Open and Axial Coding Using Qualitative Software

  Many forms of grounded theory adopt a variant of open, axial and selective coding as their key steps in qualitative analysis. Usually these follow the description in Strauss and Corbin (1990), but others such as Glaser (1978) defined similar procedures using the terms ‘Substantive coding’ and ‘Theoretical coding’. Charmaz (2006/2014) uses the term ‘Initial Coding’ which could be seen as similar to open coding, followed by

Quirkos v2.3.1 now available

  We've released a minor bug fix release for our qualitative data analysis software Quirkos that addresses a couple of issues, and also adds a few little improvements for usability and comfort!   The first is a bug fix for a rare issue where long sessions would get logged out from their projects in Quirkos Cloud, and another that was causing issues if imported files contained strange text characters.   We've also updated

Free qualitative data analysis software

There are large number of options for free and open-source software tools for qualitative data analysis. They can help you explore, analyse and manage qualitative data, but each have their own strengths and weaknesses.   But first, let’s be honest. When you ask for Free, do you mean Free as in Freedom, or Free as in beer? Open-source software means that the programming and software that makes the software work are available for