The 26th President of the University of Vermont
Qualitative Research Software Available for Download
- By H. David Todd, AVP/CIO
UVM has added qualitative research tools to its portfolio of software in support of faculty and student scholarship. Evaluated and promoted by a small team of UVM qualitative research faculty, endorsed by the Faculty Senate Education and Research Technologies Committee (ERTC), and underwritten by Provost Knodell, we've added two packages from Researchware, Inc. to UVM's software library.
HyperRESEARCH is a solid code-and-retrieve data analysis program that enables you to code and retrieve text, build theories, and conduct analyses of your data. With its advanced multimedia capabilities, HyperRESEARCH allows you to work with text (including "rich text" and Unicode text), graphics, audio, and video sources — making it an invaluable research analysis tool. HyperRESEARCH also provides you with additional theory building features provided by the Theory Builder.
HyperTRANSCRIBE is ResearchWare's software product for transcribing audio and video files. HyperTRANSCRIBE lets you open and play most popular audio and video formats, and provides both
graphical and keyboard control to play, pause, and loop playback so your hands never have to leave the keyboard.
To download, simply go to the ETS software library site and log in with your NetID. Both packages are available for both Windows and Macintosh computers. Select your computer system, find the package you want, and click "Download". Be sure to download the license key files from the download page (follow the link on the note " During installation, you will need the information contained in this file.").
You may use the packages on a trial basis without the keys, but you'll need the license keys after the initial 30 -day period. UVM has licensed sufficient copies for faculty, staff, and students for an initial three-year period. Faculty who want their students to use those tools in their courses may direct them to download and install the software at no cost.
Researchware provides online tutorials and interactive training
on the use of the packages as well as easy-to-use documentation. Professor Meghan Cope from Geography will be coordinating webinar training and a user-group listserv and will be the initial contact person for the user group (firstname.lastname@example.org) -- watch for announcements in early January.