About Us

Experience and Values 

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 since 1998. 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.

Karen I. Conger, Ph.D., the owner of DataSense LLC, enjoys the strategic and creative challenges of qualitative analysis using technology. Karen became one of the first independent research consultants for QSR software upon completion of her doctoral studies in which she utilized QSR NUDIST 3. She formed DataSense LLC in 1998 and has offered expert coding, online training, and consultation in all versions of NVivo software throughout this time. She recently became a USA distributor for leading hybrid software products from Provalis Research  (ProSuite; QDA Miner, WordStat, and SimStat) and intends to incorporate them into her coding services for large datasets.

Dr. Conger provides expert qualitative coding and consultation services for students, faculty, and professional researchers. Having served as qualitative methodologist, faculty member, and dissertation committee member at The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University in the Ph.D. program, she is cognizant of the variety of research designs within qualitative research methodology. This educational background and experience provides knowledge and respect for the rigor and ethical boundaries required in various doctoral programs. Many committee chairs and committee members refer their students to Dr. Conger and trust her integrity and professionalism.

Dr. Conger has also served as adjunct faculty at university level in mathematics and statistics, and credentialed secondary mathematics teacher in California.

Work experience includes curriculum development in the math education market, accounting, and financial brokerage (General Securities Representative Examination Series 7 licensing). Grant writing experience includes technology grants funded by General Electric and the State of California.

Dr. Conger believes qualitative researchers are social change agents and this belief is expressed through fine art paintings she creates in soft pastel, ink, and with digital pen. Please click the link Endangered Wildlife Paintings to see a few of her paintings and to find updated information about the protective support that is currently underway by wildlife conservation organizations. Her favorite charities supporting social change are shown at favorite causes

Dr. Conger finds many creative and innovative parallels between the qualitative, quantitative, and artistic worlds, each being enhanced by the other. Her education, experience, and interests add valuable interdisciplinary knowledge for qualitative research in multiple degree programs.

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Our Mission

Professional Support for Qualitative Researchers and Graduate Students in All Disciplines

DataSense LLC
Karen I. Conger, Ph.D., Owner


Educational Background
Ph.D. Education, Math - Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
MA Education, Curriculum and Instruction - California State University, Bakersfield
BSBA Finance, Management Science Option - University of Tennesee at 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.

Dr. Conger's teaching and university research experience includes serving as qualitative methodologist, faculty member, and dissertation committee member at The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University in the Ph.D. program.

Contact: kconger@datasense.org, 661-619-5288 (Pacific Time)

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United States

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