ATLAS.ti 7.5 – Feature List

Supported Data Types

Text .txt, .rtf, .doc, .docx
PDF Text and images, cross-page quotations. Smooth scrolling, zoomable, high quality display. Use bookmarks, comments and TOCs.
Images Free selectable segments, multiple selections.
Audio Precision selecting, zoomable wave-form.
Video Preview images, precision selecting, zoomable wave-form.
Geo data Full Google Earth integration, incl. KML/KMZ files/overlays.
Survey data Import full surveys from Excel and .csv
Associated documents (A-Docs) Synchronize audio/video with transcripts/text files, play in sync.
Creating / importing transcripts Import transcription projects from F4/F5 and Transana.

Interface

Multi-Language Interface English, German, Spanish (switchable).
Margin Area Maximum usability through unique, organic “paper & pencil” paradigm throughout. Applies to all media types.
Managers Comprehensively manage all aspects of documents, quotations, codes and memos. Offer convenient access to the family function as well.
Navigator (fly-out window) Fast access to major functions anywhere, anytime. Hide from view when not needed.
Multiple documents Work on up to four documents at the same time, incl. cross-linking, commenting, etc.
Customizable Elements Set font and font size for all objects individually. Custom colors for codes.

Working With Documents

Creating transcripts Transcribe directly in ATLAS.ti, Support for many popular footswitches.
Rich Text editing Edit text documents without losing quotations and codes.
Print with margin Print full document with all margin content.
Working With Audio And Video Files
Zoomable waveform State-of-the art multimedia processing for audio and video. Zoom in and out for maximum precision.
Selection Segments can be comfortably and intuitively selected, resized, and moved.

Quotations

The quotation level Only available in ATLAS.ti: the quotation level. There is no need for coding directly. You can begin your work by selecting and marking interesting sections in your data. Name them, write first comments and interpretations, link them to other objects like other quotations or memos.
Quotation functionality The availability of the quotation level supports a number of analytic approaches like discourse analysis, phenomenology, and other interpretive approaches much better as any other available package.

Codes And Coding

Free codes Start with an existing code list, or use free codes as a placeholder for a number of differnt purposes
Open coding Start coding from the bottom-up
In-Vivo coding Assign selected text directly as a code with a single click.
Quick coding Used last selected code: going quickly through your data coding for one particular theme
Coding via drag and drop Simply drop existing codes on a selection.
Merge codes Use this option to aggregate codes
Autocoding GREP-based pattern search and auto-coding in single or all open documents.

Comments & Memos

Write comments for each object Basically all objects can be commented, include meta information for your primary documents, write analytic notes for each quotation, write code definitions, comment on the relations you create, etc.
Write free or linked memos Write free memos, e.g. for project notes, write and link memos as a place for conceptual thoughts
Link Memos Link memos to quotations via drag & drop / link memos in network views to other memos or codes to build theory
Miscellaneous feature and output Export memos with linked quotations, import list of existing codes, display memos in network views

Families/Groups

Families for documents, codes & memos Create families to filter your data e.g. to extract data from only female respondents on a particular theme.
Family / Group managers Families can be accessed via the object managers or in a manager of their own, depending on the task at hand.
Setting families as local filters Group documents, codes, and memos thematically for sorting and filtering.
Setting families as local filters When querying your data set, use families as global filter.
Creating super (smart) families Combine families using Boolean operators for selecttive queries and filter options.

Networks & Linking

Linking objects in margin area (code-code and quotation-quotation links) Convenient linking at the data level
Creating hyperlinks within and across documents Open two or more documents side-by-side to link across documents.
Creating network views / importing or adding objects via drag & drop Create or open network view for a visuel representation of your work.
Networks: Create , document, code and memo groups Use the network view function to create families (group of objects)
Networks: import neighbors Import all directly linked objects into the view
Networks: import co-occuring codes The visual equivalent of the code-cooocurence explorer and table
Networks: various layout Chose between semantic or topological layout
Networks: Thumbnail images for PDs Display your primary documents as image, quite useful when working with pictures
Networks: Individual configurable settings and display options ATLAS.ti for Windows offers many different ways of displaying a network view to support different tastes but also analytic approaches
Networks: output Export network views as graphic file or copy and paste into applications like Word or PowerPoint

Analysis

Text Search Powerful GREP-based pattern search.
Word Cloud Create word clouds of documents and codes
Word Cruncher The Word cruncher calculates the frequencies and rel. frequencies of all words in your documents. Stop and Go lists can be used.
Simple Boolean queries Use the Quotation Manager for simple Boolean queries
Query Tool Easily construct complex queries to elicit meaningful results from you rmaterial. Use the query tool for simple or complex queries. 14 operators (Boolean, semantic and proximity) are at your disposal.
Query Tool with Scope Make your queries even more powerful by combining them with document variables
Code Co-occurrence Table Simple powerful analysis: a cross-tabulation of codes. Results can be extracted in form of numbers (quantiative) or date (qualitative).
Code Co-occurrence Explorer Use the code-coocurence epxlorer to for first explorations to gain an overview of where there might be something interesting in your data
Codes-PD Table Export code or code group frequency per document or document group. The Report is in Excel format.
Setting global filters This options allows you dig dipper, to look at selected parts of your data, to create powerful queries and to filter networkv views.
Creating super (smart) codes Save your queries in form of super codes – you can use super codes in other queries or simply store a query as it represents a hypothesis.

Reports

HTML-based reports, full project Project reports for documents, quotations, codes, memos, links
HTML-based reports, selected objects Reports based on selected objects
Print with margin WYSIWYG – print your coded documents as you see them on screen in front of you
Miscellaneous
Global search Search though all objects using the Object Crawler.
Project explorer Display all parts of your project in a tree view.
Preference settings Personalize ATLAS.ti to fit your needs and to suit your taste

Team Support

User management Create a user account and log in so that all objects get stamped with the name of the user who created it. Can for instance be used for intercoder-reliabilty (see add-on tool CAT.
Shared libraries Unified document repository for sharing material cross a team. Can be housed on a shared drive.
Merge projects Project merging to support collaborative work.
Codings Analyser Let ATLAS.ti check your project for redundant codings.
Intercoder Reliability Use the add-on tool CAT to calculate an IRR coefficient (Kappa or Kronbach’s alpha). Can also be used for a qualitative comparison code-by-code for two or more coders.
Pack & Go – copy bundle Use the copy bundle file as project backup and for transfering your project between users and computers.
Project transfer (Win – Mac) Project from ATLAS.ti for Windows usable in ATLAS.ti for Mac, bi-directional exchange coming soon.

Data Exchange

Export project Full project export in open XML format
Import iPad project Create projects, assign documents, segment and code in the FREE ATLAS.ti Mobile for iPad app.
Import Android project Create projects, assign documents, segment and code in the FREE ATLAS.ti Mobile for Android app.
XML export Additional formats possible from open XML format (requires scripting).
SPSS export SPSS syntax file in full detail (quotations as cases, codes and code families as variables + further information like start and stop positions, etc.)
Other imports/exports PD-family table for variable import via Excel / exchange code lists and commented code lists between projects / import code networks / exchange memos between projects

Documentation

Quick Tour Introduction to essential program tools and functions (English, German, Spanish). Comes with pre-coded sample project.
Full manual Detailed manual.
Online Help Interactive online help.
Video tutorials Extensive collection of video tutorials, continuously updated.

Integration with ATLAS.ti Mobile apps

Import iPad project Create projects, assign documents, segment and code in the FREE ATLAS.ti Mobile for iPad app.
Import Android project Create projects, assign documents, segment and code in the FREE ATLAS.ti Mobile for Android app.

Data Management

Libraries Copies of documents are encrypted and stored securely in internal repository. Revision management.
External (linked) documents Optionally: Documents can be stored externally and linked to project.
Personal and Project-Specific Libraries Project libraries are especially useful for team projects as they can be created at a shared location. Alternatively, single users can create a new library for seperate projects.
Pack & Go – Copy Bundle For teams or single users: Use the copy bundle file as one-click project backup and for transfering your project between computers.
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