A review of QDA Miner 4.1, a mixed method computer assisted data analysis software (CAQDAS), was conducted to determine how accommodating (if at all) the software was for beginning researchers and/or individuals less proficient with computers. Rather than maintaining the more traditional focus on the technical functionality of QDA Miner, this review was structured around the needs and interests of a beginning researcher. Although QDA Miner offers a variety of helpful resources, questions regarding how to structure initial project to ensure findings yield methodological accuracy remain.


QDA Miner 4.1, CAQDAS, Mixed-Method Analysis, First-Time Users


The author would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Ronald Chenail for providing her with the opportunity and encouragement to begin publishing her work.

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