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Qualitative Research: Analysis Tools

Text Analysis

  • Text Mining as a Research Tool
    Example: Mining the Dispatch (Richmond Civil War newspaper) used unsupervised machine learning


NVivo helps you manage, analyze and report on unstructured data; including text documents (e.g. surveys, news articles, or field notes), audio, and video. Newest edition (10) has a capture tool for scraping web pages and social media.

See also:

Other Qualitative Software

  • UNC's Qualitative Research
    The Odum Institute at UNC provides some specialized computer programs for text analysis, as well as training and consultation
  • dedoose
    inexpensive Web-based tool

Software workshops

SSRI (Social Science Research Institute)
For workshops see Courses & Workshops box.

Short Courses from the Odum Institute at UNC
By instructor permission; Paul Mihas welcomes Duke affiliates in any of his sessions.