Quirkos is an intuitive and affordable software tool for analysing qualitative text. It gives you a visual and easy way to code, analyse and explore unstructured text data.
It is used by both novice and experienced qualitative researchers to help them make connections and understand rich data from surveys, interviews, focus groups, literature and policy.
To code text, just drag and drop text onto a bubble, and watch it grow!
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If you’ve used other qualitative software before, Quirkos is a little different. It was designed by qualitative researchers to be the software they wanted to use, with none of the frustrations of other packages. The visual interface keeps you close to the data, showing trends in real time. It’s designed to learn in 20 minutes, with no superfluous features to clutter your screen.
Our licences don’t expire, auto-save makes sure you don’t lose your work, and the software (and project files) are identical on Mac, Windows or Linux. Reports and subset analysis are just a click away, with visual side-by-side comparisons.
If you’ve not used qualitative software before, Quirkos is a huge, but comprehensible step-up from analysis with highlighters, Post-It notes or Word.
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Quirkos is used in more than 180 universities across the world by qualitative researchers and students who trust it with projects big and small, and teach it as part of their courses. Organisations use it for evaluation and feedback, making the most of user comments and open-ended survey responses.
It’s also used in market research where time is a premium, and projects have to get off the ground quickly and get straight to actionable results.
But the easy interface has led to it being used in citizen led and participatory research as well, empowering communities and 3rd sector organisations to make powerful cases for service improvement.
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Loving @QuirkosSoftware for analysing my second study! Now I know what I’m doing (with both software & qual analysis) it’s so interesting watching it literally take shape :)— Katy Kennedy (@katyleighk) January 17, 2018
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