Resources

This page provides links to a range of additional resources to assist researchers using CAQDAS software to support qualitative data analysis processes. These pages were initially developed between 2008-2011 but were updated in 2019 to ensure their continued relevance.

Choosing an appropriate CAQDAS package

Information about CAQDAS packages designed to help researchers make informed choices between packages

Planning for CAQDAS use

Discussion about factors to consider when planning for the use of a CAQDAS package - project type, research design, methodology, analytic approach

Analytic tasks and CAQDAS tools

Discussion of two key areas CAQDAS users frequently ask for additional support with - moving on from initial coding, and combining and converting qualitative and quantitative data in CAQDAS packages, to aid mixed-methods analysis.  

Team-working using CAQDAS packages

Support when undertaking collaborative research using CAQDAS packages - the extra dimensions of project management and teamworking protocols: introducing consistency with flexibility

Software information 

Descriptions of latest software updates and versions for leading CAQDAS packages and other relevant information.

If you are aware of any software or resource relevant to the analysis of qualitative data which is not listed on these pages please let us know.

About these resources

The resources available here were developed as part of the Training and capacity building (TCB) programme during the Qualitative Innovations in CAQDAS (QUIC) project (2008-2011). We updated them in 2019 to ensure their continued relevance. 

The TCB strand of QUIC sought to develop new ways of supporting researchers at different stages of software use, in promoting the adoption of advanced analytic techniques and software tools, and in illustrating such innovations through an outreach seminar series, exemplar projects and web-based learning materials.

We combined empirical research and software training to develop a set of interactive web-based protocols for different practical and methodological purposes. Alongside the existing one-day training programme, we began running a new series of two-day training workshops in the use of leading qualitative software at which participants worked with their own data. A sample of participants from each workshop were invited to partake in a longitudinal project in which we tracked their use of software. Their experiences contributed to the design of the materials found here.