BOSTON, Massachusetts – November 29, 2006 ResearchWare, Inc. today
released HyperRESEARCH 2.7, a multi-platform software package for
qualitative analysis research. The new version offers enhanced
display of coded segments of text, automatic backups of data files,
significant performance improvements, enhanced appearances on both
Windows XP and OS X, and a completely revised integrated concept
mapping tool.

HyperRESEARCH is used by researchers in social science research,
psychology, usability, and corporate marketing to identify and
analyze patterns and trends among qualitative data from a variety of
media file types, including text, images, audio and video. Using
intuitive tools like case cards, codes and annotations, HyperRESEARCH
is popular for its ease of use. It remains one of the few qualitative
research products actively developed for both Mac OS and Windows
platforms. HyperRESEARCH study and source files are fully
cross-platform so users can trade work regardless of which operating
system they’re using.

Enhancements in HyperRESEARCH 2.7 include:

* Code Stripes, a graphical enhancement making it easy to identify
coded segments of text at a glance.

* Completely revised Code Map, an integrated tool for creating simple
concept maps, now supports multiple code maps which can include memos
and imported images.

* Optional automatic backups of data files, with a convenient
inteface for restoring older files if needed.

* Significant performance improvements in many key areas of the
software, up to 400%.

* Improved appearances for Windows XP and Mac OS X.

* With the latest version of Apple’s QuickTime, HyperRESEARCH
supports playback of popular new formats like MPEG-4, 3GPP, H.264,
and others.

“As HyperRESEARCH evolves we try to incorporate suggestions from our
users in ways that also maintain the product’s simplicity,” said
Scott Kinder, president of ResearchWare. “The new code stripes in
HyperRESEARCH 2.7 are a good example, making citations immediately
clear in an innovatively simple and attractive way.”

HyperRESEARCH 2.7 is available for download at the publisher’s Web
site: (

The freely downloadable version of HyperRESEARCH 2.7 has all features
enabled with no time limits. Without a purchased registration code
the only restrictions are limits on the number of codes and cases in
the study, making the free version suitable for evaluation and
teaching. A single-user license costs US$370, with discounts
available for volume purchases and grad students. Registered users of
HyperRESEARCH 2.0 or later can upgrade to version 2.7 for free. See
the ResearchWare Web site at ( for

HyperRESEARCH 2.7 requires Windows NT/2000/ME/XP or Mac OS X 10.2 or
later, with a minimum of 64 MB total memory and 15 MB disk space.

HyperRESEARCH is comptible with new Intel-powered Macintosh computers
using Apple’s Rosetta technology. A Universal Binary version is in
development and expected to ship in the coming weeks as a free update.

About ResearchWare, Inc.
ResearchWare, Inc. develops cross platform software products for
researchers doing qualitative analysis. Founded in 1991, the company
remains committed to the ongoing development of its flagship product,
HyperRESEARCH, while developing other software products for academic
and corporate research markets. (