LiGRE’s qualitative tool works as a computer-aided qualitative data analysis software that offers several qualitative research assistance tools. It has been specially designed to help teachers and students save time. As such, its interface was made to be intuitive and easy to learn. Furthermore, LiGRE is cloud-based, allowing users to access their work at any time and with the most devices, using an Internet connection.

LiGRE’s qualitative tool uses a 3-step approach.

Step one: Data collection

Users first start by adding data to their project. Text documents can be added by copying/pasting the information, and a voice recognition system is used to automatically transcribe audio and video files into text data.

Step two: Data codification

Data is usually first coded by establishing a list of analytical categories known as code based on the researcher’s knowledge of the theory and data. The researcher then reads the data and assigns codes to data fragments such as words, lines or paragraphs. Ultimately, this process generates a repertoire for all excerpts of specific text that the researcher coded. This repertoire is organized with the codes defined by the researcher to enable quick accesses in the project’s database.

LiGRE’s codification system allows you to create three different types of codes:

  • Roots
  • Branches
  • Leaves

The roots are mainly dedicated to organizing the branches. The branches organize the leaves, and the leaves are used to classify text excerpts. Example: A root name could be “Interviewee’s basic information,” a branch attached to this root could be “Age,” and the leaves attached to this branch could be “Less than 18 years of age” and “18 years and older.”

Step three: Data analysis

The third and final step is the analysis. When the whole codification process is completed, users can analyze and compare the frequencies of their codes. LiGRE’s analysis options allow users to, among other things, set filters, cross-tabulate variables and isolate significant patterns.


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