Scholarship Resources

Click the links to the right for information on Scholarship opportunities and for the IRB application and CITI course link (required training modules for research involving human subjects).

Types of Studies and Resources for Each

Most research falls into one of three categories: Quantitative, Qualitative, or Mixed Methods.  Select from the accordion below to find out more about each research method and the resources (such as digital tools) that support that type of research. 

  • Qualitative Resources

    Choosing a research method

    See this resource on how to choose a research method.

    Qualitative Data Analysis Software (QDAS) programs

    All of the programs listed allow you to analyze text (or video) by placing chunks into “codes” which capture the main idea or thought. Then you can search for codes you have created, and can organize the codes in a hierarchy (for example, codes "I was happy" and "I was thrilled" can both be placed in a parent code called "elation").

    QDAS program

    Download or Web-based



    Collaboration option?

    Additional features



    Additional $600 for “automatic” transcription

    Additional $500


    Download or web

    $750 single educational user, or $20 a month

    Allows you to import an .srt file generated by Zoom, Teams, etc.

    Yes, if the extra users pay their monthly subscription.






    Works with SimSat for statistical analysis

    4.       Quirkos  cloud 


    Web-based or download

    $150 single educational user per year –




    5.       MaxQDA standard 




    Allows you to slow speech, rewind, transcribe


    Mixed methods

    Download as of 2020

    $15/month per user 


    Yes, if the extra users pay their monthly subscription.



    $500 single educational use

    Additional $100 for “automatic” transcription









    $300 single educational user

    $3 a minute




  • Quantitative Resources

    Resources for Quantitative analysis

    consider the R project



Gathering Sources

Once you have a topic in mind, you want to gather relevant literature - studies, theories, and practices - that has already been completed to inform your work.  There are several tools that help you do this quickly.

  • Library Database Search


    One- Search

    Download or Web-based


  • Google Scholar

    Google scholar is a great tool for quickly identifying relevant resources.  Check out this tutorial for several quick ways to refine your search and narrow the amount of sources for you to sort.

    Google Scholar Tutorial