AQUAD Eight is now available as free software free of charge under the terms of the GNU GPL v3 license. The software has been divided into five modules for the analysis of different data types:
aquad_8e This module contains functions for qualitative, quantitative and sequential (objective-hermeneutic) content analysis. Keyword search and word counting have been revised.
aquad_8e_audio Module for encoding audio recordings, e.g. interview recordings. When using this module time-consuming transcriptions of the entire material can be avoided and can be limited to transferring critical passages, e.g. for publications, in text form.
aquad_8e_video Module for coding video recordings.
aquad_8e_graph Module for coding graphical material, e.g. fotos, scanned drawings or texts in handwriting.
aquad_eda Module for explorative-statistical analysis of results of qualitative analyses. For example, with cluster analyses or multidimensional scaling, specific patterns in the results can be searched for. This module does not need to be downloaded and installed, because by each of the modules listed above aquad_eda.exe is installed automatically.


To use the modules for the analysis of sound and video recordings the 32-bit version of the free media player VLC (download: www.videolan.org) must be installed on the computer.
For exploratory data analysis with the module aquad_eda.exe the free statistical software R (download: www.cran.r-project.org) must be installed on the computer. AQUAD asks for the directory where RGui.exe is stored when setting up a project.
AQUAD 8 Text         aquad8-en-setup.exe (2.830.299 Bytes; md5 hash: 01ebb9920785f737242a28e2662edef3)
AQUAD 8 Audio      aquad8-en-audio-setup.exe (28.789.653 Bytes; md5 hash: a18bb27ccf9f23b19b8d8818dcca1730)
AQUAD 8 Video      aquad8-en-video-setup.exe (24.073.302 Bytes; md5 hash: 804e799fb6002ef579f87f52f89ee7a6)
AQUAD 8 Graph     aquad8-en-graph-setup.exe (2.902.547 Bytes; md5 hash: a8f1f733292b7b250e613b87c03c71cf)
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