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Qualitative Data Analysis and QDA Tools

Information for Temple students, researchers, and instructors interested in conducting qualitative data analysis

What is QDA?

Qualitative research takes many forms but often involves the collection and analysis of unstructured data, such as interviews, article text, online content, open-ended survey questions, recordings, focus group observations, etc.

Qualitative data analysis (QDA) can be supported by tools and software that help with transcribing, organizing, analyzing, and visualizing this data in order to find insights.

Qualitative Data Support at Temple Libraries

We offer help via email or appointment. We can provide support for NVivo, ATLAS.ti, and some open-source qualitative data tools.

We can help with:

  • Learning about qualitative data analysis (QDA)

  • Choosing QDA software

  • Conducting qualitative data analyses and using QDA software

  • Finding qualitative datasets and example studies

  • Managing and sharing qualitative data

  • Identifying transcription tools and services

QDA Software Access at Temple

Temple does not have university-wide site licenses for NVivo, ATLAS.ti, MAXQDA, Dedoose or any other qualitative data analysis (QDA) software.

Computers in the Tech Center have ATLAS.ti installed. A license key is needed to open and use the program. Contact your School or College’s ITS to inquire about getting an ATLAS.ti license.

Students may take advantage of student pricing on some QDA platforms. The Choosing QDA Software page of this guide has links to those and to open-source QDA platforms.

Get Help

Email us at

Or make an appointment with a staff member below:

Olivia Given Castello
Head of Business, Social Sciences and Education
Charles Library

Van Tran
Public Health and Social Sciences Librarian
Charles Library

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