HyperRESEARCH a product of ResearchWare Inc.
We thank Ann Dupuis of ResearchWare for contributing to these companion web pages.
HyperRESEARCH provides a flexible range of different ways to handle the analysis of qualitative data - good coding tools, memoing, case-based data organisation, in-context retrieval, interrogation and mapping functions are applicable to multiple media data types. HyperTranscribe (sister package) provides compatible transcription of digital media
Getting started in HyperRESEARCH
As you will see in the subsequent pages – there are various types of data which can be imported and some of them are auto-processed as they are imported.
- You can create an empty project and later add different data types
- You can use the ‘mixed methods importer’ to import a spreadsheet of mixed quantitative and qualitative data and the software auto-processes the information on import.
These pages are followed by other tasks of data import, data preparation, organisation, coding and analysis.
Ann Dupuis has oriented some exercises loosely using case study B data (Financial Downturn). She provides a selection of ideas for analytic actions using focus group data and survey data from a spread sheet. Note that once you are working in a software ‘project’ there is no clear linearity or set sequence in the way things have to be achieved so you can draw flexibly from each set of exercises.
In Chapter 5 to help get you started, we talk about productive things you can do in the early stages of setting up a ‘project’ in software. Experimenting with these processes where relevant in your chosen software will help to become familiar with useful entities in the software. We keep the subject matter of other chapters in mind as the step by step tasks in these pages get deeper into the interpretive and interrogation processes of analysing different media. Varied approaches to qualitative data analysis inform how we discuss the functions of software. Get Started!
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