Visual Data Analysis: New Interpretive Contexts for Qualitative Research?
By Ana Isabel Rodrigues – Beja Polytechnic Institute The text that we present was constructed, essentially, with excerpts from the […]
Fábio Garcês de Freitas
Fábio Freitas holds a degree in Design and a Master’s Degree in Visual Arts Teaching in primary and secondary education, from the University of Aveiro. He is currently attending the doctoral program in Multimedia in Education at the University of Aveiro, with the project "Interaction Design at User Manuals: the case of research software in education," which has an emphasis on qualitative data analysis software webQDA. He is one of the researchers / trainers in webQDA software, on which he has developed and published some studies in co-authoring. Member of the Research Centre “Didactics and Technology in Teacher Education” (CIDTFF), his research areas include Interaction Design and Educational Technology.
Dayse Neri de Souza
Dayse Neri de Souza has a degree in Social Sciences from the Faculty of Philosophy of Recife FAFIRE / Federal University of Pernambuco UFPE (1989). Currently works as Invited Assistant Professor of the Department of Education, University of Aveiro (UA). She is a teacher of the course Research Methodology in Education, both in the Masters in Teaching and the Doctoral Program in Education, author of Software IARS® (Isabel Alarcão Research Software®) and trainer of the course Use of Software webQDA® for Qualitative Data Analysis. She is also a lecturer on these topics, particularly on qualitative and quantitative methodologies. She supervises students of Masters and PhD and has publications in her areas of expertise. Member of the Research Centre “Didactics and Technology in Teacher Education” (CIDTFF). Over the past four years, she has developed studies in the field of aging and informal caregivers of seniors and was a Project Coordinator of informal caregivers of seniors with funding from the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). Currently coordinates the project "Teaching Innovation in the Process of Supervising and Developing Research Projects", also with funding from the FCT.
Born in Aveiro in 1957, António Moreira holds a PhD from the University of Aveiro, where he develops teaching and research activities. With several books and articles published in Portugal and abroad, he coordinated the ICT Competence Centre of the University of Aveiro, the Digital Content Lab, which he founded, the Department of Education and Psychology at the same university, as well as the Specialization Courses and Master’s in Multimedia in Education. He also coordinated the Internet@eb1 and CBTIC@EB1 programs to the Aveiro district. With main activity in post-graduation studies, he supervised 64 Pre-Bologna Master’s Degree dissertations, 44 PhD theses and 3 postdocs. He is currently the Director of the Doctoral Program in Multimedia in Education and an elected member of the Scientific Council of the Doctoral School of the University of Aveiro. He has been Department Director, by nomination and appointment of the Rector, from 2010 to 2015. He founded the online journal Indagatio Didactica, from the Research Centre “Didactics and Technology in Teacher Education”, of which he was Chief Editor from its inception until 2010, currently being a member of the editorial board of this and other 12 international journals. His main research interests are in Cognitive Flexibility Hypertexts, Learning and Practice Communities, Random Access Education, Cognitive Architectures, Web 2.0 tools, PLE and Social Networks, and Digital Identities.
Francislê Neri De Souza
Francislê Neri de Souza has a post-doctoral degree in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) applied to Science Teaching (2008). He is a Doctor of Education in Science (2006) with emphasis in Education in Chemistry, has a master’s in Computational Quantum Chemistry (1998) and a Degree in Chemistry (1995). He currently works as a researcher at the University of Aveiro - Portugal, where he also supervises students of master's and doctorate degrees in their field of specialization. He lectures on these topics, particularly on qualitative and quantitative methodology with the use of software, and is one of the authors of WebQDA qualitative data analysis software and other programs and resources. He is also the author of articles, books and book chapters in the field of active learning, questioning, Education in Chemistry and ICT.
António Pedro Costa
António Pedro Costa holds a PhD in Multimedia in Education from the University of Aveiro and currently attends the post-doctorate at the same institution, with the project "Implementation and Evaluation of Instruments for Qualitative Analysis in Research". He also collaborates with the Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science Laboratory (LIACC) at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto. He collaborates with Ludomedia as a co-author of educational resources for children. At the same time, he is an Assistant Professor of ISLA (Polytechnic Institute of Management and Technology) and the Lusophone University of Porto where he teaches the Curricular Unit Research Methodologies of master and doctoral courses. António Pedro Costa is one of the researchers / authors of the qualitative data analysis software webQDA (www.webqda.net). In this area, he has published and co-authored several articles in congresses, national and international journals and book chapters. He is the Coordinator of the Ibero-American Congress on Qualitative Research and the International Symposium on Qualitative Research (www.ciaiq.org), as well as a member of the working group 1: "Theory, analysis and models of peer review" of the COST action "New Frontiers of Peer Review" (www.peere.org). His research areas include Qualitative Research and Mixed Methods, Human Machine Interaction and Development of Educational Resources with an emphasis on software.
Jaime Ribeiro is PhD and specialized in Multimedia in Education by the University of Aveiro and graduated in Occupational Therapy. He is an Invited Adjunct Professor of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria. Is a lecturer and trainer in the field of Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation, Special Education, Assistive Tecnhologies and Applied Research. Integrates the Research Centre “Didactics and Technology in Education of Trainers” (CIDTFF) of the University of Aveiro, the Health Research Unit (UIS) and Inclusion and Accessibility in Action Research Unit (iACT) of Polytechnic Institute of Leiria. His research focuses on health, occupational therapy, rehabilitation, function / disability, training teachers in the use of ICT in Education of Students with Special Educational Needs, assistive technologies, use of technology in teaching and learning processes. Integrates jury panels for the title of specialist, master's and doctoral exams related to occupational therapy, ageing, Assistive products and Special Education Technologies. Is advisor/supervisor of academic work (bachelor, master, doctorate) in the areas of occupational therapy, ageing, Assistive Technology, Health Professionals Training and Special Education. Has expertise i qualitative research. He is the author of publications and presentations on ICT, ICT in Special Education, Digital Educational Resources, teacher training, health, ageing, occupational therapy, ergonomics, accessibility and usability.
Isabel Pinho has a PhD in Management from University of Aveiro, Portugal and Post-doctorate in Higher Education from Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Expert in Knowledge Management , Data Management and Research Evaluation. Has a MSc in Information Management and a MSc in Public Management from University of Aveiro, Portugal.
Micro I/O is an innovation company in the electronics area, specialized in the creation of custom-made integrated software and hardware solutions. Present in more than 500 institutions, with about 1.5 million daily users of its systems, Micro I/O is a solid and experienced player in its sector, thus becoming a privileged partner of webQDA, a software for qualitative data analysis. Micro I/O has a strong background of implementation in the education sector, with hundreds of schools in Portugal, Brazil and Angola, therefore the development, maintenance and marketing of webQDA software was presented as a natural evolution that complements the Unicard, an existing solution in the company. Project Manager Carlos Franco Programming Paulo Rocha, José Paulo, Marco Pereira, Pedro Marquinhos e Ricardo Tavares Design Tânia Santos
For the translation of webQDA to Spanish, an agreement was reached with the CIBERDID@CT research group at the University of Extremadura (Spain), which involved, as contributors and translators of the Spanish version, the following members: Ricardo Luengo González Doctor in Mathematics and University Professor (CU) in the area of Didactics of Mathematics at the University of Extremadura (UEX) - Spain. Has been Head of Research Division of ICE, Director of the Innovation and Evaluation Unit, Director of the Secretariat of New Technologies and Vice Chancellor of Educational Innovation and New Technologies of UEX. He is currently the Director of the Department of Didactics of Experimental Sciences and Mathematics. Has forty-three years of experience at the University. Luis M. Casas García Professor and Doctor of Psycho-Pedagogy, has worked the last 27 years in Primary Education and is currently a professor in the Department of Didactics of Experimental Sciences and Mathematics of the Faculty of Education at the University of Extremadura - Spain. José Luís Torres Carvalho Doctor of Education Sciences from the University of Extremadura - Spain. Professor of Primary Education at Agrupamento de Escolas No. 1 de Elvas and associate professor of the Department of Didactics of Experimental Sciences and Mathematics of the Faculty of Education at the University of Extremadura. Was an invited assistant professor of the Department of Pedagogy and Education at the University of Évora - Portugal and professor in their ICT Competence Center.