Christina Silver

University of Surrey

Christina Silver, PhD, is Research Fellow in the Department of Sociology at the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK where she leads the training and capacity-building activities of the CAQDAS Networking Project. The project provides information, advice and training in a range of software packages designed to facilitate the analysis of qualitative and mixed data. Christina also co-directs the department’s Day Courses in Social Research programme which provides qualitative and quantitative methods training, and is co-founder of Qualitative Data Analysis Services (QDAS) which provides customised consultancy services for individuals and groups engaged in data analysis. Christina’s particular interests relate to the relationship between technology and methodology and the teaching of computer-assisted analysis. She has experience in using many different CAQDAS packages (including ATLAS.ti, MAXQDA, NVivo, Transana and QDA Miner) for a range of project types, across academic disciplines, and in applied, government and commercial contexts. Christina is co-author of Using Software in Qualitative Research: A Step-by-Step Guide with Ann Lewins and The Five-Level QDA Method for harnessing CAQDAS packages powerfully with Nicholas Woolf and has just published three books on this pedagogy, one each for ATLAS.ti, MAXQDA and NVivo. Over the past 20 years Christina has trained and supported thousands of researchers around the world, focussing on harnessing CAQDAS powerfully, whatever the methodology.