The following software tools are highlighted in this guide and recommended for this course to analyze qualitative data.
For free trials or ASU access to the software, see the boxes below, which also include links to videos and manuals that will help you use the software packages to analyze your data.
ATLAS.ti is a qualitative research tool that can be used to code and analyze transcripts and field notes, manage data, create network diagrams, visual data, and build literature reviews. Visit this link to install a free trial.
Dedoose is a cross-platform app to analyze qualitative and mixed methods research including text, photos, audio, videos, and spreadsheet data. Visit this link to install a free, month-long trial.
HyperRESEARCH gives you access and control with keyword coding, mind-mapping tools and theory building, to name a few of its features.
MAXQDA supports various methodologies such as grounded theory, literature reviews, market research and qualitative content analysis. The software can help you collect, organize, analyze, visualize and publish your research data.
NVivo is a data analysis software package that can help you organize, code and manage your data. NVivo can help you analyze through visualization, memoing and reporting. While this is complex software tool, it is worth the effort for large research projects.
Quirkos is a visually oriented program for qualitative analysis of text-based data. The features are familiar like those found in Windows, Mac, Android, and Linux. Your work is automatically saved after each action. You can explore "small datasets" in depth.
RDQA is used to analysize qualitative data. The software is a R package product, which is free and openly licensed for use on Windows, Linux/Free BSD and Mac OSX platforms. RDQA was developed for ease of use to analyze textual data.