"CAT is a free service of the Qualitative Data Analysis Program (QDAP), and hosted by the University Center for Social and Urban Research, at the University of Pittsburgh, and QDAP-UMass, in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. CAT was the 2008 winner of the "Best Research Software" award from the organized section on Information Technology & Politics in the American Political Science Association." --from site
"The Compendium Institute is an open forum for the ongoing development and dissemination of the Compendium methodology and software tools. Compendium is about sharing ideas, creating artifacts, making things together, and breaking down the boundaries between dialogue, artifact, knowledge, and data." -- from the site
"QDA Miner Lite is a free and easy-to-use version of our popular computer assisted qualitative analysis software. It can be used for the analysis of textual data such as interview and news transcripts, open-ended responses, etc. as well as for the analysis of still images. " -- from the site
"TAMS stands for Text Analysis Markup System. It is a convention for identifying themes in texts (web pages, interviews, field notes). It was designed for use in ethnographic and discourse research.
TAMS Analyzer is a program that works with TAMS to let you assign ethnographic codes to passages of a text just by selecting the relevant text and double clicking the name of the code on a list. It then allows you to extract, analyze, and save coded information. TAMS Analyzer is open source; it is released under GPL v2. The Macintosh version of the program also includes full support for transcription (back space, insert time code, jump to time code, etc.) when working with data on sound files." from site
Popular Qualitative Analysis for Ethnographic Research
"‘Necessity,’ yet again, the ‘Mother of Invention.’ Eli Lieber, Ph.D., a research psychologist, started working Thomas S. Weisner, Ph.D., an anthropologist, at the UCLA Center for Culture in Health back in the late 1990s. Together, they co-direct a Lab that engages in and supports research where qualitative and/or mixed methods are being used. People who had tried traditional qualitative data analysis software were abandoning. Instead, tag, search, and retrieve macros in Word did most of what they needed and that was way cheaper and much easier to learn. So for mixed methods projects, survey data were being crunched in stats programs and, then, very manually, mapped to the qualitative results where charts could be built in Excel. The trend?—more and more mixed methods studies, people work on PCs and Macs—some barely comfortable with a word processor, and research teams spread out across the country." -- from the about us page of the site
"QDA Miner is an easy-to-use qualitative data analysis software package for coding, annotating, retrieving and analyzing small and large collections of documents and images. QDA Miner qualitative data analysis tool may be used to analyze interview or focus group transcripts, legal documents, journal articles, speeches, even entire books, as well as drawings, photographs, paintings, and other types of visual documents. - See more at: http://provalisresearch.com/products/qualitative-data-analysis-software/#sthash.PSaijV11.dpuf" -- from site