The Ethnograph Alternatives

    The Ethnograph is described as 'Software for qualitative research and data analysis, facilitates the management and analysis of text based data such as transcripts of interviews, focus groups, field notes, diaries, meeting minutes, and other documents'. There are more than 10 alternatives to The Ethnograph for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is QualCoder, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like The Ethnograph are Taguette (Free, Open Source), RQDA (Free, Open Source), MAXQDA (Paid) and ATLAS.ti (Paid).

    This page was last updated Sep 26, 2021

    1. 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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    2. A spin on the phrase "tag it!", Taguette is an open source qualitative research tool that allows users to: * Import PDFs, Word Docs, Text files, HTML, ... * Tag snippets with codes you create * Export tagged documents, highlights for a specific tag.
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    3. 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.
    4. MAXQDA for Windows and Mac is a professional software for qualitative and mixed methods data analysis. The world leading software (since 1989) helps thousands of researchers world wide do successful research.
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    5. ATLAS.ti is a powerful workbench for the qualitative analysis of large bodies of textual, graphical, audio and video data. It offers a variety of sophisticated tools for accomplishing the tasks associated with any systematic approach to soft data.
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    6. 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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    7. Wired-Marker is a permanent (indelible) highlighter that you use on Web pages. The highlighter, which comes in various colors and styles, is a kind of electronic bookmark that serves as a guide when you revisit a Web page.


      The extension is not compatible with Firefox 57. It still works on XUL-based Firefox forks like Waterfox and Pale Moon

    8. Quirkos is a software package that helps people sort, manage and understand large amounts of text. It helps users tag or code relevant sections of text, and collate and compare themes across dozens of different text sources.
    9. Dedoose was designed from the ground up—by researchers, for researchers—to meet the needs of today’s social scientists working in academia, marketing, and education—virtually anyone looking for innovative software to facilitate the search for answers to research questions via...
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      sbm128 Best in qual/quant research and data analysis, in the cloud, cross platform etc... it's data analysis software that actually lives in the current century!
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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