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Computer-Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software (CAQDAS) — also sometimes simply called Qualitative Data Analysis Software (QDAS or QDA software) — searches, organizes, categorizes, and annotates textual and visual data. Programs of this type usually support theory-building through the visualization of relationships between data and/or theoretical constructs.

When, which, and how to use CAQDAS - A primer

A comparative review of the main CAQDAS packages



Programs that we have termed Quasi-CAQDAS are not written for social scientific analyses of textual data, but nevertheless emulate some CAQDAS functions, most notably data search and organization. Typically, these programs are considerably cheaper shareware or even freeware. In those CAQDAS tasks they do perform, they tend to be more versatile than genuine CAQDAS. Thus, even if you have access to CAQDAS, you might want to have a look at these applications.

Similar programs of very limited use for any data analyses

Defunct CAQDAS

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