Quirkos is software for the analysis of qualitative text data. It provides a visual interface to code, analyse and explore unstructured text data. It is used by qualitative researchers make connections and understand data from surveys, interviews, focus groups, literature and policy.
f4analyse is a tool for coding, annotating and analysing text-based qualitative research. Features include writing memos; coding contents; displaying, comparing and filtering quotations; developing a hierarchical code system; distributing code frequencies; and exporting results to Word, Excel & MAXQDA.
MAXQDA is desktop software for qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods data analysis. Tools enable the analysis of interviews, reports, tables, online surveys, focus groups, videos, audio files, literature, images and other inputs. Other features include organisation and categorisation of unstructured data; search and retrieval of information; testing theories; and creating visualisations and reports.
QDA Miner is qualitative data analysis software for coding, annotating, retrieving and analyzing small and large collections of documents and images. It can be used to analyze interview or focus group transcripts, images, and other types of document. It integrates with SimStat, a statistical data analysis tool, and WordStat, a quantitative content analysis and text mining module, for analyzing text and relating its content to structured information including numerical and categorical data.
ATLAS.ti is desktop software for qualitative analysis of textual, graphical, audio and video data.
The tool supports all major formats of text, with fully automated searches across documents, auto-coding, and semantic meaning extraction. Most graphic, audio and video formats are also supported. Exploratory analysis tools include word clouds, word frequency tables and drag and drop text coding; visualisations include a digital mind map.
NVivo is desktop software for qualitative and mixed-methods data analysis. Features include data storage and organisation (both quantifiable demographic information and qualitative open-ended questions and interviews); categorisation and analysis (automatic sorting of sentiment, themes and attributes, and data exchange with SPSS for statistical analysis) and visualiation and discovery (cross-tabulations for mixed methods data, brainstorming and mapping of ideas).
Altiar is an ‘insight hub’ software platform for managing and distributing research content. Features include ‘Discover’ (full content search within documents, tag summaries and related document views); ‘Transform’ (custom design and categorization, dynamic content pages for different groups of users, automated imports and feed aggregation); ‘Manage’ (versioning tools and granular user permissions, usage statistics and auditing, enterprise controls); and ‘Integrate’ (Single Sign On, compliance & governance tools).