WHAT IS PROSUITE?
ProSuite is an integrated collection of Provalis Research tools
that allow one to explore, analyze and relate both structured and
unstructured data. It allows one to perform advanced computer
assisted qualitative coding on documents and images using
Miner, to apply the powerful content analysis and text
mining features of WordStat on textual data, and to
perform advanced statistical analysis on numerical and categorical
data using SimStat.
Mixing Qualitative and Quantitative Data
The interoperability of QDA Miner, WordStat and SimStat allows
researchers to integrate numerical and textual data into a single
project and to seamlessly move back and forth between quantitative
and qualitative data analysis. More importantly, the integration of
structured and unstructured data into a single data set allows one
to explore connections between text responses and numerical or
categorical data. For example, one can easily analyze relationships
between closed and open-ended survey questions, identify social
media topic trends over time, find out how supporters’ comments
differ from those of detractors, or easily explore differences in
word usage between gender, age groups, or geographic locations.
Integrating Various Text Analytics Techniques
There are many ways to extract information from textual data.
Techniques such as in-depth qualitative data analysis, powerful
exploratory text mining, or carefully designed content analysis are
just a few examples of the range of approaches available today. Each
text analysis method has its own strengths and weaknesses, and no
single method is appropriate for all text analysis tasks. Yet, most
text analysis tools on the market today rely on a single approach to
text analysis. At Provalis Research, we are committed to offering a
software platform that does not confine researchers and analysts to
a single approach, but allows them to choose the one that best fits
the research question or the available data.
We also strongly believe that a single text analysis task often
profits from combining several methods; our software platforms
facilitates this type of integration. One may thus combine in many
ways the automatic content analysis and text mining features of
WordStat with the manual coding an annotation available in QDA