QDA Miner by Provalis Research

QDA Miner Lite

Free qualitative data analysis software

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QDA Miner Lite is a free and easy-to-use version of Provalis Research's computer-assisted qualitative analysis software, QDA Miner

It can be used for the analysis of textual data such as interview and news transcripts, open-ended responses, etc. as well as for the analysis of still images.

Features of QDA Miner Lite?

Basic computer assisted qualitative data analysis software (CAQDAS) features such as:

  • Importation of documents from plain text, RTF, HTML, PDF as well as data stored in Excel, MS Access, CSV, tab-delimited text files
  • Importation from other qualitative coding software such as Altas.ti, HyperResearch, Ethnograph, from transcription tools like Transana and Transcriber as well as from Reference Information System (.RIS) files.
  • Intuitive coding using codes organized in a tree structure.
  • Ability to add comments (or memos) to coded segments, cases, or the whole project.
  • Fast Boolean text search tool for retrieving and coding text segments.
  • Code frequency analysis with bar chart, pie chart, and tag clouds.
  • Coding retrieval with Boolean (and, or, not) and proximity operators (includes, enclosed, near, before, after).
  • Export tables to XLS, Tab Delimited, CSV formats, and Word format.
  • Export graphs to BMP, PNG, JPEG, WMF formats.
  • Single-file (*.qdp) project format.
  • Interface and help file in English, French, and Spanish.
  • Runs on Windows.

Comparison of QDA Miner Lite to QDA Miner


QDA Miner Lite v2.0

QDA Miner v5.0

Importing documents
      MS Word, RTF, Plain txt, HTML
      Excel, MS Access, tab-delimited
      Image files (bmp, jpg, png, emf)
      Web Survey Platform
      Reference Management Tools
      Email sources
      Social media
      Monitoring of social media
      Importation from ODBC databases
      Importation of Powerpoint
      Nvivo to QDA Miner conversion tool
      Extraction of JPEG Metadata
Exporting documents
      Export tables to text, MS Word, Excel, CSV, TAB, SPSS, Stata, XML, or HTML
      Export charts to image files (PNG, BMP, JPG, WMF)
      Export project to XLS, XML, dBase, etc.
      Export code statistics to Excel, SPSS, CSV, TAB delimited or XML
      Export coded segments to a new project
      Export documents (all at once) to RTF or plain text files
Project Management
      Backup and restore
      Command log
      Report manager
Case management
      Add and delete cases
      Append documents / Images
      Filter cases
      Case description and grouping
      Append cases from data file
      Duplicate cases identification
      Image rotation and resizing
Variable management
      Add variables
      Delete variables
      Reorder variables
      Transform variables’ type
      Recode variables
      Variable statistics and charting
      Append from a data file (other projects, XLS or SPSS files)
      Transform coding into variables
Codebook management
      Add, delete, edit & merge codes
      Sort codebook
      Print codebook
      Split codes
      Hide codemarks
      Virtual grouping of codes
      Combine codes (creating compound codes)
      Import codebooks from other projects
      Assign codes to text segments or images
      Attach memos (or comments)
      Resize codes
      Search and replace codings
      Consolidate codings
      Coding overview
      Charting of document coding
      Import & export single documents
      Edit coded documents
      Highlight, hide or mask coded text
      Spell check documents
Search & Retrieval Functions
      Text retrieval with Boolean operators
      Coding retrieval with boolean & proximity operators
      List comments
      Section retrieval (for coding structured documents)
      Keyword retrieval
      Query-by-Example search
      Cluster retrieval and coding
      Code similarity retrieval
      Date and location extraction
      Link retrieval (geographic locations, dates, hyperlinks)
Analysis Features
      Coding frequency and charting features
      Tree grid display
      Coding by variables (heatmap, correspondence analysis, correlation, chi-square)
      Code cooccurrence analysis (clustering, multidimensional scaling, proximity plots)
      Case similarily analysis
      Code sequence analysis
      Run Wordstat (content analysis & text mining module)
      Run SimStat (statistical analysis)
Teamwork features
      Multi-users accounts
      Merge projects
      Send project by Email
      Inter-coders agreement analysis
Charting & Reporting Features
      Bar charts
      Pie charts
      Tag clouds
      2D and 3D Concept Maps (multidimensional scaling)
      Dendrograms (hierarchical clustering)
      Proximity plots
      Bubble charts
      Interactive plot of data points, distribution maps
      Correspondence analysis plots
      Geographic maps (Google Earth, ArcGIS)
Miscellaneous features
      Automatic document classification
      Automatic scheduled backup

QDA Miner Lite: Free qualitative data analysis software.

QDA Miner 5: Better import, analysis and text visualisation.