Best Practice

Citing ATLAS.ti in your research

Did you use ATLAS.ti in your research and now want to formally mention it in your report? Here's the basic information you need.
Lauren Stewart
Qualitative Data Analysis Expert & ATLAS.ti Professional

You might be wondering where ATLAS.ti fits in the references of your research paper or presentation. Let's look at in-text citations and references to examine how you can cite ATLAS.ti.

In-text citations

When researchers use qualitative data analysis software in their research, they often mention the software package they use in the methodology section of their paper or presentation. Here are some examples that could be found in a research paper:

  • We coded the data in ATLAS.ti 23.2.1 for Mac and produced the following themes from our analysis.
  • I used ATLAS.ti Web (version 5.8.0) to code the transcripts and generated 43 different categories from coding.

References

If ATLAS.ti is its own entry in your list of references, the entry will depend on the citation style required by the journal that will publish your research. Typically, the most important information to include is the full name of the software and the exact version number.

APA style

  • ATLAS.ti Scientific Software Development GmbH. (2023). ATLAS.ti Mac (version 23.2.1) [Qualitative data analysis software]. https://atlasti.com

Chicago style

  • ATLAS.ti Scientific Software Development GmbH. ATLAS.ti Mac. V. 23.2.1. ATLAS.ti Scientific Software Development GmbH. Mac. 2023.

Harvard style

  • ATLAS.ti Scientific Software Development GmbH (2023) ATLAS.ti Mac (Version 23.2.1) [Computer program]. Available at: https://atlasti.com (Downloaded: 27 July 2023).

Finding the version number

In ATLAS.ti Windows, click on the Settings icon in the home screen to find the License and Version Information.

The version number in ATLAS.ti Windows.

You will find the version number in ATLAS.ti Mac by clicking on the ATLAS.ti menu and selecting "About ATLAS.ti."

The version number in ATLAS.ti Mac.

The version number in ATLAS.ti Web can be found by clicking on the three dots in the lower-left corner of the ATLAS.ti Web screen.

The version number in ATLAS.ti Web.