QDA MINER LITE – free qualitative data analysis software

QDA Miner Lite
is a free and easy-to-use version of our popular computer assisted qualitative analysis software. It can be 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. It offers basic CAQDAS features such as:

  1. Importation of documents from plain text, RTF, HTML, PDF as well as data stored in Excel, MS Access, CSV, tab delimited text files,
  2. Importation from other qualitative coding software such as Altas.ti, HyperResearch, Etnograph, from transcription tools like Transana and Transcriber as well as from Reference Information System (.RIS) files.
  3. Intuitive coding using codes organized in a tree structure.
  4. Ability to add comments (or memos) to coded segments, cases or the whole project.
  5. Fast Boolean text search tool for retrieving and coding text segments.
  6. Code frequency analysis with bar chart, pie chart and tag clouds.
  7. Coding retrieval with Boolean (and, or , not) and proximity operators (includes, enclosed, near, before, after).
  8. Export tables to XLS, Tab Delimited, CSV formats, and Word format
  9. Export graphs to BMP, PNG, JPEG, WMF formats.
  10. Single-file (*.qdp) project format.
  11. Interface and help file in English, French and Spanish.

QDA Miner Lite

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QDA Miner Lite is a Windows application. Click here for information on ways to run it on a Mac OS computer.

Please note that you cannot import a QDA Miner Lite project into a QDA Miner Trial version. However, you can import a QDA Miner Lite project into a QDA Miner paid version.

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