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The Research Office @ RAU

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Data analysis >> Qualitative data analysis

AnSWR: "a software system for coordinating and conducting large-scale, team-based analysis projects that integrate qualitative and quantitative techniques" (Free, Windows)

ANTHROPAC: "a menu-driven DOS program for collecting and analyzing data on cultural domains. The program helps collect and analyze structured qualitative and quantitative data including freelists, pilesorts, triads, paired comparisons, and ratings. ANTHROPAC's analytical tools include techniques that are unique to Anthropology, such as consensus analysis, as well as standard multivariate tools such as multiple regression, factor analysis, cluster analysis, multidimensional scaling and correspondence analysis." (Commercial, Windows)

ATLAS.ti: "workbench for the qualitative analysis of large bodies of textual, graphical, audio and video data.  It offers a variety of tools for accomplishing the tasks associated with any systematic approach to unstructured data, e.g., data that cannot be meaningfully analyzed by formal, statistical approaches." (Commercial; Windows XP or Vista, can only be run on a Mac through Windows-simulation software)

CDC EZ-Text: "a software program developed to assist researchers create, manage, and analyze semi-structured qualitative databases...The ability to export and import the codebook helps to coordinate the efforts of multiple coders simultaneously working with copies of the same database file." (Free, Windows)

C-I-Said: "offers a set of unique features which allow the depth of analysis, normally associated with a programme dedicated to qualitative analysis, within an analytic framework which is quantitative in orientation. Thus open ended coding, using comments and textual annotations, is accompanied by rating scales that can be categorical or numerical in format." (Commercial, Windows)

Coding Analysis Toolkit (or “CAT”): a "suite of tools custom built from the ground-up to facilitate efficient and effective analysis of text datasets that have been coded using an internal coding module or the commercial-off-the-shelf package ATLAS.ti" (Free, web-based)

Event Structure Analysis: " an on-line Java program that helps you analyze sequential events." (Free; web-based, with download available)

HyperResearch: "qualitative data analysis software package enabling you to code and retrieve, build theories, and conduct analyses of your data. Now with advanced multimedia capabilities, HyperRESEARCH allows you to work with text, graphics, audio, and video sources" (Commercial, Windows/Mac)

Kwalitan: "takes care of an efficient storage of the data and offers several features to analyse the qualitative material, like coding, retrieving, categorisation of codes, overviews of codes or words in the text, keywords in context and writing memos" (Commercial, Windows)

LIWC:  "Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count (LIWC) is a text analysis software program... LIWC is able to calculate the degree to which people use different categories of words across a wide array of provide an efficient and effective method for studying the various emotional, cognitive, and structural components present in individuals’ verbal and written speech samples" (Commercial, with free and limited web analysis available; Windows/Mac)

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