Taguette: Qualitative Coding & Analysis Workshop

  • Pre-workshop activities: 20 min
  • Introductory presentation: 10 min
  • Hands-on activities: 50-70 min

Why Taguette?

Taguette is a user-friendly and free web-based tool that helps researchers to code and analyse their qualitative data. Taguette is a great tool for those who need to analyze interviews, reports, transcripts of any kinds, and a variety of text. With the tool, we can create codes and analyse texts easily and export in different file formats. If you have some or a lot of text to analyse, Taguette might be a great option for you.

This workshop uses the OpenSource Taguette software because it is free to use and many find it easier to learn than other popular commercial software packages.

This workshop is not an endorsement of Taguette; there are many options for qualitative analysis and coding and other software may be better in other contexts. While an excellent teaching tool, Taguette imposes some limitations that users should be aware of:

  • Only text can be coded. For example videos and images can not be coded.
  • Passanges coded with different tags have the same colour in Taguette.
  • Only basic analysis can be done in Taguette. External tools, like Microsoft Excel, can be used for more advanced analysis are covered in this workshop.

Learning objectives

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Identify the differences between manual coding and coding with qualitative coding software
  • Use Taguette on either their personal computer or on a cloud-based server
  • Code at least two texts of their choosing (interviews, speeches, lectures, announcements, etc.) using techniques covered in the workshop
  • Will have research materials with codes and have exported them
  • Created a basic analysis of coded data in Excel

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