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Software Strengths Weaknesses OS Access
  • easy to use
  • auto-coding and theory building features
  • HyperTRANSCRIBE add-on for transcription
  • excellent help resources
  • cannot bulk-add files
  • no in-depth queries
  • cannot adjust transcription speed
Windows, Mac (reduced functionality) UVM Software Archive
  • excellent for mixed methods
  • easy coding functions
  • excellent help resources
  • projects cannot be accessed by multiple users
  • no auto-coding
Windows, Mac

available for purchase or subscription

  • excellent for mixed methods
  • easy to use
  • good for collaboration
  • web-based; need Internet and Adobe Flash Player
  • limited help features
  • data security concerns with web-based features
Linux, Windows, Mac

available online for monthly fee

Other proprietary software for purchase includes NVivo and ATLAS.ti.