QDA Miner offers computer assisted coding allowing you to code documents quickly and reliably. QDA Miner offers not just one but seven text search and retrieval tools, allowing you to achieve more reliable coding in less time. Let’s look at some of these tools:
The Keyword Retrieval tool can search for hundreds of keywords and key phrases related to the same idea or concept, letting you locate all references to a single topic.
The Section Retrieval tool is ideal to automatically retrieve and tag sections of structured documents. For example, you can quickly attach codes in interview or focus group transcripts, or code a specific section in a collection of reports sharing the same structure.
The Query by Example tool can be trained to retrieve text segments having similar meaning to the examples you feed in. It will expand and refine its search based on the relevance of the feedback you provide.
The Cluster Extraction tool will group similar sentences or paragraphs into clusters and allow you to code these using a flexible drag-and-drop editor. It is very useful to quickly code large amounts of short text items such as open-ended responses, Twitter feeds and customer feedback. A real timesaver!
The Code Similarity search will retrieve all text segments similar to those that have already been coded, allowing you to identify sentences or phrases you may have missed. It may also be used to speed up the coding of partially coded projects. One may even search for items similar to codes defined in previously coded projects.
The Date and Location extraction tool is ideal to quickly locate and tag references to events or to geographic locations. One may then attach specific codes, geotags or time tags to the retrieved items.
These tools will help you code your projects faster and more effectively. To explore the complete array of features that QDA Miner offers to your qualitative data analysis please go to Qualitative Data Analysis Software.