A short follow-up to my post Content Analysis and the Internet.
When conducting qualitative analysis, it certainly helps to to have some tools to speed the process. With that, I found the following software packages while writing the research design detailed in the above post.
First, there's MAXQDA:
"MAXQDA supports all individuals performing qualitative data analysis and helps to systematically evaluate and interpret texts. It is also a powerful tool for developing theories and testing the theoretical conclusions of the analysis. It is used in a wide range of academic and non-academic disciplines, such as in Sociology, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Anthropology, Education, Marketing, Economics and Urban Planning."
Pretty sweet, eh?
But wait, there's more! Here's ATLAS.ti:
"ATLAS.ti is a powerful workbench for the qualitative analysis of large bodies of textual, graphical, audio and video data. Sophisticated tools help you to arrange, reassemble, and manage your material in creative, yet systematic ways. ATLAS.ti keeps you focused on the material itself."
No, I'm not trying to sell you anything--heck, I wish I could pay for them myself. Both products offer free trials, though, if you want to take them for a whirl.