Within the research process in the broad sense, not every step can neatly be placed before or after the other. The same is true for digital tools that aid spoken word research. It is often hard to categorize every type of tool neatly.
In this category, a broad array of mostly lightweight webbased tools will be listed which have the potential to aid your research process by allowing you to explore data in ways your naked eye isn't able to. Not all the tools will give you scientifically valid or relevant results which can be directly used in scientific writing, but all of them allow you to get inspired to approach data in new and creative ways.
Online Text-mining - Text analysis - Lightweight, simple
Free - Webbased
Voyant is a lightweight web-based text mining tool which is split up in multiple windows, all having it's own uses when it comes to bulk text analysis. While the tool will not be very useful to generate complete research results, it can be useful for finding trends and commonly named subjects in digital transcripts.