SALT 16 Research Software
SALT Research for Windows® and Mac expands the Clinical version with a set of research tools designed to analyze large sets of transcripts. Export data from SALT in a format that can be read by other programs such as SPSS®, SAS®, Excel® and Access®; explore sets of transcripts to search for utterances or words that are of special interest to you; generate lists of words and codes across a set of transcripts; and build your own reference databases to use for comparison.
SALT was developed as Windows software. To provide a version of SALT which run on Mac computers, we partnered with CodeWeavers, Inc. Using Code Weavers' CrossOver software, SALT for Windows is installed inside a virtual Windows environment. This version looks and runs a lot like any other Mac program alothough you may notice a slight delay when it starts up and you will notice a difference in the file system. But the best news is, there's no Windows license required; everything you need is included with the software.
PDF copy of SALT Reference Book
The SALT Reference Book provides the conceptual background of language sample analysis, practical guidelines for using SALT 16, and extensive appendices for quick reference to all the database protocols, transcription conventions, special coding, and more. A PDF copy of this book comes with the software. A printed copy of this book is available as a separate product.
Software and PDF Immediately Available for Download
Shortly after purchase, you will receive an email with the product key for the software, and download links for both the software and the reference book. The software is licensed for a single user. It may either be installed on one shared computer, e.g., in a lab or shared office space, or on up to two computers used only by one person, e.g., home and office. The PDF copy of the book is also licensed for a single user.
What research tools are built into the software?
Rectangular Data File
Export data from SALT in a format that can be read by other programs such as SPSS®, SAS®, Excel® and Access®. Select from all of the SALT analysis variables as well as from the frequency of any word, morpheme or code. Any number of transcripts may be included. The variables you select are calculated for each transcript independently. The results are displayed as a rectangular data file with one row of data for each transcript. This data may be printed or saved as a fixed-width, comma-delimited or tab-delimited text file which can then be imported into most spreadsheet, graphic, database and statistic programs.
Expanded Explore Options
Use the Explore menu in SALT to search for utterances or words that are of special interest to you. Look for specific words or codes, or analyze all the utterances that contain features such as omissions or pauses. Although all versions of SALT allow you to view and print the utterances and words you select, the Research version also allows you to code them automatically or save them as a separate transcript for further analysis. The Research version also includes an option for viewing, counting or coding selected words and utterances across a set of transcripts.
Generate Word Lists, Bound Morpheme Lists and Code Lists
Generate an alphabetical list of all the words, bound morphemes or codes used across a set of transcripts. Each item is listed with number and percent of transcripts containing it and the total number of occurrences. Use this tool to study an individual's total vocabulary or to study the vocabulary used by a group of subjects during a specific sampling context. Summarize codes across transcripts and look for misspelled or unusual codes.
Check for Errors
Generate a list of all the transcript-entry errors and warnings found in a set of transcripts. This option is useful for cleaning up a batch of transcripts prior to analysis.
Build Your Own Reference Databases
Use the "Build Profile Database" tool to build your own reference databases from language samples you have collected. Your databases can then be used for comparison instead of, or in addition to, the SALT reference databases.
The Research software license is for a single user. The software may either be installed on one shared computer, e.g., in a lab or shared office space, or on computer(s) used only by one person, e.g., home and office. If it is installed on a network, controls must be in place to restrict access to one user at a time.
- Windows® OS
- Windows® 10/8/7/XP
- Hard disk with 560 MB of available space
- Mac OS
- Mac OS X v10.6 - 10.12
- Hard disk with 967 MB of available space