Qualitative and mixed methods software with unparalleled computer-assisted coding, analysis, and report writing capabilities


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:

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

QDA Miner Lite - Freeware

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Apple OS X Special note for Apple Mac users: 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.