The Department of Education has a site license for Qualtrics. Qualtrics is web-based survey tool, which you can use to conduct survey research, evaluations and other data collection activities. The license only covers staff and students in the Department of Education. It does not cover members of other Departments throughout the University.
To request a license please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, please see the Qualtrics website
You can find some guidance on how to use Qualtrics here
It is common practice to use Excel and Reference Management Software to manage systematic reviews.
The EPPI-Centre have created specific software for systematic reviewing which individuals can subscribe to (the cost is not prohibitive).
There is also free alternative: Rayyan http://rayyan.qcri.org/
Covidence is an alternative online software you can pay for: Covidence
You can install these software packages on your own computer for free via the IT Services website.
The University also subscribes to other software which may be useful for your research - you can find more information on those on the Data and Statistics for Social Sciences LibGuide.
[Currently inaccessible: The computers in Seminar Room J (Bruner Building) have SPSS (for quantitative data) and NVivo (for qualitative data) installed on them.
You can also access them in the Bodleian Social Science Library Data Area.]
The University does not offer specific transcription services or equipment, but we would like to gather advice and experience from you to share with other students. Please email us email@example.com. Here are some tips we've gathered so far:
Automated captions of recorded interviews, focus groups etc. Microsoft Stream and Panopto can create automated captions for you, but be aware these will take time to edit yourself to improve accuracy. We have heard that YouTube's automated captions are more accurate (and remember you can set privacy settings in YouTube to keep your recording from public view). The captions can be downloaded to edit into a transcript.
If you use an Apple Mac or have access to speech recognition software you could try listening to the recordings via headphones, pausing to repeat out loud. Is this any quicker than simply transcribing yourself? Let us know!
The UK Data Service is a great source of advice when it comes to managing research data - they currently do not recommend automation for transcribing audio interviews because the software is not great at recognising lots of different voices.
This software has been recommended to us
Let us know if you've tried any of these! firstname.lastname@example.org
You can install SPSS for free on your computer via the IT Services website self-registration page:https://register.it.ox.ac.uk/self/index log in with your SSO.
Select SPSS from the list
Choose the correct installer for the kind of computer (Windows, Mac, Linux)
To check if a Windows computer is 32- or 64-bit, follow instructions from here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/827218/how-to-determine-whether-a-computer-is-running-a-32-bit-version-or-64