Computers and Lab Equipment for data entry and analysis
The lab has three computer stations, two PCs and a Mac. Each station can accommodate two people at a time. A range of equipment will be available for transcription, video editing, and playback.
Software for data organization and analysis
Each computer has transcription and audio-video editing software to prepare data for analysis. Qualitative data analysis software is available for both training and analysis. All computers have NVivo, one PC will have Atlas.ti, and the Mac will have MaxQDA. Additional freeware and test software may be available for researchers to try as desired.
Researchers can access the lab during the day from 9am-5am and must check-in with the SSRC. Computer stations are available on a first come, first serve basis. Researchers will need to provide data storage for files (external hard drives, flash drives, etc.); data cannot be permanently stored on lab computers and storage devices should not be left in lab.
Each workstation has a list of installed software and attached equipment. Please consult the list to find what you're after. Then just log in with your university ID and passphrase as you would on any other campus computer. Each computer's desktop includes a folder with software manuals, instructions, and other resources. Please, do not unplug any devices attached to the computer or download additional software.
If a computer appears to be malfunctioning, please notify Cami Pritchett at the SSRC's front desk.
This lab is set up as a resource to be used independently by faculty and graduate student researchers. We provide limited training through the SSRC, but how you use the resources provided is up to you. That said, if you have specific questions about using lab software and equipment for your research, contact Dr. Graber at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Dell PC is the more powerful of the two PCs, located in the back corner of the lab. Further instructions and tips can be found at the lab.
The HP PC does not have the same capacity as the Dell PC. It is located toward the front of the lab. Further instructions and tips can be found at the lab.
The Mac has the latest software and high-powered graphics processor excellent for video editing. Further instructions and tips can be found at the lab.
Additional lab equipment can be used for playback or with computers.
- Blue Mic Snowflake Professional Desktop and Laptop USB Microphone
- WD My Passport Ultra WDBZFP0010BBK Hard drive - 1 TB - USB 3.0, 2.0 compatible
- Playback Station:
- Blu-Ray player
Field Research Equipment
A variety of audio and video recording equipment is available for field research. Researchers are encouraged to use the equipment for pre-research testing, determining what will be most useful for their research.
Equipment can be checked out through the SSRC during their operating hours. In order to check out equipment, you will need to provide your Campus ID card and submit a brief form. Equipment can be checked out for up to two weeks and must stay within the US. Researcher may need to provide additional recording media (tapes, memory cards, etc.), connective cables for use with non-lab equipment, and batteries while in the field.
Information about field equipment is provided here and manuals may be provide with equipment. As with lab equipment and software, field equipment is to be used independently by faculty and graduate student researchers. We provide limited training through the SSRC, but how youuse the resources provided is up to you. If you have specific questions about using field equipment for your research, contact Dr. Graber at email@example.com
The researcher will be responsible for equipment while it is checked out and must treat it with care. Please, repoort any damage to or loss of this equipment.
Audio Recording Equipment
The Qual Lab has a range of audio recorders from professional grade recorders useful for detailed linguistic analysis to smaller, user-friendly recorders useful for basic recording needs. Each recorder is checked out with minimun memory storage, though researchers may need to provided additional storage for larger files. Researchers may also need to provide batteries. See Microphones and Stabilizers lists for additional recording needs.
- Marantz PMD661 MKII Professional Portable Flash Field Recorder with Porta Brace AR-PMD661 Carrying Case
- Sony PCM-M10 Portable Audio Recorder with Carrying Case
- Tascam DR-40 4-Track Handheld Digital Audio Recorder with Strut STR-DR40WX Audio Carrying Case
- Sony ICD-PX440 Voice Recorder
- Olympus WS-821 Voice Recorder
- Rycote Mini Windjammer compatible with Marantz PMD661 and Sony PCM-M10
Video Recording Equipment
These professional-grade cameras can be used for documenting events, interviews, and other activities. Each camera is checked out with compatible memory storage, though researchers may need to provided additional storage for larger files. See Microphones and Stabilizers lists for additional video needs.
- Canon XA10 Professional Camcorder with 64GB Internal Flash Memory and Full Manual Control with battery pack and carrying case
- Sony HVR-V1U 3-CMOS 1080i Professional HDV Camcorder with 20x Optical Zoom with battery pack and carrying case
Qual Lab microphones can be used with Audio and Video recording equipment to direct and improve sound recordings.
- Azden WLX-PRO Camera Mountable VHF Wireless Lavalier System with WR-PRO Receiver and WLT-PRO Body Pack Transmitter
- Audio-Technica AT875 Short Condenser Shotgun Microphone for Video Applications
- Azden SGM-PDII On-Camera Short Shotgun Microphone for Video Camera Clamp Mounts
- Auray WSS-2012 Professional Windshield for Shotgun Microphones (12cm)
- A variety of connection cables
The Qual Lab has two Canon PowerShot G11 10MP Digital Camera with 5x Wide Angle Optical Stabilized Zoom and 2.8-inch articulating LCD with battery pack and carrying case. These cameras produce excellent photos for documenting research activites.
Tripods and Stabilizers
Tripods and stabilizers can be used with Qual Lab's other equipment to help researchers produce clear images and focused sound.
- Manfrotto 351MVB2 Aluminum Video Tripod Kit with 75mm Half Bowl and 3460 (503) Pro Head, Mid-Level Spreader, Rubber Shoes & Padded case - Supports 13.5 lb (6.1 kg)
- Manfrotto Fig Rig
- Revo SR-1000 Shoulder Support Rig
- Rode Micro 3-Section Boom Pole
- Canon 6195A006 Deluxe Tripod 300 (4)