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. 


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.  


For anyone looking for advice on how best to design and implement a large-scale project using research software, Christina Silver is outstanding in the field. Her advice on our large and complex research project was methodologically sophisticated, and practical and strategic. Christina’s workshops and consultations were invaluable for developing and implementing our challenging large scale project, and I unreservedly recommend her.
Kirsten Campbell BA(Hons), LLB(Hons), BLitt, DPhil, PhD, Barrister and Solicitor
Principle Investigator, Gender of Justice Research Project, Goldsmiths University of London