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What is Qualitative Analysis? Top Tools For Qualitative Analysis


Qualitative analysis is a study of intangible terms rather than mathematical terms. In simple, Quantitative Analysis deals with the numbers and the Qualitative Analysis deals with the qualities. This analysis includes personal interviews, phone interviews, company’s brand management, client’s gratification, customer satisfaction etc. Mutually both the analysis is primarily used to observe the organization’s operations and the effectiveness for its better. It is also used for the researcher to examine the collected data relevant to their field and these tools are helping them to advance their research and to have operative results.


Top 3 Paid Qualitative Analysis Tools

NVivo: This is popularly used qualitative analysis software because of its fair easy, and spontaneity for regular usage. NVivo has a wide variety feature like integrating option with social media (Evernote, EndNote, and OneNote etc.). And Even literature review can be made with software. It gives first 10 days of usage as Free (trial pack) and after that, you need to pay more than $700 for a Full License which includes the online training course also.


ATLAS.ti: Atlas.ti is another popularly known software tool for qualitative analysis. It permits you to work on many documents at the same time and link them. It has many options for presenting the data in a visual format. It also permits you to use geo-data and import data from online surveys. It costs more than $99 for a Student License for two years and it is comparatively cheap when compared to the Commercial License.


Dedoose: The main advantage of Dedoose is its accessibility. It is convenient to use and similar like NVivo, besides it allows you to share and pool resources in a more secure way. For the first three month, it provides a free trial pack and then it charges $12.95 per month for a single user.


Top 3 Free Qualitative Analysis Tools

Weft QDA: It is easy, simple user-interface software for analyzing the transcript data such as interviews, field notes, and other documents. This software can import text from PDF and other word files. It arranges in a tree structure. Coding data is easy and can be accessed through multiple documents. Boolean functions can also be used while coding, for fast retrieval of codes.


Wordaizer: The important favorable advantage of using Wordaizer is, it provides all the features similar to NVivo but it’s a free software and also the setup file is too small in size (8.5 MB) when compared to NVivo. It has the potential to create, adjust, shape, print, and save every available word cloud. It disguises to create your individual word cloud shape. Your mask shape acts as an outline of your word cloud and it can be made on any size and result will be on the bitmap picture, which you can either print or save (wordlet or emf file format).


TAMS Analyzer: TAMS means Text Analysis Markup System. It can identify themes in texts from web pages, conferences, and field notes. It was mainly designed to use for discourse and ethnographic research. It allows the user for extracting, analyzing, and saving the coded information. TAMS Analyzer is open source. Few version of this tool provides advanced support for the transcription of data while working with sound files.


If you need to save your money then you should plan according, first collect all the required information for the analysis then you can work on the paid software’s trial edition for best satisfactory results. If you have planned to fragment your analysis work then it is advisable to use Wordaizer. For commercial purpose, they are recommended to practice the paid Licensed version of their desired software.


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