|Suggested Tool||Description of Tool and Value|
|Introduction to CAQDAS||• The CAQDAS Network provides practical support, training and information in the use of a range of software programs designed to assist qualitative and mixed-methods analysis
• Platforms for debate concerning the methodological and epistemological issues arising from the use of such software packages
• Research into methodological applications of CAQDAS packages
|Choosing an Appropriate CAQDAS Package||Provides a summary of the available software. Focuses mainly on those traditionally categorized as CAQDAS packages and highlights some key distinguishing elements in each.|
|NVivo||A place to organize, store and analyze your data.
NVivo is a qualitative data analysis (QDA) computer software package produced by QSR International. It has been designed for qualitative researchers working with rich text-based and/or multimedia information, where deep levels of analysis on small or large volumes of data are required.
|DeDoose||A cross-platform app for analyzing qualitative and mixed methods research with text, photos, audio, videos, spreadsheet data and more. It was created for conducting analysis WITH participants. It is designed with a simple interface.|
|Software available via UMass Lowell||
All students can download select software with free licenses from the UML IT page. Software is continually changing but includes:
• Adobe Creative Cloud
A free, open source web app to take the pain out of transcribing recorded interviews.