ATLAS.ti 7 Windows English
In these video tutorials, we describe specific functions and procedures with ATLAS.ti 7 Windows. Although watching these video tutorials will help you learn the basics of ATLAS.ti, it is useful to also read the program manuals (start with the Quick Tour), attend one of our free introductory webinars, or take one of our courses.
Introduction to ATLAS.ti 7 Windows. Watch here.
This video introduces ATLAS.ti 7 Windows. 72 minutes.
The copy bundle is a compressed file that includes the entire project, including its documents. Essential procedure for backing-up and project transfer. Learn more about it here. You may also read this blog article on the subject.
Creating a new hermeneutic unit (project). Watch here.
This video tutorial describes the process of creating a new hermeneutic unit, or project, in ATLAS.ti 7. Learn here details on how to create and set up a project.
Adding documents into the hermeneutic unit (project). Watch here.
This video tutorial describes the process of adding new documents into the project using the Library option. Learn more about it here.
Accessing the project’s documents. Watch here.
This tutorial describes the process of loading the project’s documents. It shows different ways of doing so. Learn more about this here.
The Multi-document view. Watch here.
This video tutorial shows how to load up to four document side by side using the “multi-document” view option. This option facilitates comparison across documents.
The Primary Document Manager. Watch here.
The Primary Document Manager is the space where all documents are listed and where you can find information describing them. A number of procedures in relation to the document can be done in this space.
Creating primary document families. Watch here.
Primary document families are ways of organizing the documents according to shared characteristics and attributes. This is an important step that facilitates data exploration and analysis. Learn more about this here.
In ATLAS.ti 7 you can import surveys containing open-ended and close-ended items. The software will help making sense of answers given to open-ended questions across variables. Learn more about it here.
Creating new codes. Watch here.
This video tutorial shows different approaches to creating new codes. Codes can be created as a priori constructs or as concepts that emerge from reading the document. Learn more about this in this manual section, which covers data segmentation and coding
Importing a Set of Codes Through Memos. Watch here.
In this video tutorial you will learn how to import a set codes that has been created using a word processor or a spreadsheet. This is done using the memo tool in ATLAS.ti. You may read about this on page 201 of the full manual, which can be found here: http://atlasti.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/atlasti_v7_manual_en_201409.pdf.
Creating free quotations. Watch here.
In ATLAS.ti quotations are independent objects, in the sense that they can be created independently of coding. This allows for an open-ended approach to the data. Read this manual section which describes data segmentation and coding
The Code Manager is the space where all codes are listed, where information on each code can be found, and where a number of code-related procedures can be done.
Creating code families. Watch here.
Code families are ways of groupings codes according to shared characteristics. Code families allow to explore the data, qualitatively and quantitatively, across conceptual domains. Learn more here.
Coding text documents. Watch here.
There are different ways of coding text documents. This video tutorial shows some of them. Read this section of the manual which describes data segmentation and coding.
Coding graphic documents. Watch here.
This tutorial shows how to code graphic documents. Read this section of the manual which describes data segmentation and coding.
Revisiting quotations linked to codes. Watch here.
This tutorial shows how to revisit, in context, the quotations that have been linked to codes. For instance, it will help answer the question “what has been said about topic X?” Read about this in this manual section, which covers the basic data level functions in ATLAS.ti 7.
Networks of weak link relations. Watch here.
In ATLAS.ti, all objects (e.g., a document, a quotation and a code) can be visualized graphically. That is, all of the element’s linkages can be shown as a network representation. This helps to see how the pieces are coming together as they constitute a whole. Learn more here.
Networks of strong link relations: code-to-code networks. Watch here.
In ATLAS.ti, codes can be connected to codes through specific relations (or meanings). This allows the analyst to create concept maps representing the understanding of the data. Likewise, quotations can be connected to quotations (i.e., hyperlinked) through relations (or meanings), which allows the exploration of how study participants construct the discourse. Learn more here.
The Word Cruncher is a content analysis tool that allows to count word frequencies across documents. It has two expressions: an Excel output and a Word Cloud. Learn more about this here.
Co-occurrences are spatial associations between codes. They tell about the context. In other words, it allows to answer question such as ‘When something is being said about topic X, what else is being said?’ Learn more about this here.
Code-Primary Document Table. Watch here.
This video tutorial shows the Code-Primary Document Table analysis tool in ATLAS.ti 7 Windows. This is a tool that shows the number of quotations linked to a code or a set of codes across participants. There is a variation to it, which is to show the number of words that make up the quotations that are linked to a code or a set of codes across documents. Learn more about this tool here.
The Query Tool allows you to retrieve quotations by codes or combination of codes, across documents or combination of documents. It combines codes with codes using Boolean, Semantic and Proximity operators, and combines documents using Boolean operators. You may learn more about this tool by reading this manual section: Learn more about this tool here.