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Weft QDA

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Weft QDA is an easy-to-use, free and open-source tool for the analysis of textual data such as interview transcripts, fieldnotes and other documents.

Category

Qualitative Data Analysis Software Free

Features

• Import plain-text documents from text files or PDF
• Character-level coding using categories organised in a tree structure
• Retrieval of coded text and ‘coding-on’
• Simple coding statistics
• Fast free-text search
• Combine coding and searches using boolean queries AND, OR, AND NOT
• ‘Code Review’ to evaluate coding patterns across multiple documents
• Export to HTML and CSV formats

License

Proprietary

Price

Free

Pricing

Subscription

Free Trial

Available

Users Size

Small (<50 employees), Medium (50 to 1000 employees), Enterprise (>1001 employees)

Website
Company

Weft QDA

What is best ?

• Import plain-text documents from text files or PDF
• Character-level coding using categories organised in a tree structure
• Retrieval of coded text and ‘coding-on’
• Simple coding statistics
• Fast free-text search

What are the benefits ?

• Import plain-text documents from text files or PDF
• Perform character-level coding
• Easily retrieve coded text
• Supports fast free-text search
• Combine coding and searches using Boolean queries
• Review code to evaluate coding patterns across multiple documents
• Export to HTML and CSV formats

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Our Rating
User Rating
Ease of use
7.4
Features & Functionality
7.4
Advanced Features
7.6
Integration
7.5
Customer Support
7.5
Performance
7.6
Training
Implementation
Renew & Recommend
7.5
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Weft QDA is an easy-to-use, free and open-source tool for the analysis of textual data such as interview transcripts, fieldnotes and other documents. The currrent version is 1.0.1, which was released in April 2006. This software is offered without any warranty or support. Weft QDA 1.0.1 was developed for Windows XP, but may work on newer versions. Windows users should download this installer which contains everything you need to use Weft. It’s available to download via Softpedia’s Weft QDA page. Unfortunately, Weft QDA 1.0.1 depends on such old versions of system libraries (e.g. GTK) so it is very difficult or impossible to run Weft QDA 1.0.1 on a modern Linux distro. The source was hosted on RubyForge, but the site no longer exists. There is historic information on installation options and prerequisites. The best way to run Weft QDA on Linux is to use WINE.

Weft QDA offers a generic set of facilities for working with text documents, and doesn’t make any particular assumptions about how to think about and generalize from data. At the same time, there may be a fair number of other CAQDAS packages available to users, especially if users use Microsoft Windows, and especially if users have money. Weft QDA is easy to use compared to other CAQDAS packages. This is partly because its offers doesn’t squeeze in every possible extra, concentrating on a solid set of core features based around ‘code and retrieve’. However, it’s also because it uses modern platform-standard GUI controls, actions and window handling, and strives to avoid the idiosyncrasies and irritations common in commercial and free CAQDAS.

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