ResearchWare, Inc. has released HyperRESEARCH 2.6, a multi-platform software package for qualitative analysis research. The new version is the first release of HyperRESEARCH for Mac OS X and offers new features and performance enhancements for all Mac OS and Windows operating systems.
HyperRESEARCH is used by researchers in social science, psychology, usability, and corporate marketing to identify and analyze patterns and trends among qualitative data from a variety of media file types, including text, images, audio, and video. HyperRESEARCH uses tools like case cards, codes, and annotations. HyperRESEARCH study and source files are fully cross-platform so users can trade work regardless of which operating system they're using.
HyperRESEARCH 2.6 adds native support for Mac OS X to its list of supported platforms, which includes all versions of Windows from 95 through XP and Mac OS 8 or later. The new version also adds a new option to instantly open the last file worked on, and enhanced performance for its Auto-Code and unique Hypothesis Tester features.
The freely downloadable version of HyperRESEARCH 2.6 has all features enabled with no time limits. Without a purchased registration code the only restrictions are limits on the number of codes and cases in the study, making the free version suitable for evaluation and teaching. A single-user license costs $370, with discounts available for volume purchases. Registered users of HyperRESEARCH 2.0 or later can upgrade to version 2.6 for free.