The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2012-06-19T06:04:55Z New technology from QSR International makes analyzing social media and online data easy 2012-06-19T06:04:55Z new-technology-from-qsr-international-makes-analyzing-social-media-and-online-data-easy QSR International today announced the release of NVivo 10, the first qualitative data analysis software that enables people to easily capture, work with and analyze social media and online data. Capitalizing on the rapid expansion of social media and the world’s rush to tools like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and more; this latest version of NVivo caters to a modern landscape and gives people the power to easily analyze every kind of information. CEO of QSR International, John Owen commented, “The way that we interact and communicate has changed rapidly with the advent of social media. Introducing NVivo 10 today, QSR International is delighted to be the first company to offer one comprehensive tool to efficiently capture, manage and analyze this ubiquitous data alongside other data types such as interviews or surveys – keeping NVivo users ahead of the curve. The new feature debuting in NVivo 10 enabling this greater analytical flexibility and efficiency is the NCapture browser add-on. Owen explains, “NCapture is powerful and intuitive new technology that will revolutionize and streamline the ways people can observe and listen, deeply analyze conversations, trends and their changes over time.” “With NCapture, anyone can quickly collect information from any web page, and from sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn and then analyze it in NVivo. NVivo 10’s powerful querying, text analysis and visualization tools like cluster maps and word trees will help to identify and test patterns and changes in trends, opinions, and sentiment for example.” NVivo 10 can also be used in conjunction with social media monitoring tools; allowing users to take their social media analysis further to gain deeper qualitative insights. As well as social media and web data, NVivo 10 supports new modes of data collection. With the ability to import files and notes from mobile apps like Evernote and from devices like iPhones and iPads, the information people collect on-the-go can be easily transferred into NVivo 10 for analysis. “NVivo 10 supports a broad spectrum of research activities and for a researcher like me, who examines online communication and social media, the ability to import webpages, tweets, and visualize social media data using NCapture is a very excitingdevelopment,” commented Dr Sarah Pasfield-Neofitou, Monash University. Offering users one great tool to support their research – whatever the topic – from start to finish, NVivo 10 is available at www.nvivo10.com. Australian technology company helps Christchurch rebuild 2011-09-29T02:10:48Z australian-technology-company-helps-christchurch-rebuild When the city of Christchurch – New Zealand’s second largest urban area and the economic hub of its South Island – was struck by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake in February 2011, it changed the landscape of the city forever and left its 376,000 population contemplating its future.More than six months on, Australian-based technology company QSR International’s innovative qualitative data analysis software NVivo 9 has helped make sure that the people of Christchurch have been able to have a say in the way their city is to be rebuilt.Following the earthquake, Christchurch City Council embarked on a public engagement campaign called Share an Idea aimed at maximizing the community’s involvement in redeveloping a sustainable and friendly central city. Suggestions from members of the public have been received in all forms, including comments on shareanidea.org.nz, as well as sticky notes, video clips, questionnaires, children’s art, video clips and telephone messages – in total, over 100,000 ideas were received. In order to evaluate these suggestions, Christchurch City Council engaged research services agency Academic Consulting Ltd which used NVivo 9 software alongside Council’s own researchers to analyse the public’s ideas.With the help of NVivo 9, Christchurch City Council was able to look at the data collected from the public and develop recommendations based on insight into what the community wanted. This information was then passed onto the planners designing the new city centre, ensuring that members of the public had a very real input into how their city is rebuilt. The analysis showed that things such as low rise, sustainable building that look good and function well, more green spaces in Cathedral Square and less concrete are all important considerations for the people who call Christchurch their home.Despite being one of the largest public consultation projects ever undertaken in the world, Patrick O’Neill, a lead Christchurch City Council researcher on the project, said that QSR’s NVivo technology made it a much simpler process. “The analysis of initial public ideas of what in normal times would be a two year scale project, took just eight weeks.”He commented, “NVivo 9 made it possible for us to look at the data in ways that simply would not have worked manually. For example, using the visualization tools such as word trees and tag clouds we were able to get a quick impression of the most important topics and give the planners immediate insight into the public’s ideas.”John Owen, CEO of QSR International, also commented, “We are extremely proud that our software is able to play some part in contributing to Christchurch’s ongoing recovery from such an overwhelming disaster. We look forward to seeing the Central City become a vibrant hub once more and a place that is a true reflection of its community.”-ENDS-About Christchurch City CouncilAs the second largest Council in New Zealand, Christchurch City Council is responsible for ensuring that its 368,900 residents are well governed and provided for. Find out more at http://www.ccc.govt.nz/ About Academic Consulting LtdAcademic Consulting was formed in 1999 by Lyn Lavery, after she identified a clear demand for research consultancy and software training, amongst academic researchers and students. She initially set up the company whilst completing her PhD in Educational Psychology. While offering training and consulting services, Lyn identified a potential need for the provision of various research services such as transcription, data entry, document formatting, and data analysis. Since then, the company has seen a huge growth, and there are now approximately 10 full and part-time staff working at the company's new office in Newmarket. Academic Consulting now offers a wide range of services relating to all stages of the research process. These services are utilised by academic researchers, postgraduate students, government departments, and corporate institutions. Find out more at http://www.academic-consulting.co.nz/ About Patrick O’NeillSince completion of Share an Idea, Patrick O’Neill has moved to Lincoln University’s AERU (Christchurch) as a Senior Researcher. AERU specializes in sustainable well-being social and economic research for New Zealand and overseas government departments, international agencies and private companies. Find out more at: http://www.lincoln.ac.nz.aeruAbout QSR InternationalQSR has offices in the UK, the USA and Australia. The company’s NVivo software helps users to access, organize and analyze unstructured information in material like documents, pictures, audio, video, spreadsheets and database tables. Over 500,000 people use the software, spanning more than 150 countries. Users come from virtually every field – from policy development and health, to academia, and program evaluation. QSR’s latest software package, NVivo 9, was released in October 2010. Built for team research, QSR’s NVivo Server 9 software lets users analyze and manage NVivo 9 projects centrally so that a team can work together on the same project at the same time. Find out more at www.qsrinternational.com NVivo 9 in more languages enhances qualitative analysis for researchers worldwide 2011-09-27T00:08:11Z nvivo-9-in-more-languages-enhances-qualitative-analysis-for-researchers-worldwide QSR International today announced that researchers around the world have access to its qualitative data analysis software NVivo 9 in five more languages, including Portuguese for the first time ever. While NVivo has always been able to handle data in virtually any language, NVivo 9 software is now available in Simplified Chinese, Spanish, German, French, Portuguese and English – making NVivo more accessible than ever to researchers worldwide. NVivo software is already used by academic, health and government researchers in over 150 countries and now Chinese, Spanish, German, French and Portuguese speakers can use NVivo 9’s powerful analysis tools to analyze and gain insight from unstructured information such as documents, surveys, audio, video and pictures in their own language. QSR International CEO, John Owen said that QSR is delighted to be offering greater accessibility to qualitative data analysis software for researchers around the world. “Giving researchers the option to work in our NVivo 9 software in the language they are most comfortable with means they can gain valuable insight from their data more efficiently, and ultimately reach robust findings and answer their questions faster.” “Whether its policy evaluation, academic research or public health studies, for those who are working on collaborative projects, where team members may speak a variety of languages, using the latest NVivo 9 software enables team members to work in their preferred language and focus on getting the most out of their data.” Mr Owen continued, “All NVivo 9 users can access and switch seamlessly between any of the six languages NVivo 9 is now available in, and this new functionality is completely free of charge for our existing NVivo 9 users.” “Those who use NVivo 9 in one of the new languages will also have access to QSR’s extensive network of partners, resellers and trainers in Asia, Europe and the Americas, in addition to our customer services and support team who are available to provide free technical support in English over the phone, email or online.” QSR International Regional Sales and Partner Manager, Asia Pacific Kate Fleming commented, “It’s exciting to offer Chinese speaking researchers access to NVivo 9’s advanced features for the first time. By easily interacting with the software in their own language, Chinese speakers can focus on applying themselves to their projects and delivering quality outputs.” Professor Li Liu, from the School of Psychology at Beijing Normal University commented that he and his students will get the most out of NVivo 9 by working in Chinese. “NVivo provides Chinese researchers and practitioners with a unique platform to embark on their qualitative research project, and to capture the complexity, richness and nuances of Chinese language.” In addition to the five new languages, NVivo 9 users gain further flexibility with data analysis as a result of QSR’s partnership with the UK’s largest independent research institute, the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen). NVivo has always supported a wide range of research methodologies, and now users can conduct NatCen’s Framework analysis as well, using NVivo’s new framework matrices functionality. -ENDS- About QSR International: QSR develops qualitative research software that helps people glean insight from data to inform decision making. From policy evaluation and health, to academia, customer care and product development, QSR software is used in virtually every research field to help people access, organize and analyze unstructured data in material like documents, pictures, audio, video, and spreadsheets. Visit www.qsrinternational.com to learn more. QSR International strengthens local market presence in the Americas and Europe 2011-05-25T05:32:28Z qsr-international-strengthens-local-market-presence-in-the-americas-and-europe The world’s largest developer of qualitative data analysis software and services has appointed two experienced, local experts to head up its operations in the Americas and Europe. The new appointments are part of QSR’s commitment to meet growing demand in the regions by continuing to build a strong, accessible local presence. QSR has appointed Rob Calcagni to the position of General Manager, Americas, and Chris Astle to the position of General Manager, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). In the face of growing demand for tools to help analyze rich non-numerical data, these appointments will focus on building a strong local presence in the regions. They come ahead of the release of QSR’s qualitative data analysis software, NVivo 9, in six new languages later in 2011. With the addition of Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Japanese and Simplified Chinese interfaces to NVivo 9, local presence and easy accessibility for customers has never been more important to the company. Rob Calcagni brings an extensive knowledge of the research and information analysis sectors to the Americas position, as well as over 20 years’ experience in sales, marketing and senior management. Most recently he held the position Vice President of Client Solutions at Outsell Inc. and before that held senior management and sales positions at a number of analytics and research firms, including Reed Business InStat Group, Current Analysis and Ovum Research Inc. In particular, Calcagni’s understanding of the role technology plays in making sense of data will be invaluable to QSR International’s clients across all sectors, including government, health and commercial fields. “It’s an exciting time for qualitative research software, as customers’ needs are diversifying to include everything from analyzing and managing data, to providing information services,” said Calcagni. Chris Astle brings more than 25 years’ experience in sales and management in the information and business technology sector to the position of General Manager, EMEA, including roles with Cisco Systems and Microsoft. “I look forward to the challenge of engaging broadly with our existing and potential users across Europe to ensure we meet their needs and add value,” said Astle. QSR International CEO John Owen commented, “As social and technology forces – such as social media – are producing more data in more ways than ever before, the demand for software that helps people to analyze rich data like video footage, articles and interview recordings is growing rapidly.” “Appointing two General Managers of Rob and Chris’ caliber, we are well placed to meet this demand by leveraging their knowledge and deep understanding of both business technology and research,” said Owen. QSR is a privately owned company with offices in the USA, the UK and Australia. The company’s NVivo software helps users to access, organize and analyze unstructured information in material like documents, pictures, audio, video, spreadsheets and database tables. Over 400,000 people use the software, spanning more than 150 countries. Users come from virtually every field – from policy evaluation and health, to academia, customer care and product development. QSR’s latest software package, NVivo 9 was released in October 2010. For team research, QSR’s NVivo Server 9 software lets users analyze and manage NVivo 9 projects centrally so that a team can work together on the same project at the same time, leveraging each other’s expertise and experience.