QualCoder: 질적데이터 분석 SW (Python, Open-source)

Coding text

Added right-hand side side panel that shows three different information options:

  • Current code with code rule and examples of its use.
  • Current journal (most recent date) for reading and editing
  • Project memo for reading and editing
  • Underline applied to overlapping codes, for identification of overlaps
  • Added button to enter and exit the edit text mode
  • Added Ctrl + Z to restore the last coding that was unmarked.

Coding images

  • Added Ctrl + Z to restore the last coding that was unmarked.
  • Add menu option to resize and reposition a coded area.

Coding Audio Video

  • Added Ctrl + Z to restore the last coding that was unmarked.

Reports codes

Added statistics summary via check box
Added options to the matrix. So can have codes/categories by file or by case.
Added coding in context checkbox for text codings. This shows the surrounding 250 characters of text to help put the coded section in context in the report. The coded text is shown in bold.

View Graph

  • Added button to save graph as a png image.

Special functions

Dynamic text file replacement.
For example, useful for updating a text file of a list of blog posts.
The function works by looking for identical text segments in the replacement file to match the previous codings and annotations. If the replacement file contains multiple matches, then only the first match is used. So there is potential for inaccuracy. Tries to match any case assignment also. Again may potentially be inaccurate.


The number of project backups can be selected by he user.
Changed how to selected another coder name and how to enter a new coder name.

Comparison of free QDA software

Jess Hagman Social Sciences Research Librarian of the University of Illinois has written a comparative article of free QDA software including QualCoder for the Anthropology and Sociology Section for the Association of College Research Libraries. ANSS Currents, Vol 36, No 2, Fall 2021.

The PDF is located here: https://acrl.ala.org/anss/


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