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Senior Research Fellow 

Christina Silver, PhD

Christina Silver, PhD is Associate Professor (Teaching) in the Department of Sociology at the University of Surrey, UK. She has been a researcher and methods trainer since the late 1990s, when she began working with the CAQDAS Networking Project (CNP) whilst doing her PhD. She now directs the Project, designing and delivering capacity-building activities, which includes raising awareness about digital tools for qualitative and mixed methods analysis. Christina also co-founded Qualitative Data Analysis Services (QDAS) through which she also provides training in qualitative methods and digital tools, and regularly posts on her methods and tools blog.  

Christina’s interests coalesce around the relationship between technology and methodology and the adoption of computer-assisted analysis. She has trained many thousands of students and researchers, undertaken numerous research projects and provided consultancy for hundreds of individuals and teams in academic, government, voluntary and commercial contexts. She co-authored ‘Using Software in Qualitative Research: A Step-by-Step Guide’ with Ann Lewins (Sage 2014) and developed the CAQDAS pedagogy, the Five-Level QDA method, with Nick Woolf (Routledge 2018).