What is it? QDA Miner is a software package which aids in the qualitative analysis of text or images. In addition to purely qualitative functions like creating and applying coding structures, QDA Miner also provides more numerical functions such as analysis of coding co-occurrences and analyzing coding by other variables such as age or gender.
What can I use if for? Students, faculty, and staff can use QDA Miner for university-related academic or administrative purposes. Use that benefits outside organizations requires the purchase of a commercial license.
Where can I run it? QDA Miner is available at no additional charge to faculty, staff and students at all UT campuses for installation on university-owned and personally-owned Windows PCs. The download and installation instructions are at at OIT’s software download page. For UTK, QDA Miner is also available on OIT’s Apps@UT server and on the computers in the OIT public computer labs. There is no simultaneous user limit for QDA Miner.
How can I learn it? For UTK, OIT offers workshops on QDA Miner each semester, and you can schedule a one-on-one tutorial by calling the OIT HelpDesk at 865-974-9900. Tutorials are also available on QDA Miner’s tutorial website.
Anything else I need to know? A trial version of QDA Miner is available. A license file can be downloaded from the OIT’s software download page which turns the evaluation software into a fully licensed copy.