Qualitative Data Analysis with ATLAS.ti

Qualitative Data Analysis with ATLAS.ti

Second Edition
Companion Website

© 2014 | 296 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Are you struggling to get to grips with qualitative data analysis? Do you need help getting started using ATLAS.ti? Do you find software manuals difficult to relate to?

Written by a leading expert on ATLAS.ti, this book will guide you step-by-step through using the software to support your research project. In this updated second edition, you will find clear, practical advice on preparing your data, setting up a new project in ATLAS.ti, developing a coding system, asking questions, finding answers and preparing your results.  The new edition features:
  • methodological as well as technical advice
  • numerous practical exercises and examples
  • screenshots showing you each stage of analysis in version 7 of ATLAS.ti 
  • increased coverage of transcription
  • new sections on analysing video and multimedia data
  • a companion website with online tutorials and data sets.  
Susanne Friese teaches qualitative methods at the University of Hanover and at various PhD schools, provides training and consultancy for ATLAS.ti at the intersection between developers and users.

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NCT - A Method for Computer-assisted Qualitative Data Analysis
Getting to Know ATLAS.ti
Data and Project Management
Technical Aspects of Coding
Embarking on a Journey - Getting Ready and Coding the Data Material
Further Steps in the Data Analysis Process
Working with Network Views
Bringing it all Together: Writing Your Research Report


Friese ATLAS.ti companion site

Free resources on the companion website:

For students:

  • Links to free online readings
  • Sample datasets
  • Video tutorials from the author
  • A glossary
  • Specific chapter resources 

For lecturers:

  • Lecture guides
  • Exercises 
  • Prezi presentations
  • Sample datasets

In conclusion, this text is a very good new contribution to the field of understanding qualitative methodologies for data analysis. It is an optimal resource for both students and researchers.

Rafael Alberto Méndez Romero, Colombian School of Engineering
Hipatia Press Journal

From a teacher's perspective, this book is useful when you aim to "visualise" a possible way of analysing qualitative data in methodology courses. This is all the more important when students cannot use such a software in classroom. Furthermore, glossaries of terms at the end of each chapter are helpful for addressing specific doubts.
From a researcher's point of view, this book is a valuable tool for improving analysis and filling possible gaps, especially when the use of this software relies on a learning-by-doing.

Dr Michela Cozza
Business Administration, Mälardalen university
February 10, 2017

An essential aid to the use of Atlas.ti for all users of the software

Dr Fidelis A Emuze
Built, Central Univ of Tech, Free State
March 24, 2016

The book is very well written and informative. My students however encounter many technical issues with Atlas.Ti. Therefore we are unfortunately forced to look at other software options.
If we adopt different software than this book is not of use.

Miss Vana Hutter
Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, Free University, Amsterdam
June 25, 2015

This book shows how to use ATLAS.ti easily and effectively. This is an important and essential handbook for all users of ATLAS.ti

Dr Muhammet Tiltay
Management , Osmangazi University
April 9, 2015
  • updated throughout to comply with version 7 of ATLAS.ti
  • screenshots showing each stage of analysis in version 7 of ATLAS.ti
  • increased coverage of transcription
  • new sections on analysing video and multimedia data
  • a companion website with online tutorials and data sets.

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter Three: Data and Project Management

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