intentional and very important to us, and it means you get impartial, objective advice and services that are right for you, never influenced by any commission-based relationship. 

Tailored services

We are driven by a desire to enable appropriate use of CAQDAS packages in individual contexts. This means that we take the time to understand your methodological and practical needs and we tailor our services accordingly. 

We do not promote any software or analytic strategy over others, but advise clients according to their needs. You are the expert in the specifics of your project, but it is our breadth and depth of experience and knowledge that means we can best facilitate and guide your work. 

Researcher-teachers

We are all active researchers, as well as teachers – working on a range of projects and utilising the knowledge and understanding that we have gained. We believe it is essential to be actively involved in research in order to be able to teach, consult and coach appropriately.

We have different backgrounds and methodological skills, and we share our expertise to ensure that our clients and students receive the best possible service.  

Testimonials

We have had a working professional relationship with QDAS for almost ten years. Firstly at a “hands on” multi-day tutorial on the use of the software to support qualitative study methodology. The ability to work competently with groups as well as individuals was outstanding. Since then we have maintained a professional consultive relationship through the analysis of two research studies. We applaud their willingness to answer the same questions more than once, to meet you where you’re at in your project, and uncanny talent to tailor advice to particular situations and needs. We have begun data collection for our third study and are quite comfortable knowing that QDAS will be our “go-to” expert to fully utilize qualitative software to support our analysis. As experienced nurse educators, teaching/learning is our core business. We recognize the characteristics of individuals who engage effortlessly in the art of teaching to support active learning. QDAS provides those people.
Joan Riley, Professor Emeritus of Nursing
Emmanuel College, Boston