LINGUIST List 3.987

Mon 14 Dec 1992

Disc: Quantitative Software

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  1. Steve Borgatti, Re: 3.975 Summary: report on Ethnographic Software
  2. "Jane H. Hill", Re: 3.975 Summary: report on Ethnographic Software

Message 1: Re: 3.975 Summary: report on Ethnographic Software

Date: Fri, 11 Dec 92 22:55:29 ESRe: 3.975 Summary: report on Ethnographic Software
From: Steve Borgatti <N040016UNIVSCVM.CSD.SCAROLINA.EDU>
Subject: Re: 3.975 Summary: report on Ethnographic Software

A note on the ANTHROPAC program mentioned recently in reference to text
processing. ANTHROPAC is primarily quantitative in orientation. I does,
however, contain a module for reading and analyzing freelist data, such
as result when you ask respondents to list all the kin terms they can
think of. The program is also capable of generating and processing
triads data (triples of words or phrases are presented to respondents
who judge which word is most different in meaning), pilesorts, rating and
ranking data. On the analysis side, the program offers multdimensional
scaling, cluster analysis, factor analysis, correspondence analysis, QAP,
regression, matrix algebra, and a host of other tools.

Both an older $25 version and a brand new $125 version ($39 to students) is
available. The program is NOT shareware.

For more info, contact ANALYTIC TECHNOLOGIES, 306 S. Walker St., Columbia, SC
29205, tel (803) 771-7643.
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Message 2: Re: 3.975 Summary: report on Ethnographic Software

Date: 14 Dec 92 10:55:00 GMT-7
From: "Jane H. Hill" <JANEHHmailer.anthro.arizona.edu>
Subject: Re: 3.975 Summary: report on Ethnographic Software

For a source of excellent information on software packages related to
qualitative method, some of it applicable to chores linguists do,
readers of Linguist List might be interested in the CAM (Cultural
Anthropology Methods) Newsletter. The Feb. 1992 issue, which I
pulled to get the address for y'all, has, for instance, an article an
how to access the Tozzer Library at Harvard through Internet,an
article on the use of hand-held computers in data collection, and a
big article on grant proposals. They have done many reviews of
software for text management. It's a bargain -- 3 issues a year for
fifteen bucks, to CAM, ECS, 2815 NW 38th Drive, Gainesville, Fl
32605. Editor in chief is H. Russell Bernard -- some of you may know
Bernard through his efforts at getting indigenous groups around the
world set up to do desktop publishing in their own languages. Jane
Hill, U. of Arizona.
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