HyperRESEARCH™ enables you to code and retrieve, build theories, and conduct analyses of your data. Now with advanced multimedia capabilities, HyperRESEARCH allows you to work with text, graphics, audio, and video sources — making it an invaluable research analysis tool. HyperRESEARCH is a solid code-and-retrieve data analysis program, with additional theory building features provided by the Hypothesis Tester. HyperRESEARCH has been in use by researchers in the Social Sciences and other fields since it was first introduced in 1991. The latest version incorporates features and interface design decisions inspired by years of feedback from our customers and reviewers.
Who uses HyperRESEARCH?
- • Social Sciences: Assists with performing qualitative analysis of textual or multi-media data collected during intenstive or focus grous interviews. Allows researchers from several projects or the same project to merge their data.
- • Marketing and Political Research: Quickly analyzes major themes from focus group data to ascertain the major issues or themes that emerge from group discussion.
- • Medicine: Assists with medical diagnoses by enabling doctors and nurses to look for common elements across clinical cases. Multi-media analysis of clinical data adds important information for clinical diagnosis and provides powerful multi-media presentation of clinical cases for classroom teaching.
- • Law: Enables lawyers to analyze court transcripts and records.
- • Easy-to-use Interface: HyperRESEARCH offers the same intuitive case-based interface on all supported platform. Our customers tell us that HyperRESEARCH is so easy to learn and use that it lets them focus more on their research, and minimizes the need for costly workshops and further software instruction. It provides a turnkey solution by employing a built-in help system and several tutorials with step-by-step instructions. The functional simplicity and reliability of the software combined with its powerful advanced features make HyperRESEARCH an excellent tool for qualitative researchers at any level.
- • Fully Cross-Platform: The latest version of HyperRESEARCH is designed from the ground up to work well on Microsoft Windows® and Apple's OS X®. We deliver a consistent experience on both platforms while adhering to the conventions users expect on each. The HyperRESEARCH study file format and all of the various media types supported will work equally well regardless of which operating system you use.
- • Multi-Media Capabilities: HyperRESEARCH allows you to work with text, graphics, audio, and video source material in any of these popular formats:
Category Format Description Win Type Mac Type Text Plain Text .txt TEXT Images Windows Bitmap .bmp BMPf Graphics Interchange Format (89a) .gif GIFf Joint Photographic Experts Group .jpg or .jpeg JPEG Portable Network Graphics .png PNGf Macintosh PICT Format N/A PICT Portable Bitmap Graphics .pbm PBMF Audio 3GPP .3gp 3GPP Audio Interchange File Format• .aif or .aiff AIFF MPEG-1 Layer-3* .mp3 MPG3 QuickTime Audio* .mov MooV Windows WAVE* .wav WAVE Sun AU .au AUFF Video Video for Windows* .avi VfW DV video stream file .dv DVSF Motion Picture Experts Group* .mpg or .mpeg MPEG QuickTime Video* .mov MooV Shockwave Flash animation* .swf SWFL Animated GIF 89a files* .gif GIFf
- • Comprehensive Code-and-Retrieve Functions: HyperRESEARCH allows you to select any chunk of text (from 1 character to an entire file) and apply any number of code names to the chunk. Recall your codes by name, or select them based on proximity to other codes. View codes in context, in the margin of your Source Text window; or create an exportable report that organizes the specific data you ask for by case or by code name. Reports can be hyperlinked back to the original source material.
- • Code Annotation and Descriptions (Memoing): Select a code reference on a case card, click the Annotate button, and add up to 64,000 characters of information per reference. Use the Code List Editor to enter a code definition for any of your master codes. Great for quick reference when decided exactly which code to apply to a source chunk — especially when several researchers are working on the same study.
- • Flexible Autocoding: Autocode multiple sources to multiple cases, looking for multiple phrases in a single pass. Specify a number of characters, words, or lines before and/or after the found phrases to be included in the chunk selected for autocoding.
- • Code Mapping: Use the Code Map Window to graphically represent relationships between your master codes.
- • Hypothesis Testing: Unique to HyperRESEARCH it its Hypothesis tester, which applies rule-based "expert systems" techniques to perform in-depth analyses of your coded data to see whether the coding supports your hypothesis.