| Getting Started
| Creating Sub-Accounts
| Prepare Data
| Prepare Codelist
| Loading Data
| Coding Styles
| Assigning Coders
| Ideas for CAT Improvements
| CAT Help Wiki ToDo List
Welcome to the Coding Analysis Toolkit Help Wiki Help Wiki
The Coding Analysis Toolkit (CAT) is a free, open source, cloud computing platform built on Microsoft's ASP.NET technology. CAT enables efficient, transparent, reliable, valid and scalable Web-based collaborative manual text categorization and analysis. As a free, Web-based system, CAT creates the opportunity for low-cost replication or examination of coding choices. CAT is also an excellent training tool for teaching students about the role of human subjectivity in recording observations about text.
CAT is a service of the Qualitative Data Analysis Program (QDAP), which is hosted by the University Center for Social and Urban Research, at the University of Pittsburgh, and QDAP-UMass, in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. CAT was the 2008 winner of the "Best Research Software" award from the organized section on Information Technology & Politics in the American Political Science Association.
- For the CAT Quick Start Guide, you can view the Portable Document Format (.pdf) file here:
- To view a Web-based tutorial about using CAT, click here:
- CAT is now an open source project! You can host your own version of CAT from the project source code at:
- Join the team of CAT users who are editing this wiki:
- Please send us an email at email@example.com to request a user account on the wiki.