Filtering in the Data Sets Workspace

Defining Filters and Creating Datasets

Dedoose has several data filtering options available to help you explore specific aspects of your project and in complex ways. You can filter in the Data Sets workspace by:

 

Filtering by Media

Filtering by Media allows you to choose which pieces of qualitative data you want active in your project. 

  1. Go to the Data Sets workspace to open the Data Selector window 
  2. Choose the Media tab within the Data Selector window
  3. You can select the “Deactivate all” button to clear all Media from the project, or click on pieces of media in the list to deactivate select pieces of media.
  4. Use can also use the filters panel to quickly find media based on your descriptor categories, users, etc.
  5. If you used the filtering panel to filter for desired media, select “Activate all” to add those media to the active dataset.
  6. You can now navigate elsewhere in Dedoose with the dataset active. You can also select the “Save Current Set” button via the Current Data Set panel to quickly access the dataset in the future.

Reminder: If you want to filter by media and their associated descriptors, this is a two-step process in which you will filter by both media and descriptors. The video at the beginning of the guide demonstrates this process.

 

Filtering by Descriptors

To set up a filter based on Descriptors (demographic, categorical, and/or quantitative data):

  1. Go to the Data Sets workspace to open the Data Selector window 
  2. Choose the Descriptors tab within the Data Selector window
  3. Select the “Deactivate all” button to clear all Descriptor profiles from the project.
  4. Use the filters panel to find descriptors quickly and select the box next to the descriptors you want included in the dataset.
  5. After filtering for desired descriptors, select “Activate all” to add those descriptors to the dataset.
  6. You can now navigate elsewhere in Dedoose with the dataset active. You can also select the “Save Current Set” button via the Current Data Set panel to quickly access the dataset in the future.

 

Note: You can also select and/or deselect data by clicking on the descriptor profiles you would like to exclude/include.

 

Filtering by Users

To exclude other users' work from your view and/or create a filter based on users:

  1. Go to the Data Sets workspace

  2. Choose the Users tab within the Data Selector window

  3. Select the users you would like to deactivate/filter out from your view.

  4. You can now navigate elsewhere in Dedoose with the dataset active. You can also select the “Save Current Set” button via the Current Data Set panel to quickly access the dataset in the future.

 

Filtering by Codes

To create a dataset/filter based on a subset of codes:

  1. Go to the Data Sets workspace
  2. Choose the Codes tab within the Data Selector window
  3. Select the boxes next to the codes you would like to deactivate/filter out from your view. Alternatively, you can select the “Filter none” button and then choose which codes you would like included in the active set.
  4. You can now navigate elsewhere in Dedoose with the dataset active. You can also select the “Save Current Set” button via the Current Data Set panel to quickly access the dataset in the future.

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