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Free NVivo Alternatives

The best free alternative to NVivo is Taguette, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to NVivo and nine of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to NVivo are RQDA, QualCoder, CATMA and VOSviewer.

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Software for qualitative data analysis in every setting - from market research to content analysis and evaluation.

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  1. Taguette icon

    Taguette

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    A spin on the phrase "tag it!", Taguette is an open source qualitative research tool that allows users to:

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    Almost everyone thinks Taguette is a great alternative to NVivo.
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    RQDA

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    RDQA is a R package for Qualitative Data Analysis, a free (free as freedom) qualitative analysis software application (BSD license). It works on Windows, Linux/FreeBSD and (probably) the Mac OSX platforms. RQDA is an easy to use tool to assist in the analysis of textual data.

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    Most users think RQDA is a great alternative to NVivo.

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    It's an R program and I am specifically looking for something with an easy UI so older professors who use NVivo don't have to alter their workflow so severely, such as by having to learn to code.

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    QualCoder

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    A very complete Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) Computer-Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software (CAQDAS) written in Python, that continues the work that was done with RQDA. It works with text, images, and multimedia as audios and videos.

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    CATMA

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    CATMA is a practical and intuitive tool for literary scholars, students and other parties with an interest in text analysis and literary research.

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  5. VOSviewer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    VOSviewer is a software tool for constructing and visualizing bibliometric networks. These networks may for instance include journals, researchers, or individual publications, and they can be constructed based on co-citation, bibliographic coupling, or co-authorship relations.

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    QDA Miner

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows

    QDA Miner Lite is a free and easy-to-use version of our popular computer assisted qualitative analysis software. It can be used for the analysis of textual data such as interview and news transcripts, open-ended responses, etc. as well as for the analysis of still images.

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    AQUAD

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Aquad helps you to analyze qualitative data (text, video, audio, images).

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    TAMS Analyzer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    TAMS Analyzer is a program that works with TAMS to let you assign ethnographic codes to passages of a text just by selecting the relevant text and double clicking the name of the code on a list. It then allows you to extract, analyze, and save coded information.

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  9. Coding Analysis Toolkit (CAT) icon

    Coding Analysis Toolkit (CAT)

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    CAT is a free service originally by the Qualitative Data Analysis Program (QDAP), and was hosted by the University Center for Social and Urban Research, at the University of Pittsburgh, and QDAP-UMass, in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, at the University of...

    Discontinued

    The website says that the application has been decommissioned, but the source code is still available to the public.

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