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Humanities - Postgraduate and Research Support: Data Analysis Tools/Software

Post-graduate library guide for students in Humanities

Data Analysis Tools/Software

UJ (CAT) distributes the software on behalf of various UJ departments on a self-help basis. We do not offer training and support on the installation and use of the software.

**** Atlas.ti is available in the computer labs on all campuses for students, should they wish to own a copy for home use they will have to purchase their own license


  • Atlas.ti - used for qualitative and mixed-methods analysis (free version only  available on workstations in the Library Research Commons)
  • Kepler - a free and open source scientific workflow system that enables researchers to create, execute, and share models and analyses.
  • OpenRefine - used for cleaning, transforming and matching data
  • Qualtrics survey software (Please see the process below on how to access Qualtrics - for University of Pretoria users only)
  • R - a programming language and software environment that is used for statistical computing and data analysis 
  • SAS - Statistical Software
  • SPSS - Predictive Analytics Software (Software trials available from IBM)
  • Taverna - an open source workflow management system – consisting of a suite of tools used to design and execute scientific workflows and aid in silico experimentation