Combined use of software that supports research and qualitative data analysis: potential applications for researches in education

  • Katia Alexandra de Godoi e Silva
  • Maria Elizabeth Bianconcini de Almeida


This article analyzes the potential applications of the articulation between software programs designed to investigate and analyze qualitative data similarities on researches in the education field. The first part of this article discusses the context and the meta-ethnographic process. Next, it explores the use and articulation of software programs designed to support qualitative research, namely webQDA and CHIC. The third part presents the weaving of the meta-ethnographic analysis. The final remarks focus on the integration of this study's findings, synthesis and conceptualization, combined with the acknowledgment of the contributions derived from the articulated use of both programs to develop this research.