Use of webQDA to analyze data from Workshop Critical-emancipatory

  • Lucimara Fabiana Fornari
  • Rosa Maria Godoy Serpa da Fonseca


The Workshop Critical-emancipatory consists of a space for data collection and


intervention in the concrete reality of the participants. It is divided into four moments: heating,


individual reflection, group reflection and synthesis. It is based on four assumption: participation, shared responsibility, self-esteem and empowerment (Fonseca, Oliveira, & Fornari, 2017). Moreover, it aims to share experiences and knowledge through the effective participation of the subjects involved (Fonseca & Amaral, 2012). The Workshop enables the generation of empirical data from a variety of sources, such as audio, video, image and text. By generating large amounts of data, it requires the use of specifics softwares for qualitative analysis. These softwares facilitate the organization of the data and optimize the work process of the researchers, as they ensure transparency and credibility for the emerging results. In this research, the authors have opted for the use of webQDA qualitative analysis software, because enables collaborative work among researchers, has the access is through the Internet and data analysis can be performed from various sources (Minayo & Costa, 2019). In view of the above, the research had as a question: What are the potentialities and limits of webQDA for the qualitative analysis of data generated in a Workshop Critical-emancipatory?