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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Qualitative Data Analysis: Planning Qual Data Analysis

Resources on conducting qualitative data analysis

Current semester workshops

Spring 2022 Schedule

Workshop: Planning Qualitative Data Analysis 

Workshop Description 

There are many tools and strategies for qualitative data analysis, but which approach you take depends on your research question and methodology. In this interactive workshop, we'll talk though the specifics of your research project to identify strategies and tools for qualitative analysis that that will move you towards your research goals. 

Learning Outcomes 

By the end of the workshop, we expect you'll be able to: 

  • analyze your research project to articulate your goals for your qualitative data analysis 
  • use your goals and methodological approach to identify relevant qualitative data analysis strategies 
  • decide what qualitative data analysis (including CAQDAS software) are needed for your research plan.

Spring 2022 Schedule

Workshop Recording

Fall 2021 - Planning QDA Workshop Slides

Workshop Slides: Preparing for Qualitative Data Analysis

QDA Factors to Consider

The embedded Google Sheet below lists a number of factors you might consider as you decide which QDA software to choose for your project. 

You may find it easier to read if you view this document online on Google Sheets

Last updated: January 2020 by Jessica Hagman and Dani Carmack. 

Inspired by the NYU Libraries QDA Comparison Chart


Workshop Slides