Provalis Research

WordStat

5 / 5 3 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Academic, business, government, NGO researchers using text mining and qualitative data analysis to find themes, trends and topics in unstructured text data. eg Voice of customer, literature review et


Average Ratings

3 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 3.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $400.00/year/user
  • Pricing Details
    One time pricing available price list @ provalisresearch.com
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Provalis Research
  • provalisresearch.com/
  • Founded 1989
  • Canada

About WordStat

WordStat is a software that helps people analyze very large amounts of written documents. eg.customer surveys, political speeches, academic papers, emails or twitter feeds. The software helps people find common topics, themes and hidden meanings in unstructured text data. A hotel chain may have 100,000 customer comments about their rooms, food service or outdoor facilities. The software helps search those responses and generate common themes or topics to target where they need to improve.


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WordStat Features

  • Boolean Queries
  • Document Filtering
  • Graphical Data Presentation
  • Language Detection
  • Predictive Modeling
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Summarization
  • Tagging
  • Taxonomy Classification
  • Text Analysis
  • Topic Clustering

WordStat Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Competitively priced text analytics solution

Jan 03, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: You can control the analysis. You know how the analysis is done. It's not a black box.
Advanced computer assistance to speed up the analysis process.

Cons: Learning curve

Overall: WordStat and QDA Miner is very good for projects with a lot of documents. I got the software at a fraction of the cost of other products and it is as capable, if not better. It is doing an excellent job comparing to high-end tools but priced at a level that our university could afford.

Recommendations to other buyers: People can try the software by downloading a free trial version from Provalis website

Full featured and powerful free text analyzer

Oct 11, 2016
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: WordStat functions as an add-on to Provalis' other data software, Simstat and QDA Miner. I have only used it in conjunction with QDA Miner, as we deal primarily with quantitative data. We found the initial setup process is rather time-intensive and interative - in setting up dictionaries, classifiers, and exclusions. Without this step, the software is really limited to simple text analyses. However, when these are filled out and refined, WordStat really does some amazing reports - the best I've seen for free-text analysis. We have a fairly narrow set of needs, and so have not used all of its capabilities, but the ability to perform word frequency analysis over thousands of documents and tie free-text to specific temporal data has really been amazing! It is a very powerful software and, as such, does have a considerable learning curve. It processes very quickly, and it's easy to import text from multiple sources. Recommended, but be prepared for time to setup, QC, and make manual adjustments to the output.

Most effective and user-friendly text-mining software ever used

Sep 28, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Actionable analytical outputs, easy to interpret for the end-user. Easy to build and apply a dictionary for custom analysis, using the same analytical tools. Straightforward to evaluate hypotheses on how a theme is treated across numerous free-flowing texts, documents, articles, transcripts, etc. User-friendly and easy to learn. Segmentation for easy comparison and further insight also available. Easy extraction of relevant verbatims or quotations thanks to display of keywords in context.

Cons: I've had no issues.

Overall: For quickly and rapidly identifying themes and creating analytical outputs on 1000s of open-ended survey responses as well as analyzing policy documents and focus group transcripts, WordStat has saved me many hours and allowed me to augment the level of insight I'm able to bring to my clients. The first client we used it with, a global leader in the retail industry, was blown away, they had never seen computer-assisted qualitative analysis of this kind (neither had we) - we won a 2-year contract right away thanks to this software. Highly recommended.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you want to optimize the use of your unstructured data but don't have the time to learn new software this is a high-performing time-saving tool.