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About Me

Karen I. Conger, Ph.D.

Making Sense of Your Data

Qualitative Research Consultant and NVivo Software Specialist


Dr. Karen I. Conger has been active in qualitative research work for 25+ years, including serving on doctoral level qualitative research committees and working with research directors at university and corporate levels. She knows and respects the scholarship and integrity required of upper level research. Karen receives many referrals from professors and research professionals as well as former clients because she respects and honors all academic work and does not overstep those important boundaries. 


Walden University - Ph.D. Education, Minneapolis, MN.

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. 

MA Education - Curriculum and Instruction, Magna Cum Laude, California State University, Bakersfield.

BSBA Finance - Management Science Option, With Honors, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.



QDA Sense LLC - Owner Consultant (2023-Present)

Independent Consultant (2021-2023)

DataSense LLC - Owner Consultant (1998-2020)


Dr. Conger formed DataSense LLC in 1998 and closed it on December 31 2020, to work part-time as an independent qualitative consultant starting in 2021. QDA Sense LLC was formed in September 2023 to better serve her current and future clients under a more formal structure. She is also Owner Consultant of the new company. Partial List Clientele and Testimonials 

Faculty (Qualitative, Methodologist)


Dr. Conger served several years after her graduation from Walden University as part-time remote faculty and dissertation committee member in multiple qualitative methodologies, in the Ph.D. Education Program at The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University, Minneapolis, MN. 

Artist (Traditional and Digital)

Sustaining Creativity and Promoting Qualitative Social Change


Snow Leopard - Silent
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