Friday, January 23, 2009

Research Software -- Helpful Links

Just compiling a list of useful links and notes on qualitative research software and reference management software. This post will be updated from time to time.

Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software (CAQDAS)
- Software to help with qualitative research.


Notes: NVivo

  • Handles more than text, can handle simplified Chinese.

Notes: MaxQDA
  • Easy to use.
  • Not as many features as NVivo.
  • Not available through the U, but has direct cheap student price
  • Student software cannot be upgraded.
Reference Management Software (RMS)
- Software that helps to organize bibliography and other references, including the ability to churn out a reference page automatically.


Notes: Refworks

  • Available for free through the U.

Further Questions

  1. Is there a software that handles both qualitative data analysis as well as reference management?

1 comment:

Helen Hayes said...

Researching and gathering data can really be one of the hardest tasks in dissertation writing. And sometimes, you can’t find some of the information you want to obtain as you can only get it on a certain place. Good thing there are online site like this website that help a lot when researching and writing. Anyway, good to see that you’ve used technology on your side to help you write your paper.