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Researchware, Inc.

Simply Powerful Tools for Qualitative Research

About ResearchWare

HyperRESEARCH was first developed in 1990 by Dr. Sharlene Hesse-Biber, T. Scott Kinder, and Paul Dupuis. At the time, there were few CAQDAS (Computer-Aided Qualitative Data Analysis Software) programs available, and none that met Dr. Hesse-Biber's needs, so the three teamed up to develop a program that would do just that. ResearchWare, Inc. was incoroprated in 1991 to allow HyperRESEARCH to become a commercial product available to other researchers.

Since then, HyperRESEARCH has grown through several versions, expanding and improving in response to user feedback.

Demonstrating our commitment to our customers, we deliver many free upgrades to our products, not just maintenance releases but versions with new features as well.

ResearchWare remains committed to continued development and improvement of HyperRESEARCH, HyperTRANSCRIBE, and other tools supporting qualitative data analysis. Our goal is to retain the user-friendly design and ease of use that reduces the learning curve for researchers just starting out with CAQDAS programs, while continuing to expand and improve the features and capabilities of HyperRESEARCH.

Contact ResearchWare

Administrative Address

ResearchWare, Inc.
P. O. Box 1258
Randolph, MA 02368-1258

Telephone & Fax

Toll-Free: 888-497-3737
(if outside the US call 00+1+781-961-3909)

Technical Support

For in-depth technical support problems, including bugs and other complex problems, please use our Support Request Form.

You can also contact support directly via email at, or leave a voicemail message at 888-497-3737 (00+1+781-961-3909 if outside the US). Please leave an email address or phone number so we can contact you.

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