Qualitative analysis software for
text, still images,
video, and audio data  
Developed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Education Research  

Watch the "Transana Overview" ScreenCast or read the guided tour to get a quick overview of the analytic process Transana supports

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Transana News

  - QuickTime Player for Window
    discontinued. What should I

  - Online Training Workshops
    offered in June, July, 2016

  - Analysis Webinars
    offered in May, 2016

  - Analysis Webinars
    offered in March, 2016

  - Transana 3.00

  - Transana 2.61

  - A Voice Recognition tip
    from a Transana User

  - Introducing the
    Transana Cloud Service

  - Transana 2.60

  - WARNING: Transana's database
    and DropBox don't mix.

  - Voice Recognition
    fails test

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Transana does more than you think. Transana is software for qualitative researchers who want to analyze text data, still image data, and media-based (audio or video) data.

"Introduction To Transana" ScreenCast
New to Transana? Watch the "Transana Overview" video for an overview of what Transana can help you do.

Transana lets you analyze and manage your data in very sophisticated ways. It provides tools that allow you to:

  • Import text, still image, audio, and video data for analysis.

  • Transcribe the video and audio files in a wide variety of ways useful for different analytic purposes. (You can also analyze your media files without transcribing if you want.)

  • Develop a coding scheme using keywords, collections, or both.

  • Identify and code analytically interesting portions of text, audio, and video files.

  • Add still images to your analysis, including screen shots from video, and code them using Coding Shapes.

  • Explore relationships in your coded analytic data through text reports, graphical reports, and the search tool

  • Analyze multiple simultaneous media files.

  • Create and manipulate multiple simultaneous transcripts to analyze different analytic layers within your data.

  • Collaborate with colleagues in real time with Transana's Multi-user version, even over a distance

Transana is cross-platform. Transana runs on both Windows and OS X.

You can read more about Transana, get a quick overview of the analytic processes Transana supports through the Overview Screencast and in the web-based guided tour, or you can download Transana right now.

Transana is developed and maintained by David K. Woods at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It is widely used in the education research community, where video is an integral part of many researchers' data. Researchers in many other disciplines also find it useful in their work.