Quirkos for students

An simple approach for qualitative analysis.

A perfect start to qualitative research

Once you've collected all your data, what next? Whether your own transcripts, surveys, interviews, diaries or when doing secondary analysis, Quirkos is designed to make coding and understanding your data straightforward. You can even use it for systematic reviews or literature analysis.

Rather than drowning in a mountain of printed out transcripts you read and code by hand, Quirkos has an intuitive visual interface that lets you keep your work together, and code across all your sources. It's also flexible to accommodate whatever methodology or framework you want to apply.

Get analysing directly


qualitative analysis on a laptop

Even for a small mixed-methods project, Quirkos is quick to learn, and makes coding fast and easy. Just drag and drop text onto bubbles that represent your themes, and watch as they grow - giving you a live overview, and keeping you close to your data. Code directly from search results, and use keyboard short-cuts to get through mountains of text quickly.

Best of all, you can work where you like, on Windows, Mac, Android tablets or Linux, with the same interface on all devices, and all your data and analysis in one file.

Explore your data

A common problem students have at all levels is what to do with data after it's been coded. Quirkos gives you a series of interactive visual tools to explore your data, and help you find connections and even revelations. Quick searches or queries can show a sub-set of your data, and live views show you connections in the data as they emerge. You can even create side-by-side views so you can compare respondents by any defined characteristics.

When the time comes to create thesis chapters, journal articles, or just share your work with supervisors, you can generate a series of reports showing your quotes and work in visual and detailed ways. You can even bring your data into other packages to do advanced statistical analysis.



side by side analysis view

Quick to learn, cheap to own

  • Student

  • £49
    ~€59 / $65*
  • Full or part time at registered educational establishments
  • Online support only
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We reckon you can get started with Quirkos in just 5 minutes after watching one of our video guides, and best of all there's a free trial with all the features that works for a whole month. After that, we remember what it was like to be a penniless student, so our license starts from just £49 and doesn't expire - just half of the cost of other qualitative analysis software.

There's also plenty of help if you need it, including more videos, manuals, and a discussion forum.

Ready to give Quirkos a try? Download a one month free trial today for Mac or Windows.