Quantext User Guide
Labelling, categorising or marking text
Introduction to working with labels in Quantext, inter-rater measures and visualisations and the supervised labelling function.
Quantext settings
Settings explained, how to exclude your own blacklist words, adding whitelist words, changing default summary settings
Generating reports and exporting your text data
We show you how to generate summary reports in Quantext as well as how to export your data ready for use in Excel or import into R, SPSS or other statistical analysis tools.
Sharing files and managing your Quantext profile and theme.
How to share analyses, change your user profile details and set your preferred theme
Signing up and logging in to Quantext
Getting Started
From the Quantext homepage you can create an account directly with Quantext by clicking on the signup button on the main menu.

Quantext homepage at https://pilot.quantext.org
Complete the sign up form or, if you have a Google account, just log in directly with that - no signup required!

Sign up screen

Control panel
Once you've logged in, you'll see the main Quantext Control panel. From here, you can access the main Quantext menu, upload data files and analyse your data. You can also update your personal profile, select the Quantext colour theme, see how often you use Quantext and return straight to the last analysis you were doing.
Uploading and managing data files and running your first analysis
Getting your data into Quantext
Make sure your data is in the correct format for Quantext. Refer first to the Quantext Data File Format Guide for full details of the required format, limitations and caveats.

Click on the + icon (Upload) in the 'Quantext Files' box or click on the Files icon in the menu bar. The File Manager panel will open. Click on the 'Choose file' button and browse to locate the file you want to upload (Quantext files are .xlsx files and must be in the correct format) then click Upload.

File Manager Panel
File selection and the overview tab explained
Quantext analysis

New Analysis Panel
Click on the + icon (New) in the 'Analyses' box in the Control panel or click on the New + icon in the menu bar. The New Analysis panel will open.
Select one or more files to analyse. The files chosen will appear in the Files to analyse list.

Give your analysis a name and click on Run this analysis.

You must select one or more student files to run an analysis and you must name your analysis before you can run it.

New Analysis Panel with files selected for analysis

My Analysis Panel
All your analyses are saved and listed in the My Analyses panel (select Analyses in the main menu bar). This means you can easily review any previous analysis with the same files and settings without having to reselect them.
When you run an analysis you are taken to the the main analysis screen. The number of questions, total characters, words and sentences are provided for each file in the analysis.

Summary analyses are provided for each question (or discussion topic) in the current file at the top of the screen. Scroll down to view the overview tab for each question.

To display the analysis for a different file, click on the drop down file list at the top of the screen.

Summary Analysis Screen
Overview tab explained
Each question or discussion topic in your data has its own analysis. Each element on the overview tab is explained below
The total number of responses to a question or discussion prompt. Note that if you have uploaded a file containing empty responses, these are not included in the count.
Mean length (words)
The average number of words in all responses. Move your mouse over the histogram to see the number of responses in each response length bin.
Mean sentences/response
Move your mouse over the histogram to see the number of responses in each sentences/response bin.
Most frequent words, bigrams and trigrams
There are 3 basic counts summarised: words, bigrams and trigrams (collectively called ngrams). Click on any of the most frequent words to find the most common bigrams and trigrams which contain that word.
Search for keyword
You can search for any word. You will see the number of occurrences of that word in all the responses along with the most common bigrams and trigrams which contain the search word.(Note: only single words are supported currently. If you try to search search for more than one word or for a phrase no results will be returned in the overview screen. However, you can explore multiword search terms in the explore tab, as described in the next section).

Overview settings
If you click on the settings slider, you can change the default analysis settings for the current question (or topic). Review the section on Quantext Settings for further detail.
Select, search and filter responses. Explore key words in context (KWIC) and identify parts of speech.
Exploring your text
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