Research Tools for Qualitative Data Analysis

Research Tools in Qualitative Research

Research software and research tools enable researchers and modelers to construct theories and system models. They typically support capturing hypotheses, inferring mechanisms, and formulating experimental results within the same framework. Among the key features of such tools are convenient ways to represent several competing theories and the interactive nature of building and running the models using a rigorous scenario-based language. Professional software tools also let the researcher visualize complex interrelations between phenomena and provide quantifiable reporting capabilities. Scholars and researcher working with “soft” data -ranging from text to images to audio and video – can rely for their on a unique and singularly powerful research tool in the form of ATLAS.ti.

ATLAS.ti for Windows and Mac is your platform for analyzing unstructured data of all forms. Interrogate all kinds of data using powerful search, query, and visualization tools. Get the big picture or get into the detail. Uncover subtle connections, justify your findings rigorously, and share your work effortlessly.

11-27-2012 15-12-49 PMATLAS.ti is used by researchers, evaluators, policy advisers, social and health officials, educators, and students in nearly all disciplines in which “soft data” comes into play. It gives them smart, time saving research tools and helps them deliver quality results in multiple levels. ATLAS.ti lets you collect, organize and analyze content from interviews, focus group discussions, surveys, audio, social media, videos and the Web. It contains a managed library and is uniquely suited for writing and sharing array-oriented scientific data, including time series, matrices, satellite or medical imagery, and multidimensional numerical grids. All data can be linked with geo-spatial data as well through the software’s singular embedded use of Google Earth. The application enables the user to experiment with and directly compare multiple sources documenting the same phenomenon.