just noticed that i replied to a March 2003 message about HyperResearch,
thinking it was an August 2004 message -
...never mind - HyperResearch is due for airing!
I will try to keep a better grip in future!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ann Lewins" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, August 27, 2004 1:22 PM
Subject: Re: HyperResearch
> Christina Silver and I are currently creating a comparative document - it
> will be up on the web pages of the CAQDAS Networking Project shortly -
> listing distinctive functionality of each software etc.,
> If you woudl like that section of the file where I list the distinctive
> asepcts of the functionality of Hyperresearch with a bit more detail and
> graphics- get in touch with me - PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT HIT REPLY BUTTON -
> [log in to unmask] ...meanwhile here are some general comments about
> HyperResearch - though the comments are not aimed at Mac users
> but its built for MACs and PC's
> HyperResearch - general comments
> - The unit of the analysis is the 'case' not the File, any number of
> files can be referenced to a case (or to any number of cases) - this means
> files are not hard wired to cases, so you need to take care you uare in
> correct case, when you code a passage within one file. When in coding mode
> the user must always be aware what case is open.
> - The hypothesis tester and the 'Themes' which can then be assigned
> to cases as a result, provide an understandable and clearly visible way of
> categorising cases by higher concepts. The fact that further hypothesis
> tests can include these 'themes' as criteria for selection underlines the
> importance of understanding how at this stage, the case increasingly
> the unit of analysis (though of course you may only have one file in each
> - Interactivity and hyperlinks between case cards, reports,
> annotations is very good. One click or at most a double click provides
> access to the whole file with relevant data highlighted.
> - The report builder - and the subsequent reports are unusual and
> useful. The user has complete control about how much information is
> in the report. In the report itself, the coded segments are hyper- linked
> to source text (one click) whether the actual text of the segment is
> included in the report or whether its just a listed reference to the
> - The code map is cumbersome to use, but acts for a different
> to other mapping tools mentioned. It mainly acts as a filtering /searching
> device. However its use to graphically describe relationships is limited
> since currently you cannot have more than one code map at a time.
> Ann Lewins
> Ann Lewins, Manager
> Christina Silver, Resource Officer
> CAQDAS Networking Project
> Dept of Sociology, University of Surrey
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Rebecca Crawford" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Wednesday, March 19, 2003 9:06 PM
> Subject: Re: HyperResearch
> > Sue:
> > I can't say what it's like to use HyperResearch in the Mac environment,
> > I've used HyperResearch and N6 in the Windows environment and I felt
> > N6 was less cumbersome to use for some aspects, like importing text
> > documents and doing reports, but I am biased because I learned N6 first.
> > didn't feel that HyperResearch really was that much of an improvement
> > what I didn't like about N6. As always, since everyone has different
> > analytical needs, different software works best for different people. I
> > have yet to find a QDA package that meets all of my needs perfectly.
> > As for HyperResearch itself, it was easy to learn, easy to use, and did
> > what I needed it to, and I didn't have any support issues.
> > Rebecca Crawford
> > At 01:29 PM 3/19/2003 -0600, you wrote:
> > >As has been noted on this site before, developers of qualitative data
> > >analysis software provide very little support for Mac users. Other than
> > >the old NUD*IST (N4 by QSR), I can only find reference to HyperResearch
> > >as available for Mac.
> > >
> > >Has anyone used it? Any opinions that will allow me to compare
> > >HyperResearch with N4?
> > >
> > >I much appreciate your help.
> > >
> > >Sue Mutchler