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A statistical package is a suite of computer programs that are specialised for statistical analysis. It enables people to obtain the results of standard statistical procedures and statistical significance tests, without requiring low-level numerical programming. Most statistical packages also provide facilities for data management.

Open source

Statistical packages for analysing qualitative data

There are a number of packages available for Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis - CAQDAS. In their working paper Lewis and Silver list the following:

Other free and open source packages include:

  • TAMS Analyzer -- transcription analysis and coding
  • Weft QDA -- text coding, search
  • RQDA -- an R package providing a user interface for QDA tasks

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