Kristi Jackson MEd., PhD


Location training services can be provided:
USA (Denver and greater USA) and Online

Certified for:

  • NVivo 9, 10, 11 and 12 for Windows
  • NVivo for Mac

About Kristi:

Kristi is co-author of Sage Publication’s best-selling Qualitative Data Analysis with NVivo, serves clients in almost every state in the USA, and also works internationally. She founded Queri, a qualitative research consulting firm, in 2002. With over 25 years of experience in qualitative research design, data collection, analysis, reporting, and stakeholder relations, she is an expert in a diverse array of qualitative methodologies. She also has extensive experience in team research and evaluation research. As Chair of the Special Interest Group (SIG) on Digital Tools for Qualitative Research at the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, she continues to cultivate decades of collegial, international relationships with a wide range of stakeholders in the Qualitative Data Analysis Software (QDAS) community. Kristi’s theoretical frames tend to be sociological and her research interests include conceptualizations of qualitative research transparency and the constantly changing spaces where qualitative researchers and technologies meet. Full vitae available upon request.


Her publications include:

Note that “Paper presented” indicates that a full paper was developed and is available upon request.

  • Jackson, K. (in press). The discourses of otherizing and how they threaten our scholarship. In M. Giardina and N. Denzin (Eds.), Qualitative inquiry in neoliberal times. (Chapter 10).
  • Jackson, K. (in press). Where qualitative researchers and technologies meet: Lessons from Interactive Digital Art. Qualitative Inquiry (Special Issue on Digital Tools for Qualitative Research).
  • Davidson, J., Paulus, T.M. & Jackson, K. (In press). Speculating on the future of digital tools for qualitative research. Qualitative Inquiry (Anniversary Issue).
  • Paulus, T.M, Jackson, K., Davidson, J. (in press). Digital tools for qualitative research: Disruptions and entanglements. Qualitative Inquiry (Special Issue on Digital Tools for Qualitative Research).
  • Gilbert, L., Jackson, K., & di Gregorio, S. (2014). Tools for analyzing qualitative data: The history and relevance of qualitative data analysis software. In J.M. Spector, M. D. Merrill, J. Elen, and M. J. Bishop (Eds.), Handbook of research on educational communications and technology (pp 221-236). New York: Springer.
  • Jackson, K. (2014). Qualitative methods, transparency, and qualitative data analysis software: Toward an understanding of transparency in motion. Retrieved from ProQuest Digital Dissertations. (AAT 3621346).
  • Jackson, K. (2010). Reflection: The gift of error. The Vermont Connection, 31, 171-172.
  • Jackson, K. (2009). Communities of practice in education research: The isolated scholarship of researchers using software for qualitative data analysis and social network analysis. Paper presented at the Social Network Analysis Conference. Rockville, Maryland.
  • Kaczynski, D., Jackson, K., & Gilbert, L. (2008). Exploring the epistemology of qualitative evidence: New methods and new challenges in qualitative analysis. Paper presented at the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois.
  • Nathan, M., Jackson, K. (2006). Boolean logic and qualitative inquiry. Wisconsin Center for Education Research, Working Papers.
  • Jackson, K. (2006). Community-based qualitative research: Liberation or constraint? Paper presented at the Qualitative Interest Group Conference. Athens, Georgia.
  • Spickard-Prettyman, S. & Jackson, K. (2006). Ethics, technology and qualitative research: Thinking through the implications of new technologies. Paper presented at the Strategies in Qualitative Research Conference, Durham, England.
  • Jackson, K. (2003). Blending technology and methodology: A shift toward creative instruction of qualitative methods with NVivo. Qualitative Research Journal, Special Issue (96-110).
  • Jackson, K., Williams, K., Elliott, D. (1996). Program evaluation overview. Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence.