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Qualitative analysis

Qualitative analysis looks at behavior and these software packages often work with textual and other non-numneric data.

  • Aquad

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    Windows (all stations)

    Aquad is open source data analysis software used with open data in the social sciences and humanities.

  • Carrot2


    Carrot2 is an open source search results clustering engines for textual analysis and text clustering. (A similar service is available in the Artemis databases.)

  • Cassandre


    Windows and Mac (all stations)

    Cassandre is open source textual analysis software.

  • Compendium


    Windows and Mac (all stations)

    Compendium is open source concept-mapping software. Concept maps can show relationships between terms and concepts, and in the library research world are used to build complex search statements you would enter in library databases.

  • ELAN

  • FreeQDA


    Windows and Mac (all stations)

    FreeQDA is open source software for professional qualitative-research data analysis, such as interviews, manuscripts, journal articles, memos and field notes.

  • fsQCA


    Windows (all stations)

    fsQCA is QCA (Qualitative Comparative Analysis) software for the qualitative study of macro social phenomena.

  • GATE: General Architecture for Text Engineering


    Windows and Mac (all stations)

    GATE is open-source software used for textual analysis and natural language processing.

  • Kirq QCA


    Windows and Mac (all stations)

    Kirq is open-source software used for qualitative comparative analysis (QCA).

  • NVivo


    Windows and Mac (all stations)

    NVivo is popular commercial software used to  tag, organize, and analyze unstructured data, including Word documents, PDFs, audio files, database tables, spreadsheets, videos, pictures, and web data.

  • QDAMiner


    Windows (all stations)

    QDAMiner is used for the analysis of textual data such as interview and news transcripts, open-ended responses, etc. as well as for the analysis of still images

  • R and R Studio Desktop

        R and R studio

    Windows and Mac (all stations)

    R is a programming language used for statistical analysis.

  • RQDA


    Windows and Mac (all stations)

    RDQA is open-source software used to analyze textual data used with the R package.

  • TAMS Analyzer


    Mac (all stations)

    TAMS stands for Text Analysis Markup System. It is a convention for identifying themes in texts (web pages, interviews, field notes). It was designed for use in ethnographic and discourse research.

  • Tosmana


    Windows and Mac (all stations)

    Tosmana (Tool for Small-N Analysis is used to perform social science research on data sets with a small number of cases. The software is used to perform QCA (Qualitative Comparative Analysis) and mvQCA (Multi-Value QCA) calculations.

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  • Bruce Pencek
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