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HyperRESEARCH logo Using HyperRESEARCH v 2.6

Below are links to materials that tell you how to undertake some of the basic activities in using HyperRESEARCH such as importing documents and starting projects, coding and its organisation, creating memos, text and code searching, reporting and retrieving information.

Many software developers now produce their own teaching materials that cover the basics of the software use. Where this is so the links below are to their materials. In other cases there are links to materials on this site that cover older versions of the software to help those who are still using these versions.

HyperRESEARCH was first released in 1991 and has been upgraded and developed many times since. Version 2 offered the ability to use images, audio files and video files in the study and came in parallel Mac and Windows versions. Versions since have introduced several other facilities. For example version 2.8 introduced the ability to produce a report of the frequency of use of the codes. The tutorials below refer to version 2.6. The latest version (at the time of writing, Dec. 2009) is version 2.8.3. But the interface is very similar to 2.6 so you can use these tutorials to get you started with version 2.8.


Developers tutorials

ResearchWware Inc. has produced some paper-based tutorials for HyperRESEARCH. These are also included in the program package.


Symbols and Conventions


General Transcription Guidelines

Preparing data

Importing documents etc.



Dealing with variables

Saving and Backing up


Organising coding

Text and code searches