Codex

Easily convert your information into structured qualitative data usable in the
Ethnos analysis module.

This very innovative tool is the first universal recoding software avaible on the market. It allows to handle all types of files (sound files, videos, we pages or sites, Excel, Word or Access) to qualify and convert their content into coded data.

Codex can also recode verbatim responses collected from Ethnos or Net-Survey questionnaires. Recoded data are saved directly in Ethnos variables to be processed and cross.


CODEX allows you to easily convert all kinds of information into sturctured data which can be analyze with the Ethnos analysis module.

CODEX supports all files types: images (JPG, GIF, BMP,.jpg...), sound files (MP3, WMA, WAV...), videos (AVI, MPEG, MOV, WMV...), office files (TXT, DOC, XLS, PPT, PDF...), web files (HTML, SWF...). Of course, CODEX can also handle files from Ethnos environment (.G or .S files from Ethnos, NEt-Survey, OMR Manager, Catiopee...).

CODEX allows users to recode items contained in a unique file by storing each distinctive item in one recording (eg n lines from a text file or n paragraphs of a Word file). It can also recode a group of uniform files (texts, sounds, videos...) as if each of theses files corresponds to an individual.

The usual process is the following one:

  • The user chooses the file(s) containing the information to be coded.
  • He creates or load recoding variables which can be qualitative single or multiple. But it can also include numeric or text variables (eg to describe a set of images by checking qualifying boxes and associating with each image a descriptive text).
  • He selects the Ethnos file where the codification must be stored. It can be an existing file or a file directly created by Codex. For verbatim variables of an Ethnos survey, the coding can be stored directly in other variables of the same file or in separate surveys.
  • He specifies how to store the coding and can do it directly with the checked items or relevant sections or the number of checked responses, etc. He can also store a combination of the above items (first letter of the section + separator + wording of item coding...).

The coding is done simple and natural, viewing or listening (sound files) each item and checking directly coding variable. Codex maintains the list of coded items and those to codify and allows the user to track the progress of the recoding process.

The coding results is an Ethnos file immediately usable.