I have a project in another software that I want to migrate. How do I do this?

Jose Gamez -

This article will explain how to migrate a project from another software into Dedoose.

1. Migrating from Atlas.ti

Here are the required steps for an Atlas.ti project.

1.1. Open the Tools menu.

1.2. Select 'Copy Bundle'

1.3. Select 'Create Bundle' and make sure that all documents are included in the bundle.

1.4. Click 'Create Bundle'

1.5. Save to a convenient location on your computer.

1.6. Gather all original source documents for the project in their original format.

1.7. Zip everything up

1.8. Send to support@dedoose.com along with a title for your new project and your username.

2. Migrating from NVivo

Here are the required steps for a NVivo project.

2.1. Create a new folder on your computer to hold all the exported data.

2.2. Create a folder in this called ExportedCodes and another one called Transcripts.

2.3. From NVivo you need to export each set of 'quotation' for each node into this 'ExportedCodes' folder specifying the .html format....MAKING SURE TO INCLUDE PARAGRAPH NUMBERS

2.4. Gather and copy all the original source documents/transcripts into the Transcripts folder created earlier.

2.5. Select both the folders, right click, click Sent To -> Compressed ARchive. This will create a zip file with the data compressed.

2.6. Send to support@dedoose.com along with a title for your new project and your username.

3. Migrating fron NVivo Mac

3.1. Create a new folder on your computer to hold all the exported data.

3.2. Create a folder in this called ExportedCodes and another one called Transcripts.

3.3. From NVivo you need to export each set of 'quotations' for each node into this 'ExportedCodes' folder specifying the text document format....MAKING SURE TO INCLUDE PARAGRAPH NUMBERS

3.4. Gather and copy all the original source documents/transcripts into the Transcripts folder created earlier.

3.5. Select both the folders, right click, click Sent To -> Compressed ARchive. This will create a zip file with the data compressed.

3.6. Send to support@dedoose.com along with a title for your new project and your username.

4. Migrating from MAXQDA

Here are the required steps for a MAXQDA project.

4.1. Create a new folder on your computer to store what we will need and you will be doing two exports from MAXQDA.

4.2. From the MAXQDA 'Project' menu, choose 'Export' -> 'Project Properties as Excel File' and save in the new folder you created.

4.3. Again from the MAXQDA 'Project' menu, choose 'Export' -> 'Project Properties as XML File' and save in the new folder you created.

4.4. Highlight Excel file and the sub-folder - likely with the title of your MAXQDA project on it - right click -> 'Send to' -> Compressed (zipped folder_

4.5. Select the folders, right click, and click 'Send To' -> 'Compressed Archive' to create a single zip file will all of the data compressed.

4.6. Send to support@dedoose.com along with a title for your new project and your username.

5. Migrating from HyperResearch

Here are the required steps for a HyperResearch project.

5.1. Make sure all cases and codes are filtered.

1. Cases Menu -> Filter Cases -> All Cases

2. Codes Menu -> Filter Codes -> All Codes

5.2. Go to the Reports Menu

5.3. Click 'New Report'

5.4. Select

1. ‘Text as Sources to Include

2. All Hyperlines (Case Name, Code Name, Code Type, Code Reference, Source Name)

3. Code Frequency

4. Source Material

5. Annotations

6. List of all Cases

7. List of all Codes

8. List of all Sources

5.5. Sort Report by Case Name

5.6. Choose Display on Multiple Pages for 'Pagination'

5.7. Click 'Export Text'

5.8. Send to support@dedoose.com along with a title for your new project and your username.

6. Survey to Dedoose Project Creation

Creating fully populated Dedoose projects from SurveyMonkey output is an increasingly popular service. The same procedures will work for any data stored in an Excel file which is a common export option for many data collection tools. Here's an overview and instructions on how to prepare data from survey responses and open-ended questions stored in an Excel file.

For the demographic and scale data the resulting Dedoose descriptor fields will be identical to what is specified in the column header and the valid values will be whatever data are located in the cells for each case.

For the qualitative data, each column with qualitative data is extracted and a document created for each participant containing all their text responses. The column headers for these data become codes and each response is excerpted and tagged with the appropriate code.

To make this process most efficient and the results most useful—and for our importer to work properly—here’s what is required/suggested:

1. Change all column headers to appropriate labels that make intuitive sense for a descriptor variable. For example, with a question like 'Please indicate your age group', you'll want to change the column header to 'Age Group.' Then if the data are represented numerically, e.g., 1=10-25, 2=26-40, 3+41-50, you'd want to change the 1s to '10-25 years' the 2s to '26-40 years and so on—this is a fairly straightforward process with Excel’s search-and-replace.

2. For all columns containing qualitative data you will want to change the header to whatever will be most informative as a code. For example, a header like 'Please describe your experiences with X,' might be shortened to 'X experiences.'

3. Save this file to your local computer.

4. Create a new project in Dedoose via your ‘Projects’ workspace.

5. Click the ‘Import Data’ button in the upper left panel in your new project’s home dashboard—the panel with the project summary data:

6. Select Import Spreadsheet.

7. Locate the Excel file with the project data and ‘Submit.’

Your new project will be all set and ready for more nuanced coding and data analysis.

7. Importing from Excel or other Quantitative Software

If you have already created excerpts in an Excel spreadsheet, our newest importer allows you to import directly into Dedoose.

Here are the required steps for an Excel spreadsheet.

7.1. Save the spreadsheet so that each row in the Excel file has the document name in the first column, a comma separates the list of codes in the second, and the Excerpt text is in the third.

7.2. Save the file in a folder on your computer that also contains all your source documents.

7.3. Select the folder, right click, and click 'Send To' -> 'Compressed Archive' to create a single zip file with all of the data compressed.

7.4. Send to support@dedoose.com along with a title for your new project and your username.

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