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AnSWR

Hypersoft v. 3.01

SuperHyperQual v. 2

CISAID

Kit

TAP (Text Analysis Package)

CDC EZ-Text

Kwalitan v. 4.0

The Ethnograph

Data Collector 2.0.2

QDA Miner

Weft QDA

ESA

QED Analysis

 

Ethno2

QUALPRO

 


AnSWR

Description:

AnSWR has been designed to meet the following QDA needs:

  • Coordination of team-based qualitative data analysis
  • Management of large, complex qualitative databases
  • Fully integrated quantitative data components
  • Structured codebook development
  • Hierarchical coding structures
  • Text coding
  • Intercoder agreement assessments, including kappa
  • Flexible reporting options with multiple selection criteria (files, codes, coders, quantitative variables)
  • Output formats that facilitate import into both quantitative and qualitative programs
Platform(s): Latest release as of 9/23/2005 - version 6.4.189 for Win 2000 and Win XP Only! VISTA, 95, 98 and ME are not supported.
Price: Free
Name and address of supplier:

Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention
National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Mail Stop E-49
1600 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30333

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Developer: Created by Centers for Disease Control: Information Systems Support Services (CISSS) Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Epidemology Branch
Supplier or developer URL: http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/software/answr.htm
Demo available at:

 

Other information: Manual: http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/software/answr.htm
Review(s), or article(s):

Codebook Development for Team-Based Qualitative Analysis -
(June 1998) - (PDF format - 42,044 bytes)

Table 1. Example of a codebook entry. (PDF format - 4,709 bytes)
Table 2. Examples of coded responses from a structured survey question     "How do you think you were exposed to HIV?" (PDF format - 5,383 bytes)
Figure 1. Testing and refining the codebook

Intercoder Agreement in Analysis of Responses to Open-Ended Interview Questions - (October 1996) - (PDF format - 28,958 bytes)

Table 1. Selected Examples of Codes and Definitions from Final Code Book
(PDF format - 2,921 bytes)
Table 2. Final Intercoder Agreement: Distribution of Code-Specific Kappa Values
(PDF format - 2,361 bytes)

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CISAID

Description:

Specifically designed to facilitate the in depth analysis of texts. Code-A-Text was written to help in the training of psychotherapists. It was originally designed to facilitate the analysis of therapeutic conversations where clinicians, teachers and research workers wanted to understand the ideas and structures underlying the "texts". Recently, Code-A-Text has been applied to other types of "texts", including process (field notes), responses to open ended questionnaires and reports. Code-A-Text supports the coding of documents, transcripts or sound files.

The Code-A-Text Integrated System for the Analysis of Interviews and Dialogues.  A very powerful system for studying documents which integrates qualitative and quantitative methods. The source documents can be text or questionnaires,  audio or video.

Platform(s): PC Windows 95 with Internet Explorer 5, Windows 98, Windows 2000, and NT4 with service pack 6a. C-I-Said is a legacy product and may not work on modern operating systems.
Price: It is freeware and no longer supported.
Name and address of supplier: http://micabrera.co.uk/code-a-text/
Supplier Tel/Fax:
Supplier e-mail: cisaid@code-a-text.co.uk
Developer: Alan Cartwright PhD, LRPS
Supplier or developer URL: http://micabrera.co.uk/code-a-text/
Demo available at: http://micabrera.co.uk/CISAID.zip
Other information: User guide: http://www.code-a-text.co.uk/User%20Guide.pdf
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CDC EZ-Text

Description:

"CDC EZ-Text" is a software program developed to assist researchers create, manage, and analyze semi-structured qualitative databases. Researchers can design a series of data entry templates tailored to their questionnaire. These questionnaires are usually administered during face-to-face interviews with a sample of respondents. A response to a question may be entered into EZ-Text either as a verbatim transcript (e.g., from a tape recording), or a summary generated from the interviewer's notes. Data from respondents can be typed directly into the templates or copied from word processor documents. Following data entry, investigators can interactively create on-line codebooks, apply codes to specific response passages, develop case studies, conduct database searches to identify text passages that meet user-specified conditions, and export data in a wide array of formats for further analysis with other qualitative or statistical analysis software programs. Project managers can merge data files generated by different interviewers for combined cross-site analyses. 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.

Platform(s):  
Price: Free
Name and address of supplier: Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention
National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Mail Stop E-49
1600 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30333
Supplier Tel/Fax:
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Developer: Created by Centers for Disease Control: Information Systems Support Services (CISSS) Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Epidemology Branch
Supplier or developer URL: http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/software/ez-text.htm
Demo available at:

 

Other information:

FAQs: http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/software/ez-text/faq.htm
Manual: http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/software/ez-text.htm

Review(s), or article(s):

Codebook Development for Team-Based Qualitative Analysis -
(June 1998) - (PDF format - 42,044 bytes)

Table 1. Example of a codebook entry. (PDF format - 4,709 bytes)
Table 2. Examples of coded responses from a structured survey question     "How do you think you were exposed to HIV?" (PDF format - 5,383 bytes)
Figure 1. Testing and refining the codebook

CDC EZ-Text: Software for Management and Analysis of Semistructured Qualitative Data Sets - (February 1998) - (PDF format - 43,426 bytes)

Figure 1. Example of an EZ-Text Interview Information Screen
Figure 2. Example of an EZ-Text Open-ended Questions Screen
Figure 3. Example of an EZ-Text Codebook Screen
Figure 4. Example of an EZ-Text Coding Form Screen

Intercoder Agreement in Analysis of Responses to Open-Ended Interview Questions - (October 1996) - (PDF format - 28,958 bytes)

Table 1. Selected Examples of Codes and Definitions from Final Code Book
(PDF format - 2,921 bytes)
Table 2. Final Intercoder Agreement: Distribution of Code-Specific Kappa Values
(PDF format - 2,361 bytes)

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Data collector 2.0.2 No longer available

Description: This tool enables educators, researchers and students to organize and analyse qualitative data in an easy-to-use format. The Data Collector stack aids researchers in analysing textual data obtained from interviews, observation, surveys, journals and other documents in order to look for patterns and identify themes. It features a coding menu, Boolean searching, sorting options, comparative viewing and the ability to import and export text.
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ESA

Description: Event Structure Analysis (ESA) is an on-line Java program that helps you analyze sequential events. Prerequisite analysis produces a diagram showing how some events are necessary for other events, and how abstract events are represented in concrete happenings. You can test whether the diagram works as a grammar explaining the sequence of events. Composition analysis involves coding agent, action, object, instrument, setting, alignment, product, and beneficiary of each event. This lets you determine how people, things, and actions were linked by the events. ESA updates Ethno, published for DOS computers in 1988, which dealt only with prerequisite analysis.
Platform(s): Any platform with browser supporting Java, eg. Win 95, Macintosh PPC, UNIX.
Price: Free
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Developer: Written by David Heise
Supplier or developer URL:

http://www.indiana.edu/~socpsy/ESA/

Demo available at:
Other information: Tutorial: http://www.indiana.edu/~socpsy/ESA/Tutorial.html
Review(s), or article(s): http://www.indiana.edu/~socpsy/ESA/ESApubs.html
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Ethno2

Description:

Ethno 2 is an on-line Java program that helps you analyze sequential events. Prerequisite analysis produces a diagram showing how some events are necessary for other events, and how abstract events are represented in concrete happenings. You can test whether the diagram works as a grammar explaining the sequence of events. Composition analysis involves coding agent, action, object, instrument, setting, alignment, product, and beneficiary of each event. This lets you determine how people, things, and actions were linked by the events. Ethno 2 updates DOS Ethno, which dealt only with prerequisite analysis.

Platform(s): PC compatible with 512KB RAM; DOS 2.1 or higher.
Price: Free
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http://www.indiana.edu/~socpsy/ESA/home.html

Demo available at:
Other information:

Tutorial: http://www.indiana.edu/~socpsy/ESA/Tutorial.html
Both Ethno2 and DOS Ethno may be downloaded from:http://www.indiana.edu/~socpsy/ESA/downloading.html

Review(s), or article(s):

Using Computers in Qualitative Research London: Sage 1991
References: http://www.indiana.edu/~socpsy/ESA/ESApubs.html

W. Corsaro and D. Heise, "Event structure models from ethnographic data." C. Clogg (ed.), Sociological Methodology: 1990 (Cambridge, MA: Basil Blackwell, 1990), pp. 1-57

"Event Structure Analysis: A qualitative model of quantitative research." Pp. 136-163 in Nigel Fielding and Raymond Lee (Eds.), Using Computers in Qualitative Research (Newbury Park, CA: 1991, Sage).

D. Heise and A. Durig, "Qualitative models." Vol. III, pp. 1582-1586. E. Borgatta and M. Borgatta (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Sociology (New York: Macmillan, 1992).

"Computer assistance in qualitative sociology." Social Science Computer Review, 10 (1992): 531-543.

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Hypersoft v. 3.01 No longer available

Description: Hypersoft 3.01 is designed as a core application to which you can add other tools as required. It supports conceptualization and comparison through 'index & retrieve' procedures. Conceptualization is supported by integrating categories and memos with text entries and providing a dictionary for defining and logging concepts. When inspecting index files, you can switch instantly between viewing your category, memo, text and info entries. Comparison is supported through procedures for selecting cases for analysis, retrieving index entries and reviewing results. The most innovative features lie in the add-on tools which support for example linking, mapping and matrix analysis. Some 30 additional procedures can be acquired individually or in families as they become available.
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Developer: Ian Dey, The Department of Social Policy, The University of Edinburgh
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Demo available at:  
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Review(s), or article(s):

Richard Kiely, Frank Bechhofer, Robert Stewart, David McCrone, (2001) The markers and rules of Scottish national identity, The Sociological Review, Volume 49, Issue 1, Page 33-55, Feb

David McCrone, Robert Stewart, Richard Kiely, Frank Bechhofer, (1998) Who are we? Problematising national identity , The Sociological Review, Volume 46, Issue 4, Page 629-652, Nov

Richard Kiely, Frank Bechhofer, David McCrone Birth, (2005) blood and belonging: identity claims in post-devolution Scotland, The Sociological Review, Volume 53, Issue 1, Page 150-171, Feb

Richard Kiely, David McCrone, Frank Bechhofer and Robert Stewart (2000) 'Debatable Land: National and Local Identity in a Border Town' Sociological Research Online, vol. 5, no. 2, http://www.socresonline.org.uk/5/2/kiely.html

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Kit No longer available

Description: Kit (Qualitative Interview and Therapy Analysis) is a computer program to analyse qualitative data, where the qualitative data is represented as near as possible to the original source. Interviews, speeches or talks are saved either directly on the computer or transferred from recordings to the computer. You get the intentions in voices, the emotions in voices - and a real time frame. Avoids many errors or interpretations encountered in transcriptions and the burden of transcription. Searching through tapes just to find one spot is very slow, meaning you can easily lose the track of the enquiry - this is eliminated in Kit by the quick jumping and shifting
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Kwalitan v. 5.1

Description: Kwalitan is menu driven, supporting the analysis of qualitative data, such as the protocols of interviews and observations, or existing written material, such as articles from newspapers, annual reports of enterprises, ancient manuscripts. The program has been developed in accordance with the narrowly elaborated procedures of the so called grounded theory approach, in which the researcher tries to generate a theoretical framework by means of an interpretative analysis of the qualitative material. The program can also be used in situations in which the researcher already has a theoretical framework and an elaborate list of codes.
Platform(s): Windows 95, 98, NT, ME
Price: Standard licence €406 Academic licence €315
Name and address of supplier:

Science Plus Group
Zernikelaan 6
9747 AA Groningen
The Netherlands

Supplier Tel/Fax: Tel. +31 (0)50 579 12 70
Fax +31 (0)50 579 12 71
Supplier e-mail: info@scienceplus.nl
info@kwalitan.net
Developer: Vincent Peters (PC)
Supplier or developer URL:

http://www.kwalitan.net/engels/index.html

Demo available at: http://www.kwalitan.net/engels/index.html
Other information: Discussion list: http://www.kwalitan.net/engels/index.html
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QED Analysis No longer available

Description:

This program is developed for researchers working with qualitative data (interviews, observation-data, questionnaires, monographs, archive materials, etc.). Use QED-Analysis for efficient storage and retrieval, or for highly structured, cyclical coding and hypothesis testings. Provides an on-line notebook, in which you can make notes, jot down thoughts, provide documentation on codes and sets, or just brainstorm. You can create lasting links between these notes, organized on cards, and data cards or codes. You can define your own way of organizing the data by dividing the data into meaningful chunks, placed on data cards. QED allows you to define up to three variables in each data file to identify the data on the cards.

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QDA Miner

Description:

QDA Miner is an easy-to-use qualitative data analysis software package for coding textual data, annotating, retrieving and reviewing coded data and documents. The program can manage complex projects involving large numbers of documents combined with numerical and categorical information. QDA Miner also provides a wide range of exploratory tools to identify patterns in codings and relationships between assigned codes and other numerical or categorical properties.

Platform(s): Windows 98 or later
Price: Standard licence £255, Academic licence £165
Name and address of supplier:

Kovach Computing Services
85 Nant-y-Felin
Pentraeth, Isle of Anglesey
LL75 8UY
Wales, U.K.

Supplier Tel/Fax:

Tel.(UK): 01248-450414, (Intl.): +44-1248-450414
Fax (UK): 020-8020-0287, (Intl.): +44-20-8020-0287

Supplier e-mail:

Sales: sales@kovcomp.com
Support: support@kovcomp.com
Enquiries: info@kovcomp.com

Developer:
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Supplier: http://www.kovcomp.co.uk/QDAMiner/
Developer: http://www.provalisresearch.com/QDAMiner/QDAMinerDesc.html

Demo available at: http://www.kovcomp.co.uk/QDAMiner/downl.html
Other information:  
Review(s), or article(s): http://www.linguistlist.org/issues/15/15-1243.html
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QUALPRO No longer available

Description: This qualitative data analysis package has a two-step coding procedure. The basic coding and retrieving functions are provided by the main program. The auxiliary functions are grouped together as utilities. The program supports intercoder reliability measures. It works with pairs of identical copies of data files that were coded by different people or at different times. The researcher can create a table that shows for each line of text which code was attached by which coder, thus supporting the training of coders.
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Developer: Dr. Bernard Blackman
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Review(s), or article(s):

Using Computers in Qualitative Research London: Sage 1991

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SuperHyperQual

Description:

SuperHyperQual is the latest version of the classic Mac HyperQual software for qualitative (text) data analysis.  SuperHyperQual continues to be a valuable tool for storing, managing, organizing, and analyzing qualitative (text) data.  Effectively handles structured and unstructured interviews, observations, documents, and research memos. 

Platform(s): Mac 8.6, 9.X., OS X and Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP
Price: In USA: $180.00 + p&p.
Name and address of supplier: HyperQual
9723 Boerne Haze
Boerne, TX 78006
Supplier Tel/Fax:

TEL: (830) 755-5489    
FAX:  (830) 755-5489

Supplier e-mail: rvpadilla1@gmail.com  
Developer: Produced by: Raymond V. Padilla
Supplier or developer URL: http://sites.google.com/site/hyperqual/Home
Demo available at: SHG guide for Windows or Mac:http://sites.google.com/site/hyperqual/user-guides
Other information:
Review(s), or article(s): Using Computers in Qualitative Research London: Sage 1991
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TAP (Text Analysis Package) No Longer available

Description: TAP is a series of procedures for analysing any type of text data. With TAP it is possible to add codes to a text file; to search for patterns among the codes; to retrieve lines of text associated with codes or code patterns; and to compute frequency tables for codes.
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Developer: Kriss A. Drass, Dept. of Sociology, Southern Methodist Univ., Dallas, TX 75275, USA.
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Review(s), or article(s):

Using Computers in Qualitative Research London: Sage 1991

Drass, K A (1980). "Analysis of Qualitative Data: A Computer Program". In: Urban Life. 9 pp 332-353.

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The Ethnograph

Description: Version 4.0 of this qualitative data analysis package allows for one or two-step coding procedures. The program creates a master code list from which the researcher can choose when coding. Correcting and changing of any coding is well-supported. Searches can be made for codes that co-occur anywhere in the same file and code frequencies can be computed. New Features include on screen coding, Memos, Master List (Create lists of all the code words and identifiers in data files. Select codes from lists for searches and for coding), Code Book, Editor, Search Filters (Use Face Sheets, Identifier Sheets, and Identifiers to filter a search), Search Output Types (Generate output as segments, summary reports or frequencies)
Platform(s): PC compatible (2MB RAM 2MB HD)
Price: Educational licence $295, Student Licence $200
Name and address of supplier:

Qualis Research Associates
P.O. Box 50437,  
Colorado Springs, CO 80949

Supplier Tel/Fax: Tel: 719-278-0925 
Supplier e-mail: qualis@qualisresearch.com
Developer:  John Seidel, Qualis Research Associates
Supplier or developer URL:

http://www.qualisresearch.com/

Demo available at: http://www.qualisresearch.com/
Other information: Users comments: http://www.qualisresearch.com/
Review(s), or article(s):

Lee Monaghan, Michael Bloor, Russell P Dobash and Rebecca E Dobash (2000) 'Drug-Taking, 'Risk Boundaries' and Social Identity: Bodybuilders' Talk about Ephedrine and Nubain'. Sociological Research Online, vol. 5, no. 2, http://www.socresonline.org.uk/5/2/monaghan.html

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Weft QDA

Description:

A  free qualitative analysis software application. Weft QDA is intended to provide  a generic 'code and retrieve' package for the analysis of textual data. It was  originally written for the analysis of interview and field data from a MSc  research project on credit unions in South London.

IMPORTANT: This is offered as a demonstration only. This has not been extensively  tested; some or all of it may not work. You should NOT use this application  for anything involving deadlines or money. On the other hand, the developer says he is very happy  to help with any problems with the installer or the application; please email  him with any feedback: qda@pressure.to

Platform(s):

Windows
If you're on Windows, you should probably just download this installer:
weft-qda-install.exe [2.24MB - version 0.9.6 - 07/07/2005]

Price: Free
Name and address of supplier:  
Supplier Tel/Fax:  
Supplier e-mail: qda@pressure.to
Developer:  
Supplier or developer URL:

http://www.pressure.to/qda/

Demo available at:

 

Other information: Manual: http://www.pressure.to/qda/doc/
Mailing list: http://rubyforge.org/mailman/listinfo/weft-qda-users
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