Re: Query: Info management

Michael Cahill (MCBlueline@AOL.COM)
Thu, 3 Oct 1996 09:50:19 -0400

Recently, a colleague in Canada wrote to me about QSR (Qualitative Data
analysis Software), which stands for -- believe it or not --
Nonnumerical Unstructured Data Indexing, Searching and Theorizing. It's put
out by Scolari (Sage Publications Software). He says that it "allows for
spatial organization of a
variety of data sources in a graphical tree format that seems to give a
good representation of intuitive arrangement/rearrangement of linkages on
several levels."

According to a brochure I've received, "places no restriction on
methodology." It supports: grounded theory; survey data; case studies;
focus groups; phenomenology; field research; and action research.

The cost is $559. For information, e-mail: There's also
a WWW site at:

If anyone has used, please send along a note about your experience
with it. We'd appreciate any information.

According to my contact, "Family Tree Maker is also very good for charting
social linkages between individuals. The latter can represent social
networks visually and turn up some interesting connections." Very
interesting (and thanks so much!).

Mike Cahill