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Software for Data Analysis

Find resources for learning to use popular data analysis software packages.

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QDA Software Guides and Tutorials

Choosing QDA Software

There is no single best software for analyzing qualitative data. The best software for you will depend on the types of data you have, how you plan to analyze them, and whether you are working independently or with collaborators. 

QDA Software Feature Comparison
  NVIVO Atlas.ti MAXQDA Dedoose Quirkos Taguette

permanent license

free to NU users via NUWorkspace

annual license

free to NU users via NUWorkspace

permanent license or subscription subscription permanent license or subscription  free 
Student Discount $99 one-year license $99 two-year license $95 two-year license $11/active month subscription $69 permanent license or $5/month subscription NA
Platforms macOS, Windows macOS, Windows, web app macOS, Windows macOS, Windows, Linux, chromebook macOS, Windows, Linux, or web app macOS, Windows, Linux, or web app

Content Types

  • text
  • images
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  • audio
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  • video
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  • spreadsheets
  • social media
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  • bibliographic metadata
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  • coding
  • querying
  • case classification
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  • annotating and memoing
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  • AI tools
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  • quantitative tools
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Collaboration Tools

  • cross-platform compatibility
  • cross-version compatibility
-- NA
  • intercoder reliability
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  • real-time collaboration
with additional purchase
but not all features are available in the cloud
with additional purchase
for subscribers
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