QDA Miner 6 by Provalis Research

Content analysis and text mining software.

A highly advanced content analysis and text-mining software with unmatched analysis capabilities.

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QDA Miner 6 offers higher levels of computer-assistance for qualitative coding, analysis, and report writing than any other qualitative data analysis software on the market today.

QDA Miner is an easy-to-use qualitative data analysis software package for coding, annotating, retrieving and analyzing small and large collections of documents and images. The QDA Miner qualitative data analysis tools may be used to analyze interview or focus group transcripts, legal documents, journal articles, speeches, even entire books, as well as drawings, photographs, paintings, and other types of visual documents.

Why QDA Miner?

More qualitative data analysis features and tools than comparable products:

  • The Keyword Retrieval tool can search in a single pass for hundreds of keywords and key phrases related to the same idea or concept, allowing you to locate all references to a single topic, no matter which words were used to express this idea.
  • The Section Retrieval tool is ideal to automatically retrieve and tags sections in structured documents, allowing you, for example, to quickly attach codes, to turn in interview or focus group transcripts, or code a specific section in a collection of reports sharing the same structure.
  • The Query by Example tool can be trained to retrieve text segments having similar meaning to the examples you feed in. It will expand and refine its search based on the relevance feedback you provide.
  • The Cluster Extraction tool will group similar sentences or paragraphs into clusters and allow you to code these using a flexible drag-and-drop editor. It is very useful to quickly code large amounts of short text items such as open-ended responses, Twitter feeds and customer feedback. A real timesaver!
  • The Code Similarity search will retrieve all text segments similar those that have already been coded, allowing you to identify sentences or phrases you may have missed. It may also be used to speed up the coding of partially coded projects. One may even search for items similar to codes defined in previous coded projects.
  • The Date and Location extraction tool is ideal to quickly locate and tag references to events or to geographic locations. One may then attach specific codes, geotags or time tags to the retrieved items.

Why use QDA Miner 6 to analyse your unstructured data?

On-screen coding of text and images

Intuitive on-screen coding and annotation of text and images with features offering greater flexibility and ease-of-use, such as code splitting, merging, easy resizing of coded segments, interactive code searching and replacement or virtual grouping

Memos and hyperlinks

Flexible memo and hyperlink features to annotate documents and images and connect various pieces of qualitative evidence by creating links to other coded segments, cases, documents, files, or web sites.

Geo and time tags

Advanced geotagging and time-tagging tools to associate geographic and time coordinates to text segments or graphic areas, retrieve coded data based on time or location and plot events in space and time, create dynamic maps and interactive timelines.

Computer assisted coding

Unique computer assisted coding with more than seven text search tools including keyword search, section retrieval, a powerful query-by-example search tool that learns from the user, and a unique cluster extraction and coding tool.

Code retrieval

Flexible code retrieval tools for extracting coded segments associated with specific codes or code patterns and identifying coding co-occurrences, coding sequences and assessing relationships between coding and numerical or categorical properties.


Integrated geocoding to transform references to cities, states, provinces, countries, postal codes, and IP addresses into geographical coordinates. The GISViewer mapping module allows you to create data point maps, distribution maps and heat maps.


IMPORT DIRECTLY from web surveys platforms, social media, major email providers, and reference manager tools.


Integrated statistical and visualisation tools for clustering, multidimensional scaling, heatmaps, correspondence analysis and sequence analysis. Quickly identify patterns and trends, explore data, describe, compare and test hypotheses.


The command log tracks project access, coding operations, transformation, queries, and analyses performed. Use it to document the qualitative analysis process and supervise teamwork. It is a detailed audit trail ensuring transparency of the qualitative research process, enhancing credibility.

QDA Miner 6: Better analysis tools at your finger tips.