Computer assisted qualitative data analysis software

Computer assisted qualitative data analysis software

Computer Assisted/Aided Qualitative Data AnalysiS (CAQDAS) is the use of computer software to aid qualitative research such as transcription analysis, coding and text interpretation, recursive abstraction, content analysis, discourse analysis, grounded theory methodology, etc.



CAQDAS is used in psychology, marketing research, ethnography, and other social sciences. The CAQDAS Networking project[1] lists the following tools. A CAQDAS program should have:

  • Content searching tools
  • Coding tools
  • Linking tools
  • Mapping or networking tools
  • Query tools
  • Writing and annotation tools

Free / open source software for CAQDAS

Proprietary software for CAQDAS

  • A.nnotate
  • Aquad
  • Atlas.ti
  • NVivo
  • XSight
  • Qiqqa

Web-Based CAQDAS software

See also


  1. ^
  2. ^ Description of the QDA-feature of knowdoo

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