WP-QDA Marked Text is a plugin for WordPress designed for rudimentary Qualitative Data Analysis (QDA).
WP-QDA Marked Text is a plugin for WordPress designed for rudimentary Qualitative Data Analysis (QDA). While there are a number of highly developed programs available for Qualitative Data Analysis (e.g., see here), much of that software is problematic for end users for one of several reasons:
*QDA software is often very expensive (ranging from $100s to $1000s) *QDA software can be difficult to use and may have many features the average user does not need *QDA software is often platform dependent, meaning it either runs on Windows or Mac, but rarely on Linux
WP-QDA aims to address all three of these problems. First, it's free (though it does require a web server). Second, it is very rudimentary - you can code text into nodes/categories and retrieve the text coded into those categories. That's it. Third, it runs on a web server, which means it is compatible with any platform that has a web browser. If you're looking for free software that is platform independent and simple to use for your QDA needs, WP-QDA Marked Text may be what you're looking for.