An Overview of R and RQDA: An Open-Source CAQDAS Platform

  • Yanto Chandra
  • Liang Shang


In this chapter, we re view the R programming language as a platform for computing in general and we introduce RQDA as an extension of R for qualitative research. We discuss the merits of R and particularly RQDA as an open-source free tool to conduct qualitative research. We provide brief examples of how to use syntax to operate RQDA in R. RQDA’s console and its various functions are described for new project creation, data import, and data export, among other functions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yanto Chandra
    • 1
  • Liang Shang
    • 2
  1. 1.The Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHong KongHong Kong
  2. 2.City University of Hong KongHong KongHong Kong

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