Introduction 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
Susanne Friese is Senior Research Partner at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Goettingen, Germany.
Susanne Friese has produced an up to date, must-read guide full of
useful information for students and early-career researchers
considering using ATLAS.ti for data analysis. Read this book and
learn about computer assisted NCT from the best. -- Jennifer
This is a wonderful, easy to read and pragmatic introduction to using one of the most frequently used and best developed software packages in qualitative research at all levels. At the same time, it introduces to a method of data analysis of its own right for people who are still on their journey to acquire a deeper understanding of software assisted qualitative research or social research in general, while not promising full salvation in handling data without further in-depth study of overall social research methodology and more specific methods. The book can help software users and data handlers far beyond just academic work context, but also in more professional areas such as data/information management, library work, criminalist practice, data mining - or simply for people who want to process lots of information for reading or professional writing. With every sentence, you feel the author has developed the book out of a long standing practice of teaching the same subject matter to people directly all-over the world - with a sense of humour and user needs.-- Peter Stegmaier
Friese clearly articulates her approach to using ATLAS.ti for analysing qualitative data thematically and developing from the descriptive through to the conceptual with invaluable tips on how to then write this up in a report.
This book gives practical insight and encouragement for everyone interested in computer-assisted qualitative data analysis with ATLAS.ti. It is also an essential read for those commencing exploring the world of qualitative research methods or seeking to make sense of rich data in a meaningful way.-- Tobias Mettler
Susanne Friese provides both practitioners and researchers with a handy guide full of important information on making most effective use of ATLAS.ti. It's a 'must have' in the field of qualitative data analysis.-- Maik Arnold
Just like Atlas, the mythic Greek Titan, this book can hold the weight of your qualitative data analysis using ATLAS.ti software. Enlightening, extensive and detailed, the book is a precious guide for both experts and novices in the field of software-supported analysis of qualitative data.-- Stavroula Prantsoudi