Research Tools for Qualitative Data Analysis

Research Tools in Qualitative Research

Tools of the trade

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.

Professional software tools let the researcher visualize complex interrelations between phenomena and provide quantifiable reporting capabilities.

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.

Working with “soft” data

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 work 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.

With ATLAS.ti you can easily check full texts and match and supplement them with your research data. By linking to databases such as Google Scholar, it is possible to directly examine countless open sources and integrate useful facts into your research. Use the tool to check content for meaningfulness and to elicit useful research results. Atlas.ti offers you the possibility to use a wide range of market research tools to find relevant data that fits your target group.

To learn how to put ATLAS.ti to good use in YOUR research, visit our Research Blog

ATLAS.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.