In this guide (PDF), you will learn how to pull a random sample from a CAQDAS dataset, using the random cell function in Excel. Ellen Bechtol and I will introduce this process using MAXQDA11. The process in Excel can also be applied to data from other Qualitative Data Analysis software packages. This guide was produced in the Program Development & Evaluation Unit, University of Wisconsin - Cooperative Extension. Download the guide here from the UW-Extension website.