Who Uses This Software?

Market researchers, qualitative researchers involved in commercial, social or acedemic research, graduate students starting out in qualitative research, undergraduates

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    Ease of Use

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    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Quirkos
  • www.quirkos.com/
  • Founded 2014
  • United Kingdom

About Quirkos

Quirkos helps people sort, manage and understand large amounts of text. Users can tag or code relevant sections of text, and collate and compare themes across dozens of different sources. Quirkos helps people doing qualitative research to understand and analyse sources of data such as interview transcripts, surveys, focus groups and articles.

Quirkos Features

  • Analytics
  • Content Management
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Filtered Views
  • OLAP
  • Relational Display
  • Simulation Models
  • Visual Discovery
  • Benchmarking
  • Compensation Management
  • Data Management
  • Email / Online
  • Face-to-Face
  • Panel Management
  • Paper-Based
  • Phone-Based
  • Sample Management
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Survey Management
  • Annotations
  • Collaboration
  • Data Visualization
  • Media Analytics
  • Mixed Methods Research
  • Multi-Language
  • Qualitative Comparative Analysis
  • Quantitative Content Analysis
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Text Analytics
  • User Research Analysis

Quirkos Reviews Recently Reviewed!

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Installed and tested Quirkos 1.4. It couldn't handle a 100 page Word document for coding.

Mar 31, 2018

4 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not

Pros: The design of the user interface is excellent. The interface is intuitive, easy to use, and follows quite an intuitive method of assigning codes to documents.

The fact that Quirkos is cross-platform, and is the only bigger-name QDA that will run natively in Linux, is utterly brilliant. Researchers and grad students who rely on Linux should consider Quirkos. Perhaps the shortcomings I have noted here will not be problems for usage, or hopefully have been remedied.

Cons: The backend design of Quirkos is simply not robust enough for qualitative data analysis. My field research Word documents are all 100 -200 pages in length. Quirkos was not able to handle even one of these documents for coding. The application became very slow and unresponsive and eventually crashed. Customer service told me that v1.4 was unable to handle long documents, but added that the team was rewriting much of the code for a more robust release. In my opinion, a QDA application must be able to handle huge documents with no reduction in speed or responsiveness.

Another con is that Quirkos is unable to code PDF documents directly. PDF documents must be converted into .txt or .doc formats in order to import into the software for coding. This is simply not a practical solution for researchers who have many PDF documents for analysis. Transcoding to another format will also lead to the loss of original page number formatting- this can be problematic when it comes to citing an exact page number

Overall: I learnt how important it is for a QDA to be robustly designed from the very start. Quirkos suffers from a lack of robust design that reduces its stability and made it essentially useless to me. It has great potential and could be a major QDA application especially because of its true cross-platform support that includes Linux.

Vendor Response

by Quirkos on September 14, 2018

Thanks for your feedback! Sorry that you had performance issues with this much older version, and it's a shame you wrote a review of 2-year old software. We have released 4 free updates since v1.4 and greatly improved performance, especially on Linux with native 64bit support.

We always welcome people to try the new versions as they come out, so do download the trial and give it a spin again...