Codification and Qualitative Data Analysis (QDA)

Codification is how qualitative data is quantified for analysis.

Within qualitative data analysis, interview or focus group transcripts, web text data, or even survey results are coded, usually with a codification tool.

In traditional qualitative data analysis software, this process typically has a steep learning curve and can be daunting. With LiGRE, it’s as easy as highlighting in a book.

Collaborate on documents and assign documents to team members.

Keep track of who said what with respondent management.

Conducting interviews or focus groups? Assign respondents to their respective responses to compare their experiences.

Import your codification tree, or build it from scratch.

Categorize independent variables to include data outside of your text fragments.

Code text fragments and adjusts their weight to mirror their relevance and importance.

codification tree for qualitative data analysis
text fragments for qualitative data analysis

Easily find your best fragments to quote while writing.

Create an online survey for your qualitative research, or copy it from a text document.

LiGRE’s survey tools enable you to organize your survey questions into sections and establish multiple possible progressions for your respondents according to their answers.

Analyze your data with impressive charts or export it in .csv format

LiGRE automatically generates tables and charts that you can add to your presentation. However, if you need to go further, you can export your results in an SPSS or Excel compatible format to further your analysis.


Qualitative Data Analysis Features

Codification tree management

Import your tree, or build it as you go.

Data Export

LiGRE allows you to export all of your data, raw or processed.

Graph Generator

Use your data to create instant bar charts, pie charts, tables, and word clouds. These charts can also be exported.

Analytical Crosstab

LiGRE’s crosstab tool allows you to check your hypothesis in a few seconds by comparing the relationships between variables.

Respondent Management

Assign up to 2 respondents per document to paragraphs to keep track of who said what.

Secure Cloud Storage

Never risk losing your work again. Your data is securely stored on the cloud and complies with GDPR standards. With a free plan, get up to 250MB and 10 documents.

Automatic Transcription

For as low as 6$/h, save countless hours by using LiGRE’s speech-to-text engine. With a premium plan, get some free transcription time every month, as well as a nice discount on your purchases.

Advanced Respondent Management

Assign unlimited respondents to documents and paragraphs, with multiple documents tracking for each respondent.

Up to 50GB of secure cloud storage

Upload an unlimited number of documents up to 50GB with premium.

Better public page visibility

Quickly get more visits and likes on your project by upping its visibility. Make your research shine!

Survey Builder

Build your own qualitative survey, or import it into LiGRE for distribution. Easily share your survey with a link, and collect responses.

Premium Features


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You can contact our support team at any time to get direct help from one of our advisors. You can also check online, on our Knowledge Base, to find quick answers to your questions.


How many codification levels can be created with the codification tree?

You can create three levels: roots, branches, and leaves. Each leaf is associated with a color, allowing you to identify fragments in the text quickly. You do not have to create all of the roots and branches of your tree to begin the codification process; you can use orphan leaves and classify them later on.


Can I create independent variables in LiGRE?

You can create as many independent variables as you want.


How does codification work in LiGRE?

Data codification is first done by establishing a list of analytical categories, or leaves, as they are called in LiGRE. You then code the text excerpts that you find relevant in your data by assigning them to the leaves of your codification tree.


Can I access my audio and video data while I am coding?

Yes. Once your automatic transcription is complete, you can replay the excerpt associated with a paragraph and edit the text at the same time you codify your data.

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