I have collected 30 interviews in qualitative form, and now, I need to analyse them. I wondered if anyone of you has used a software in the past that you could recommend to me regarding usability, comprehensibility of the analysis, visualisation and costs? It would be great.
Thanks in advance!!
Choosing a right software is dependent on various factors, such as, the budget of a scholar, and on the type of the study. There are many free and open source software, from which you can choose:
-QDA Miner Lite
Transana is one software which is specially designed for the analysis of qualitative data. It’s very flexible and helps the scholar in selecting the size of the units of analysis. It also supports the scholar in analysing the multiple simultaneous media files and transcripts.
I have used Atlas-Ti in my research and found that it is easy to use. If you have some knowledge of technology, then it is not at all difficult to use this software.
I would recommend you to choose Raven’s Eye. In this software, you can upload audio files which are then transcribed and analysed. You can also upload text files for analysis. Trust me; this is the most reliable and cost-effective approach I have found.
I am giving a list of the softwares, choose a software which is appropriate for your study:
(b) NVivo 10
(c) Mendeley (free).