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Whether one has to handle quantitative or qualitative data, there are an increasing number of software and freeware to help you order and analyse your data. Many, like SPSS or NVivo, are available via licensing agreements for individuals or for institutions. Many others are freely available online and are produced and maintained by a community of researchers working together online to share problems and devise solutions.

IBM SPSS Statistics – the leading stats package for use with students in university
http://www.spss.com/spss/

The R Project for Statistical Computing – a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics that runs on a wide variety of UNIX platforms, Windows and MacOS
http://www.r-project.org/

SAS – the leader in business intelligence and predictive analytics software
http://www.sas.com

STATA – Integrated statistical package for data analysis, data management and graphics
http://www.stata.com/

Minitab – statistics software
http://www.minitab.com/en-GB/default.aspx

MAXQDA – text analysis software
http://www.maxqda.com/

HyperRESEARCH – Qualitative analysis software and HyperTRANSCRIBE transcription software – from ResearchWare website
http://www.researchware.com/

QDA Miner – from Provalis Research – mixed-model qualitative data analysis software package for coding, annotating, retrieving and analyzing small and large collections of documents and images
http://www.provalisresearch.com/QDAMiner/QDAMinerDesc.html

Transana – software for analyzing digital video or audio data
http://www.transana.org/

AnSWR – software system for coordinating and conducting large-scale, team-based analysis projects that integrate qualitative and quantitative techniques
http://www.cdc.gov/Hiv/topics/surveillance/resources/software/answr/index.htm

NVivo – qualitative data analysis software from QSR International
http://www.qsrinternational.com/

ATLAS.ti – qualitative data analysis software
http://www.atlasti.com/

Dedoose – for the analysis of text, video and spreadsheet data
http://www.dedoose.com/

Qualrus – qualitative analysis software
http://www.ideaworks.com/qualrus/index.html

MIX – Excel-based tool for meta-analysis
http://www.mix-for-meta-analysis.info/index.html

Free Statistical Software – links to free software packages available for download
http://statpages.org/javasta2.html

Free Statistics – links to free statistical software
http://freestatistics.altervista.org/en/stat.php

StatSci.org – free software links
http://www.statsci.org/free.html

Free Software – information and links from the Resources for Methods in Evaluation and Social Research site
http://gsociology.icaap.org/methods/soft.html

Idea Puzzle Software – software for research design
www.ideapuzzle.com

OpenStat (http://statpages.org/miller/openstat/)
PSPP (http://ow.ly/1JtYk)
SOFA (http://www.sofastatistics.com/home.php)
TANAGRA (http://chirouble.univ-lyon2.fr/~ricco/tanagra/en/tanagra.html)
PAST (http://folk.uio.no/ohammer/past/)

Weft-QDA (qualitative analysis of text) is a helpful option to keep in mind.

http://www.pressure.to/qda/