Qualitative Data Analysis

In addition to the methodology texts mentioned on the previous page, there are many good websites that discuss how to actually analyze your qualitative data; for example:

If you pursue more advanced research in the future, you will want to look into software that helps you manage large amounts of data, both qualitative and quantitative in nature. The main software package used at Carleton for qualitative data analysis is called NVIVO. It helps with keeping track of data, coding and analysing data, creating charts, etc.  See the library's pages on NVIVO for complete information on how to obtain and use the software, as well as the pages on research data management more generally.

Content last reviewed: August 21, 2020