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Software and Tools

Using the right tool can make your research process more efficient. You are always welcome to discuss which tool best meet your specific needs. A list of widely used tools is presented below. These resources can be of help during different parts of the research process.

  • Nvivo: Tool for analyzing qualitative data.
  • Excel: Programme for working with spreadsheats.
  • QGIS: Open source geographic information system
  • OpenRefine: Open source tool for cleaning and transforming data.
  • Collectica for excel: Easy way to create better metadata to your excel spreadsheets
  • SPSS: Programme for working with statistical data.
  • Gephi: Open source software for visualization and network analysis.
  • CLAN: Free programme for transcribing and analysing spoken language.
  • Mindjet: Mind mapping software to be used for project managing, brainstorming, event planning, etc.
  • Filemaker Pro: Tool for building databases.
  • Transkribus: Transcription and text recognition platform

Contact the IT unit for more information on how to install and the costs involved.

The Humanities Lab offer both longer courses and shorter tutorials on some of the tools frequently used at the lab. They also have a number of handy written guides.