SimStat – statistical analysis
and bootstrapping with powerful and easy to use output features
Simstat goes beyond mere statistical analysis. It offers output
management features not found in any other program, as well as its
own scripting language to automate statistical analysis and to write
small applications, interactive tutorials with multimedia
capabilities, as well as computer assisted interviewing systems.
Simstat supports not only numerical and categorical data, dates and
short alpha-numeric variables but also memos and documents variables
allowing one to store in the same project file responses to
open-ended questions, interview transcripts, full reports, etc.
Since all Provalis Research tools share the same file format, one
can easily perform statistical analysis on numerical and categorical
data using Simstat, perform qualitative coding on stored documents
using QDA Miner or apply the powerful content analysis and text
mining features of WordStat on those same documents. Moreover, the
coexistence of numerical, categorical and textual data in the same
data file gives a unique ability to explore relationships between
numerical and textual variables or to compare qualitative codings or
content categories between subgroups of individuals.