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Qualitative Research: Tools

Qualitative Research Analysis Tools

Several popular types of software for qualitative coding and analysis are listed below. To see others, go to computer-assisted qualitative data analysis software or qualitative data analysis software: free software


The student cost of each of these software packages is listed below:

Tutorials & Training

To learn more about these tools, go to:

Selecting a Qualitative Research Tool

Consider these factors when choosing a software for qualitative analysis:

  • Cost
  • Types of files supported (text, PDFs, media, etc.)
  • Ease of coding
  • Format of the output
  • Ability to work collaboratively, if necessary
  • Ability to integrate quantitative data for mixed methods analysis, if necessary

Transcription Tools

Some transcription services are listed below, most of which charge a fee. In addition, many qualitative research software providers also offer transcription services at an additional cost. If you are conducting interviews over Zoom, you can use the audio transcription feature that it provides.


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