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Research tools that can be used for qualitative research

Resources for qualitative research including general resources, software to facilitate coding and analysis, and even how to use MS Word and Excel to for coding and analysis.

Research Rundown blog - from the Dewar College of Education at Valdosta State University.

Qualitative Analysis Software

Although one can use Word and/or Excel to code qualitative data, software specifically designed for qualitative research can facilitate both coding and analysis with search features and reports.  There are also free easy-to-use alternatives to flagship products like NVIVO and Ethnograph.

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Qualitative Methodology

Qualitative Data Analysis guide

The content in this tutorial applies to all qualitative data analysis not just interview data.

Using MS Office tools

This video shows how to use Word and a macro to code using comments and then extract the comments for theme analysis.

The macro is available for free at


This video explains one way of keeping track of your qualitative data using Excel.

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