18. Workshop of the Center of Qualitative Psychology

Due to the Corono Crisis the upcoming Workshop in Melilla had to be postponed – new provisional date in March 2022.


AQUAD 8 for qualitative and quantitative text analysis 8.2.1 (free/open source, according to the conditions of GNU GPL v.3), complemented by separate modules for the analysis of sound recordings, videos, and graphic material (8.1.6) was  programmed with LAZARUS 2.0.10 / FPC-Version 3.2.0. The version for Windows of AQUAD 8 shows, prints, copies, etc. results with the built-in editor „notepad.exe“. Numeric results (eg., code frequencies or word frequencies) are stored in CSV-tables for import into spreadsheets or statistical programs.

The separate module  aquad_eda.exe  is now available with revised scripts in „R“ for version 4.0.2. This module offers description of data distribution, correlation, data plots, cluster analysis, multidimensional scaling and  calculation of prototypes as methods of exploratory data analysis, additionally qualitative comparative analysis.

To use all functions, you need to install on your Computer additionally

– the free software „R“ from the pages of www.cran.r-project.org and
– the free mediaplayer VLC (32-bit !) from www.videolan.org.

Due to the revision the software is now in principle running also  on Linux and Mac-OS machines, however the source code still needs some adaptations (eg., definitions of directories; integration of an alternative text editor) and, of course, it has to be compiled on these platforms.

If you are interested to assist in transporting AQUAD 8 to Linux and Mac-OS you are invited to join a team and to ask for the source code.

A full feature list of AQUAD 8 can be found on the informationen and features page. AQUAD 7 and 8 allow to analyze all kinds of qualitative data:

  • within the framework of the code-paradigm,
  • with Boolean minimization to identify types and
  • by means of textual sequence-analysis to reconstruct case structures based on strict hypothesis testing (following the approach of objective hermeneutics).

Coding picture with AQUAD 7

Coding pictures with AQUAD 8

AQUAD supports the following data types:

  • texts of any kind (*.txt; e.g. transcripts of social interactions, letters, documents, …)
  • audio-data (*.mp3; *.wav. *.aac; e.g. interview recordings)
  • video-data (*.mp4; *.avi, *.mov; e.g. observations)
  • pictures (*.jpg, *.png  e.g. photos, drawings)



AQUAD 7 is still available, see the page „Download„.