What happens when you mesh two things that appear similar on the surface but are in fact fundamentally different? In some cases, such as mixing qualitative and quantitative data, the result emulates the crossing of a lion and tiger. In either case, the result is a gigantic hybrid: a LiGRE!
This animal, combining the characteristics of the lion and tiger, is the largest feline living on earth.
In its digital version, LiGRE is a Web application that can be used to transcribe audio and video interviews, codify texts, and build and distribute surveys. Like the animal, the application does not only combine, it merges! It allows cross-referencing of qualitative and quantitative data. LiGRE has a leading-edge system that automatically weights qualitative data to integrate it to a quantitative data sample in a statistically valid way.
Carrying out a mixed analysis has never been easier with LiGRE. Build a survey, distribute it, codify your interviews, and let LiGRE handle the pairing between your qualitative and quantitative data.
Developed by researchers for researchers, LiGRE was designed to support and assist you in the research process. LiGRE includes a multitude of functionalities ranging from automatic transcription to graphical result analysis, through codification and distribution of surveys.
LiGRE facilitates teamwork, and allows you to assign tasks to your associates, process large volumes of data and take advantage of tools and services tailored to your needs.
Benefit from the advantageous rates of LiGRE and gain access to its unique cloud technology compatible with all Web platforms. All your data is located in the same place, accessible from anywhere !
Here is a list of LiGRE's strong points. It briefly describes its the main modules and what you can do with them .
LiGRE allows you to integrate your qualitative data into your quantitative data using a correspondence grid and weighting system. The correspondence grid ensures that, for each item in your survey, an equivalent item is generated in your codification tree. The weighting system ensures that, for each interview, the result of your codification is reduced to the most significant and statistically valid unit.
LiGRE uses a state of the art voice recognition system whose accuracy strictly depends on your recordings quality. If you have difficulty making out what is being said by a participant, the odds are that so will LiGRE. In that sense, the clearer the sound of your recordings, the more accurate your transcriptions will be.
The best way to improve the quality of your recordings is to use a microphone. Please note that for optimal result, all participants (interviewer and interviewee) should be equipped with a microphone. LiGRE can render in such case up to 90-98% of the content.
There is a vast array of microphones on the market. The cardioid and hypercardioid (or "unidirectional") microphones are the most common and ideal for voice recording. We strongly recommend using these types of microphones during your interviews.
Those types of microphones come in different models. The "pick-up" model is probably the most convenient when conducting an interview. They are small, space-saving and offer excellent recording quality.
"Pick-up" microphones are available at all prices. You can find online several models specially designed for smartphones. Aside from being handy, they save you the cost of a recorder and produce great results at an affordable price.
Here is what you can expect from LiGRE in the coming months. Steps will be added in the future. Return to this section to get the newest updates on our future plans.
January 1, 2017
LiGRE's beta is already under way. Many features are already present and ready to use. Please note that changes to the modules can be made without prior notice; however, your data will remain intact.
June 5, 2017
LiGRE will enter a release preparation phase. At this stage, only users who subscribed to our mailing list will be invited to register and try LiGRE for free.
August 31, 2017
Drum roll please... the full–fledged version of LiGRE will be available to everyone in English, French and Spanish.
LiGRE's data crawler will allow you to probe the entire content of websites in just a few seconds and then incorporate it to your research. No need to linger on the Web; just provide us with the URLs that interest you and our data crawler will do the rest!
LiGRE will integrate an AI into its codification module. This AI will learn from your actions and be able to be activated at will to codify your data automatically and quickly.
To use LiGRE, you need an Internet connection of at least 100ms, 750kb/s, 250kb/s.
You need a version equivalent to or greater than:
LiGRE can also be used from a tablet or smartphone. To do this, make sure you have a version equivalent to or greater than:
Use Chrome on iPad and Android devices. Safari is not yet supported on these devices. To create an account, you will need an email address and password.
This grid presents LiGRE's planned prices and a partial summary of its functionalities.
We offer two kinds of licenses: volume license and institutional license. The volume license is ideal for users who want to carry out several projects simultaneously. The institutional license has been developed to meet the needs of departments, universities and research groups. For more information, contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
LiGRE Software is a product of Logiciels Ex-l-Tec Inc. Our company is based in Trois-Rivières, Québec (Canada) and has been creating Web application and developing software for more than 20 years.
Our expertise is mainly in the fields of education and health, sectors for which we have developed several products over the years. LiGRE, our latest product, makes us very proud!