There are several packages out there for doing qualitative research that
might fill the bill. SPSS markets a rather simple one called TextSmart,
Scolari Software markets NUD*IST, which is very powerful, but comes with a
rather steep learning curve, You might do a search in HotBot, Lycos, etc.
for "Text Analysis" or "Content Analysis" software. The question of which
package to use revolves about what purposes the information gathered will
serve, and how will it be anlyzed/described.
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From: KMitch1988 <kmitch1988@AOL.COM>
To: SPSSX-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU <SPSSX-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
Date: Monday, February 08, 1999 9:23 AM
Subject: FREE ASSOCIATION RESPONSES
>Does anyone know if there is any software available for tabulating free
>association responses to open end questions?
>An example of a question on a survey regarding shampoo might be the
>What words first come to mind when you hear the phrase "Hair that has