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.