READING

Qualitative Software

The following companies provide software designed for analysis of qualitative data of all kinds including text, audio, and video.    

Product: AccuLine
Developer: Harpe & Associates Ltd.
Developer Site: http://www.harpe.ca/
Platform: Windows PC
Price: $379 per year for AccuLine Primary (Elementary schools); $779 per year for Acculine Professional (Jr. and Senior high schools); $2500 per year for AccuLine Scholastic (colleges and technical institutions); $5000 per year for Acculine Academic  (post-secondary and enterprise)
Scope: Digital Automated Scoring
Free Trial Download: http://www.harpe.ca/Download.php (For PC) Requires access code.


Product: AnSWR
Developer: Centers for Disease Control: Information Systems Support Services (CISSS) Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Epidemology Branch 
Developer Site: http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/software/answr.htm
Platform: Windows 95,98, NT, 2000, ME, or XP
Price: Freeware Software
Scope: Primarily text analysis
Free Download: http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/software/answr/ver3d.htm


Product: Atlas.ti
Developer:
Thomas Muhr
Developer Site:
http://www.atlasti.com/index.php
Platform:
Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0
Price:
$395.00 (Educational-Single Copy); $715.00 (Standard- Single Copy); $1,580.00 (Educational-5 Pack); $2,860.00 (Standard-5 Pack); $1,440.00 (Educational Workstation-Qty. 5); $2,640.00 (Standard Workstation-Qty. 5)
Scope:
Text, digital Audio and Video Analysis
Free Trial Download:
http://www.atlasti.com/download.php


Product: Behavior Evaluation Strategies and Taxonomies software Version 3.0 (BEST)
Developer:
SKWare (Subsidiary of Educational Consulting) 
Developer Site:
http://www.skware.com/
Platform: Windows 95,98,NT,2000
Price:
$499 (Educational-Single Copy); $650 (Standard- Single Copy); $399 (Educational-5 Qty); $520 (Standard-5 Qty); $750 (Educational Workstation-Qty5); $975 (Standard Workstation-Qty. 5)
Scope:
Primarily text analysis
Free Trial Download:
http://www.skware.com/Upgrades.htm


Product: CDC EZ-Text
Developer:
Centers for Disease Control
Developer Site:
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/software/ez-text.htm
Platform: Windows 95,98, NT, 2000, ME, or XP
Price:
Freeware Software
Scope:
Primarily text analysis
Free Trial Download:
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/software/ez-text.htm


Product: C-I-SAID version 1.0
Developer:
Code-A-Text Ltd 
Developer Site:
http://www.code-a-text.co.uk/index.htm
Platform: Windows 95,98, NT
Price:
$ 315 (Educational-Single Copy); $ 555 (Standard- Single Copy); $ 1,260 (Educational-5 Pack, Single User); $ 2,220 (Standard-5 Pack, Single User)
Scope:
Primarily text analysis
Free Download:
http://www.code-a-text.co.uk/cisaid.htm


Product: Dedoose
Developer:
Sociocultural Research Consultants
Developer Site:
http://www.dedoose.com
Platform:
Web Based Rich Internet Application – PC, Mac (OSX), Linux
Price:
Free to try for a month, around $11 / Month afterwards
Scope:
Powerful, Collaborative, and Easy to use Qualitative and Mixed Method Research and Analysis
Free Download:
http://www.dedoose.com


Product: ELAN
Developer: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics Developer Site:
http://www.lat-mpi.eu/tools/tools/elan
Platform: Windows 2000/XP/Vista, MacOS X, Linux
Price: Freeware
Product Scope: Digital Audio and Video Annotation Free Download:
http://www.lat-mpi.eu/tools/elan/download


Product: Ethno 2
Developer:
David Heise 
Developer Site:
http://www.indiana.edu/%7Esocpsy/ESA/
Platform: Windows/PC (Java enable)
Price:
Freeware
Scope:
Text Analysis
Free Trial Download:
http://www.indiana.edu/~socpsy/ESA/downloading.html


Product: EthoVision XT
Developer: Noldus Information Technology
Developer Site: http://www.noldus.com/animal-behavior-research/products/ethovision-xt
Platform: Windows XP and Windows 7
Price: Available on request
Scope: Video tracking software that tracks and analyzes the behavior, movement, and activity of any animal.
Free trial download: Available on request at http://info.noldus.com/free-software-trial. A tutorial can be found at: http://www.noldus.com/animal-behavior-research/products/ethovision-xt


Product: Ethnograph version 5.0
Developer:
Qualis Research Associate
Developer Site:
http://www.qualisresearch.com
Platform: Windows 3.1, 95, 98/PC
Price:
$295 (single copy); $200 (Student copy)
Scope:
Primarily text analysis
Free Trial Download:
http://www.qualisresearch.com/demo.htm


Product: EthoVision 2.3
Developer:
Noldus Information Technology 
Developer Site:
http://www.noldus.com/site/doc200403002
Platform:
Windows 98, 2000, XP, NT 4.0
Price:
http://www.noldus.com/site/doc200407016
Scope:
Digital Audio and Video Analysis


Product: HyperRESEARCH 2.8.2
Developer: ResearchWare Inc
Developer Site: http://www.researchware.com/
Platform: MacOS, Windows
Price: $370 USD (Student discounts and institutional licensing is available. See http://www.researchware.com/hr-offer.htm for Student pricing. Contact support@researchware.com for Institutional licensing.)
Scope: Qualitative analysis of text, images, audio, and video source material, code maps, auto coding, and much more.
Free Trial Download: http://www.researchware.com/hr/downloads.html


Product: HyperTRANSCRIBE 1.5
Developer: ResearchWare Inc
Developer Site: http://www.researchware.com/
Platform: MacOS, Windows
Price: $99 USD (Student discounts and institutional licensing is available. See http://www.researchware.com/ht-offer.htm for Student pricing. Contact support@researchware.com for Institutional licensing.)
Scope: Transcription of audio or video source materials for qualitative analysis.
Free Trial Download: http://www.researchware.com/ht/downloads.html


Product: InterClipper Professional v1.1.3
Developer:
DocuMat, LLC  
Developer Site:
http://www.interclipper.com/
Platform: Windows 95/98/NT
Price:
$495 (download) + $15 (CD-ROM version)
Scope:
Digital Audio, Video analysis
Free Trial Download:
http://www.interclipper.com/DownLoadForm.html


Product: INTERACT
Developer:
Mangold Software & Consulting
Developer Site:
www.behavioral-research.com
Platform: Windows ME, NT, 2000, XP
Price:
Available on request to info@mangold.de
Scope:
Multimedia Video Analysis for behavioral research
Free Trial Download:
Available on request to info@mangold.de


Product: INTEXT 4.1
Developer:
Harald Klein 
Developer Site:
http://www.intext.de/intexte.htm
Platform: MS-DOS (version 3.3 above)/Versions for 80386, 80486 and Pentium
Price: $27.40 (diskette version with a printed manual); $91.28 (student version); $273.85 (single version); $1,369.25 (network/institute version); $4,564.31 (campus license- 5 manuals)
Scope:
Primarily text analysis
Free Demo Download:
http://www.intext.de/ITX-TEST.EXE


Product: Kwalitan 5.0
Developer:
Department of Research Methodology, University of Nijmegen 
Developer Site:
http://www.kwalitan.net/engels/index.html
Product: Kwalitan 5.0
Platform:
Windows 95, 98, NT or ME
Price:
$289.80(Educational-Single Copy); $373.52 (Standard- Single Copy); $883.20 (Educational-Qty 3-5); $1.13 (Standard- Qty 3-5)
Scope:
Text, digital Audio and Video Analysis
Free Trial Download:
http://www.kwalitan.net/engels/downloaden.html


Product: MacSHAPA 1.03
Developer:
MacShapa
Developer Site:
http://www.aviation.uiuc.edu/institute/acadprog/epjp/macshapa.html
Platform: Mac
Price: Available on request
Email: sales@cpo.al.wpafb.af.mil


Product: MaxQDA
Developer:
MaxQDA 
Developer Site:
http://www.maxqda.com/
Platform: Windows/PC
Price:
$701
Scope:
Primarily text analysis
Free Trial Download:
http://www.maxqda.com/ (click on 'trial version')


Product: NVivo 10
Developer: QSR International Pty Ltd (QSR) 
Developer Site: http://www.qsrinternational.com
Platform:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, MIcrosoft Windows XP SP2+, Microsoft Vista
Price:
Contact QSR
Scope:
Text analysis. audio, video, PDF, photos, webpages, YouTube, and social media
Free Trial Download:
http://www.qsrinternational.com/products_free-trial-software.aspx


Product: OCS Tools 3.5
Developer: Triangle Research Collaborative, Inc
Developer Site: 
Platform:
Windows 95/98, 2000, XP, NT 4.0
Price:
Available on request info@TRCtech.com
Scope: Digital Audio and Video Analysis


Product: PolyAnalyst 4.5
Developer:
ProGAMMA International 
Developer Site:
http://www.gamma.rug.nl/
Platform: Windows 95, 98, 2000, XP or Windows NT
Price:
Available on request (info@progamma.nl)
Scope:
Text Analysis
Free Trial Download:
Available on request info@gamma.rug.nl


Product: QDA Miner
Developer: Provalis Research
Developer Site:  http://provalisresearch.com/products/qualitative-data-analysis-software/
Platform: Windows 98/NT/XP
Price: Academic: $255, Professional: $395
Scope: Text Analysis
Free Trial Download: http://provalisresearch.com/downloads/trial-versions/


Product: Qualitative Media Analyzer
Developer:
CVS Information System 
Developer Site:
http://www.cvs.dk/qma.htm
Platform: Windows/PC
Price:
Academic: $350, Professional: $475
Scope:
Digital Audio and Video Analysis


Product: Qualrus
Developer:
Idea Works, Inc 
Developer Site:
http://www.ideaworks.com/qualrus/index.html
Platform:
Windows 95, 98, Me, NT3.5, NT4, 2000 or XP
Price:
Available on request
Scope:
Text, digital Audio and Video Analysis


Product: Sign Stream Version 2.0
Developer Site:
http://www.bu.edu/asllrp/SignStream/index.html
Platform: Mac OS 8.0, QuickTime 3.0.2
Price: $
25.00 (Educational - One time fee); $10 (Student license)
Scope:
Digital Audio and Video Analysis
Free Trial:
Email to carol@bu.edu


Product: Survey Logix
Developer:
Sparklit 
Developer Site:
http://www.surveylogix.com
Price: $50 - $600
Scope:
Web-based Survey Development, Distribution, and Analysis
Survey Distribution: 
Internet
Online Survey Hosting Available:
Yes


Product: TACT Version 2.1
Developer:
IBM-University of Toronto
Developer Site:
http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/cch/tact.html
Platform: MS-DOS/Windows 3.11, 95/98
Price:
$50
Scope:
Primarily text analysis


Product: TAMS Analyzer
Developer:
Matthew Weinstein
Developer Site:
http://tamsys.sf.net/
Platform:
OSX, Linux (extremely limited version)
Price:
Free
Scope:
Textual analysis (transcripts, observation logs, etc)
Free Trial Download:
http://tamsys.sf.net/osxtams/download.html


Product: The Coding Analysis Toolkit (CAT)
Developer: The University of Pittsburgh
Developer Site: http://www.qdap.pitt.edu/
Price: Currently free, as the service is brand new and going through an extended beta test period
Platform: A web-based service suitable for Mac and PC platforms
Scope: Facilitate analysis of text datasets
Product Site: http://www.qdap.pitt.edu/cat.htm


Product: The Observer XT
Developer: Noldus Information Technology
Developer Site: http://www.noldus.com/human-behavior-research/products/the-observer-xt
Platform: Windows 7
Price: Available on request
Scope: Professional coding, analysis, and integration software.
Free trial download: Available on request at http://info.noldus.com/free-software-trial. A tutorial can be found at: http://www.noldus.com/human-behavior-research/products/the-observer-xt 


Product: Transana
Developer:
David Woods, Wisconsin Center for Education Research 
Developer Site: http://www.transana.org
Platform: Windows 3.0 or 3.1, Windows 95
Price:
$50.00 single user license, $500 multi-user license
Scope:
A tool for the transcription & qualitative analysis of audio & video data
Free Trial Download:
http://www.transana.org


Product: WordSmith 4.0
Developer:
Mike Scott 
Developer Site:http://www.lexically.net/wordsmith/
Product: WordSmith 4.0
Platform:
Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Win NT and Win 98
Price:
Available on request Mike.Scott@liv.ac.uk
Scope: Text Analysis


Product: WordStat
Developer:
Provalis Research
Developer Site: http://provalisresearch.com/products/content-analysis-software/  
Platform: Windows 98/NT/XP
Price: Academic: $375-$425, Professional: $525-$645
Scope: Text Analysis
Free Trial Download: http://provalisresearch.com/downloads/trial-versions/


Product: XSight
Developer:
QSR International Pty Ltd
Developer Site:
http://www.qsrinternational.com  
Platform:
Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Price:
Please contact QSR
Scope:
Text Analysis
Free Trial Download:
http://www.qsrinternational.com/products_free-trial-software.aspx