The RQDA software in qualitative data analysis: a tool for research on Chronic Pelvic Pain

  • Bruna Helena Mellado
  • Francisco José Candido dos Reis
  • Antonio Alberto Nogueira
  • Omero Benedicto Poli-Neto
  • Julio Cesar Rosa e Silva
  • Taynara Louse Pilger
  • Catarina do Vale Brandão


Qualitative Data Analysis Software (CAQDAS) has been progressively used by qualitative researchers to optimize analyzes derived from qualitative research. Among the characteristics that contributed to its dissemination, we highlight the large volume data searches, functionalities that reduce the time of coding and analysis, the possibility to document the steps of the analysis, transparency to the process, besides the resources for presentation and visualization of the results obtained (Costa, Faria, & Reis, 2016).