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Available in the Scholarly Commons
You don't have to buy anything to get started using CAQDAS. The programs below are available for Illinois faculty, staff, students, and affiliates with a NetID to access on machines in the Scholarly Commons, Main Library, room 220.
Other Paid CAQDAS Software
Listed below are some of the more popular proprietary CAQDAS platforms. Keep an eye on the Illinois Webstore, who may offer Student or Faculty discounts at various times. The software providers themselves may offer discounts for students and other researchers.
Dedoose is a web based CAQDAS application. Features include intuitive user interface, visualizations of your data, tracking of data usage throughout project, as well as high level coding tree structure. Web based, not platform specific. Dedoose is one of the less expensive options, since you can subscribe monthly instead of paying an annual fee. Pricing information for Dedoose.
Features include text analysis, data management, import of variables and survey data, coding, memos, mixed-methods analysis, optimized for teamwork. PC and Mac. Pricing information for MAXQDA.
Features include text management, coding, text retrieval and coding analysis, multilingual interface, optimized for teamwork, easy to save output in variety of formats. PC only.