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DataSense LLC has provided qualitative data analysis software training, coding and analysis services, and project consultation to hundreds of clients in a variety of disciplines since 1998. Clients include students and working professionals obtaining their doctoral degrees; university and community college faculty; and professional researchers of universities, major and mid-sized corporations, and private organizations. Clientele /Testimonials /Types of Qualitative Research

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Karen I. Conger, Ph.D.


Ph.D., Philosophy, Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
MA Education-Curriculum and Instruction, California State University, Bakersfield
BSBA Finance-Management Science Option, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Dissertation: A Content Analysis Study of Portable Assisted Study Sequence Mathematics Curricular Materials for Migrant Students using the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Standards

Recipient: Harold Hodgkinson Outstanding Dissertation Award. The Harold L. Hodgkinson Award is bestowed annually upon a Walden graduate whose dissertation is judged as meeting the highest university standards of academic excellence.

Dr. Conger provides expert NVivo coding and consultation services for students, faculty, and professional researchers. Having served as qualitative methodologist, faculty member, and dissertation committee member at The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University in the Ph.D. program, she is cognizant of the variety of research designs within qualitative research methodology. This educational background and experience provides knowledge and respect for the rigor and ethical boundaries required in various doctoral programs. Committee approval has always been given and many committee chairs and committee members refer their students to Dr. Conger.

Dr. Conger enjoys the strategic and creative challenges of qualitative analysis using technology. She became one of the first independent research consultants for QSR software upon completion of her doctoral studies in which she utilized QSR NUDIST 3. She formed DataSense LLC in 1998 and has offered expert online training in NVivo software throughout this time.

Previous teaching experience includes adjunct faculty at university level in mathematics and statistics, and CA credentialed mathematics teacher at the secondary level. Other experience includes illustration, writing for the educational market, and working in financial brokerage and accounting. Grant writing experience includes technology grants funded by General Electric and the State of California.

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