In this workshop, we’ll discuss free tools that are available for conducting qualitative data analysis, with a focus on Taguette and spreadsheet tools.
This workshop does not assume any previous knowledge of Taguette or other QDA software, but does expect that you know how to work with data in spreadsheet format.
By the end of the workshop, we expect that you’ll be able to:
|License||Devices/access||Data capabilities||Analysis capabilities||Collaborative analysis options||Help/how-to||Other notes|
PC, Mac, Linux devices
Or, via web browser for projects stored on Taguette or own server
Import: text files (.pdf, .docx, .txt, .odt, .md, or .html) and codebook (.qdc)
Export: codebook (.qdc)
Export: coded data (.docx, .html, .html, .pdf)
View and export coded data for single documents or for each tag.
Project stored on a server can be shared with other account holders.
Multiple access options are available, from full permission to view only.
|Taguette is the easiest of these tools to get started with and is great for projects using just text data.|
|CATMA||open source||web browser access only||
Import: text files
Export: annotations (TEI-XML), queries (.csv)
Text annotation (coding).
Quieries used for viewing data for each code as well as complex text search results.
Text search query results can be automatically coded.
Projects can be shared with other account holders.
|QDA MinerLite||free to use||Windows devices only||
Import: Text (MS Word, .rtf, plain text, .html)
Import: tables (MS Excel and Access, tab-delimited)
Import: images (.bmp, .jpg, .png, .emf)
Export tables in QDA Miner to Excel format.
Export: project documents to RTF and plain text
Coding frequency reports
|None||A limited-features version of the full QDA Miner software, but has sufficient features for some projects.|
|open source||Windows, Mac and Linux devices||
Import: text (plain text, .docx, epub, .md, .odt, and .pdf)
Import: survey (.csv or .xlsx)
Import: image (.jpg, .jpeg, and .png)
Import: video (.mov, .mp4, .wmv) and audio (.wav, .mp3)
Data coding, automatic (based on word search)
Coding comparison (multiple researchers)
|Working from the same file, coder name can be changed for comparison report||Installation may be a challenge, but this open source tool offers a wider range of features than other open source or free options.|
|QCAmap||free to use||
web browser access only
|Import: text only||
Data coding, manual
Facilitation of Qualitative Content Analysis method
Coder agreement comparison
|Projects can be shared with other account holders.||via email||Intended for use with the Qualitative Content Analysis methodology (Mayring, 2000)|