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DataSense LLC has provided qualitative data analysis software training, coding and analysis services, and project consultation to hundreds of clients in a variety of disciplines. Clients include students and working professionals obtaining their doctoral degrees; university and community college faculty; and professional researchers of universities, major and mid-sized corporations, and private organizations. Clientele /Testimonials /Types of Qualitative Research

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Karen became one of the first independent research consultants for QSR software in 1996, upon completion of her doctoral studies in which she utilized QSR NUDIST 3. DataSense, LLC, was formed in 1998 with her daughter, Kaarstin.


Karen I. Conger, Ph.D.

Ph.D., Philosophy, Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
MA Education-Curriculum and Instruction, California State University, Bakersfield
BSBA Finance-Management Science Option, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Dissertation: A Content Analysis Study of Portable Assisted Study Sequence Mathematics Curricular Materials for Migrant Students using the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Standards

Recipient: Harold Hodgkinson Outstanding Dissertation Award. The Harold L. Hodgkinson Award is bestowed annually upon a Walden graduate whose dissertation is judged as meeting the highest university standards of academic excellence.

Having served as faculty member and on dissertation committees at The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University in the Ph.D. program, Karen is cognizant of research design and qualitative methodology. Her educational background and teaching experience provides knowledge and respect for the rigor required in various doctoral programs, and she provides expert consultation for students, faculty, and professional researchers.

Previous teaching experience includes adjunct faculty at university level in mathematics and statistics, and a CA credentialed mathematics teacher at the secondary level. Other experience includes writing for the educational market and several years in financial brokerage and accounting. Grant writing experience includes technology grants funded by General Electric and the State of California

Kaarstin Conger Regpala, MBA

MBA, California State University, Bakersfield
BS Mathematics, California State University, Bakersfield

Kaarstin joined DataSense, LLC, in 1998 when the company was formed. She is involved in all aspects of the company and is responsible for all transcribing and editing services. Prior experience includes CA credentialed mathematics teacher at the secondary level, environmental technician for a major corporation, and writing for the educational market.



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