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Qualitative Data Analysis with ATLAS.ti

Qualitative Data Analysis with ATLAS.ti

Third Edition
  • Susanne Friese - Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity
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April 2019 | 344 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Now updated to cover latest versions and featuring instructions for both Mac and Windows users, this book is still the go-to source of support for getting to grips with qualitative data analysis using ATLAS.ti.

With over twenty years of experience using, developing, and teaching ATLAS.ti, Susanne Friese is the perfect data analysis tour guide. Aware of common challenges and sticking points, she eases readers from readying and organizing data into coding and querying it, providing not only tips on how to prepare for analysis, but also the tools and technical know-how needed to observe, examine, and discuss data. Placing quick software ‘skills training’ tutorials alongside different stages of the data analysis process, she gives readers the opportunity to integrate software training with their actual analysis. 

Chapter 1: The process of computer-assisted analysis
Chapter 2: Getting to know ATLAS.ti
Chapter 3: Embarking on the journey - data and project management
Chapter 4: Technical aspects of coding
Chapter 5: Creating a coding scheme
Chapter 6: Querying the data and further steps in the data analysis process
Chapter 7: Recognizing and visualizing relationships - working with networks
Chapter 8: Compiling the final report - the last phase of the writing process
Chapter 9: Team work

This is a very engrossing and practical text, which explains the qualitative research project using a step-by-step use of Atlas.Ti. The use Atlas.TI serves as the main tool for meeting the project needs of the readers, and the chapters on teamwork etc. are a great help for collaborative projects as well.

As currently, my university does not currently have an Atlas.TI licence, I will not be using this text as an essential reading, but will put it as an additional reading to understand qualitative project process by use of a specific tool such as Atlas.TI.

I am really impressed with the ease and practically of the book, while never sacrificing the theoretical basis of qualitative research. I look forward to be able make full use of the text as an essential reading material in a semester or two.

Professor Mayank Golpelwar
Faculty of Economics, Bremen University of Applied Sciences
January 10, 2020

"Qualitative data analysis with ATLAS.Ti 3rd edition" is a definite must have for qualitative researchers working with ATLAS software.

Dr Elfrieda Fleischmann
Geography and research, Cedar College
June 11, 2019

This book is a very useful guide to working with ATLAS.ti, particularly for people new to the software or those having worked with older versions of it. It contains some good hints and new ideas for long time users too! It is clear that Friese has worked with ATLAS.ti for many years and she is able to present her wisdom and experience in a user friendly fashion. The explanations, screenshots and examples work well together. I recommend this book.

Ms Donna Frost
School of Nursing, Fontys University of Applied Sciences (Eindhoven)
April 29, 2019

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