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Researchware Cofounder to deliver keynote address at POWS Annual Conference

The Psychology of Women Section (POWS) of the British Psychological Society's three-day Annual Conference covers a wide range of issues including: gender, mental health, women's health, feminist theory, masculinities, sexualities, qualitative methodologies, disability, ethnicity, and racism. The conference takes place from Wednesday, July 11th to Friday, July 13th 2012, at Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, UK.The 2012 conference themes include Women and Austerity, Feminism and Media, Feminism and Sport, and Feminism and Trans-Feminism. Researchware's cofounder, Dr. Sharlene Hesse-Biber, is one of three distinguished keynote speakers, along with Vikki Krane and Natacha Kennedy, for this internationally recognized event. Dr. Hesse-Biber is speaking on Applying Feminist Principles of Praxis to Interrogate Austerity Policies and their Impact on Women's Lived Experiences and would be happy to meet with people interested in learning more about Researchware's Simply Powerful Tools for Qualitative Research throughout the conference. For more information on the conference, please see

Researchware Cofounder Keynote Speaker at Fordham University Conference

Fordham University, the Jesuit University of New York, recently held a one day conference on Human Rights, Social Justice and Qualitative Methods on April 21, 2012. The conference was sponsored by the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service and was part of the Be The Evidence Project, a non-profit independent scholarly and creative venture designed to disseminate knowledge, values, and skills that will help improve the individual and community response to critical social issues. Researchware cofounder and Boston College faculty member, Dr. Sharlene Hesse-Biber presented the Keynote Address on "Where is the Social Justice in Social Research? : Infusing a Social Justice Mission into Social Science Research". Researchware is proud that it's Simply Powerful Tools for Qualitative Research are used in so many fields to work towards improving society for all. Browse our sampling of research papers on a wide range of topics, all using Researchware's tools for their underlying research.


HyperRESEARCH Explores the Use of Blogs as a Tool to Promote Teaching Goals

In the article "Using Blogs as a Technology Tool to Promote Teaching Goals in Education" the authors, Pauline Stonehouse, Jared Keengwe and Cynthia Shabb, used HyperRESEARCH software to analyze and code their data. The article appeared in the January-March 2012 issue of the International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education (Volume 8 issue 1, pp 44-52).

Read more: HyperRESEARCH Explores the Use of Blogs as a Tool to Promote Teaching Goals

HyperRESEARCH - a Student Review

We love to see independent reviews of our software - good or bad - as it always tells us something about what we're doing right and where we need to improve. We were especially delighted to see this review of our Simply Powerful Tool for Qualitative Research - HyperRESEARCH™! The review focuses of the perspectives and needs of graduate students. The founders of Researchware all came from Academia and we know what it is like to be a graduate student, which is why we offer the product the way we do - no expiration date on the license, fully upgradable, non-expiring free trial version - an more, all for students. Read the review by Mathieu Reynolds at and download our free trial for yourself, but we have to say, we completely agree with Mat's comment that "HyperResearch has a relatively low learning curve" and the time that saves can make all the difference to a busy Grad!

Dr. Sharlene Hesse-Biber's Book Gains Great Reviews

Last year we announced that Researchware Cofounder, Dr. Sharlene Hesse-Biber, had a new book out, "The Handbook of Emergent Technologies in Social Research" (see here for our announcement). We are very pleased to say the book has been receiving rave reviews. The latest such appears in Journal of Social Research & Policy, Volume: 2, Issue: 2. As the reviewer, Raluca Buhaş, states "The structure of the volume, its wide spectrum of solid and scientific information and the reputation of the contributors recommend The Handbook as being one of the starting points for documentation, understanding and applying emergent technologies in social research." To see the full review, click here. To purchase, visit

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