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Analysis of Qualitative Data using QDA Miner Course


Are you interested in qualitative data analysis of 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? 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. Its seamless integration with SimStat, a statistical data analysis tool, and WordStat, a quantitative content analysis and text mining software, gives you unprecedented flexibility for analyzing text and relating its content to structured information including numerical and categorical data.


5 days


QDA Miner qualitative data analysis software can be used by anyone who needs to code text or pictures, annotate, search, explore and extract information from small or large collections of documents and images, including:

  • Researchers in social sciences, medicine, and psychology
  • Sociologists, political scientists and ethnographers
  • Business intelligence analysts, market researchers, pollsters, and CRM professionals
  • Crime analysts, fraud detection experts, lawyers,  and paralegal professionals
  • Journalists, historians and research assistants
  • Document management specialists and librarians 


By the end of the training, participants will become proficient in:

  • Data and Text Management
  • Project Management Tasks
  • Coding Documents and Images
  • Coding analysis 


Module 1

Introduction to qualitative data analysis

  • Theoretical frameworks: grounded theory, distributed cognition, activity theory
  • Presenting the findings: rigorous notations, stories, summaries

 Introduction to QDA Miner

  • Installation Instructions
  • Project Structure
  • The Working Environment

 Data and Text Management

  • Opening an Existing Project
  • Creating a Project from a List of Documents
  • Creating a Blank Project
  • Importing an Existing Data File
  • Importing Existing Documents as a New Project
  • Project Description and Notes
  • Working with Menu Levels
  • Security & Multi-users Settings

 Managing Variables

  • Adding New Variables
  • Appending Variables from an External Data File
  • Deleting Existing Variables
  • Changing Variable Types
  • Recoding Values
  • Editing Variable Properties
  • Computing Variables Statistics

 Managing Cases

  • Adding and Deleting Cases
  • Appending New Documents and Images
  • Adding New Cases from a Data File
  • Filtering Cases

Module 2

Project Management Tasks

  • Creating a Duplicate copy of a project
  • Sending a Project by E-mail
  • Exporting Selected Cases to a New Project
  • Exporting Coded Segments
  • Exporting Documents
  • Setting the Cases Descriptor and Grouping
  • Importing a Document into a Case
  • Importing an Image in a Case
  • Archiving a Project
  • Using the Temporary Session Backup
  • Merging Projects
  • Clearing all code assignments
  • Retrieving Misplaced Codes
  • Using the Command Log

Managing the Codebook

  • Adding a Code
  • Modifying Codes
  • Deleting Existing Codes
  • Moving Codes
  • Splitting a Code
  • Merging Codes
  • Virtually grouping codes
  • Importing a Codebook
  • Printing the Codebook

 Module 3

Coding Documents and Images

  • Assigning Codes to Text Segments
  • Assigning Codes to Images
  • Working with Code Marks
  • Attaching a Comment to a Coded Segment
  • Removing Coded Segments
  • Changing the Code Associated with a Segment
  • Resizing Coded Segments
  • Hiding Code Marks
  • Highlighting and Hiding Coded Segments
  • Modifying Code Mark Color Scheme
  • Searching and Replacing Codes
  • Consolidating Coded Segments

 Module 4

Coding Analysis

  • Saving and Retrieving Queries
  • Text Retrieval
  • Thesaurus Editing
  • Queby by Example
  • Section Retrieval
  • Keyword Retrieval
  • Coding Frequencies
  • Coding Retrieval
  • Coding Co-occurrences
  • Clustering Cases
  • Clustering Codes
  • Dendrogram
  • 2d and 3d Concept Maps
  • Proximity Plot
  • Code Sequence Analysis
  • Coding by Variables
  • Barchart or Line Chart
  • Heatmap Plot

 Module 5

Coding Analysis (c’tnd)

  • Correspondence Analysis
  • Bubble Charts
  • Assessing Inter-coders Agreement
  • Content Analysis
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Automatic Text Classification
  • Storing Code Statistics into Numeric Variables
  • Exporting Code Statistics
  • Exporting Co-occurrence or Similarity Matrix
  • Retrieving a List of Comments
  • Coding Text Segments Using the Coding Table
  • Managing Outputs with the Report Manager


Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Services (IRES) admission criteria.


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.


The training is residential and will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our training centre or at a convenient location.

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Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B. 11th November 2019

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Payment for the all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.

1.    Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.

2.    No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met.

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure

Event Properties

Event Duration 5 Days
Event Date 18-11-2019
Event End Date 22-11-2019
Cut off date 11-11-2019
Individual Price(Kenyan) KES 69,000
Individual Price (International) EUR 790
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 920
Location Nairobi, Kenya
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