This paper describes recent issues and developments in Qualitative Data Analysis Software (QDAS) as presented in the opening plenary at the KWALON 2016 conference. From a user perspective, it reflects current features and functionality, including the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning; implications of the cloud; user friendliness; the role of digital archives; and the development of a common exchange format. This user perspective is complemented with the views of software developers who took part in the “Rotterdam Exchange Format Initiative,” an outcome of the conference.

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The Qualitative Report
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Evers, J. (2018). Current issues in qualitative data analysis software (QDAS): A user and developer perspective. The Qualitative Report, 23(13), 61–73. Retrieved from