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Qualitative Data Analysis Software/NVivo

QDA Software: Intro

Qualitative Data Analysis (QDA) is more easily performed with the aid of software. There are a few options to choose from. The University of Saint Thomas Libraries currently supports a few QDA software platforms including NVivoTaguette, and Dedoose. Feel free to use any QDA software that meets your needs

QDA software supports qualitative and mixed methods analysis of textual and audiovisual data sources. You can use it to:

  • Organize and code multiple data sources into one main file.
  • Assign attributes to data and contrast them.
  • Interpret, query, and visualize data.

Most University of Saint Thomas Libraries choose to use NVivo or Taguette.  Use comparison charts in this guide to discover which of the many available options are right for you and your research.

QDA Software

Compare Qualitative Data Analysis (QDA) software programs to see which works best for your project needs: 

  NVivo ATLAS.ti Dedoose MAXQDA Taguette
Company QSR International ATLAS.ti Dedoose MAXQDA Open Source
Academic Pricing $700 PC | $600 Mac $60/per month $17.95/active month $520 Free
Student Pricing $118 PC | $118 Mac for 12-months $12/per month $12.95/active month $95 for 24-months | $47 for 1 semester Free
Trial Info 14 days No expiration date, but limited size of project. Click for details 1st month free 14 days Step by Step "Getting Started" instructions
Notes     Web-based   Web-based