Learn from Cases: Using ATLAS.ti

Categories: Data Analysis, Focus Series, Instruction, Other, Qualitative, Research, Teaching

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Five SAGE Research Cases were featured in a series of posts about collaboration and ways researchers and academic writers work together. In a second series of posts we are exploring research designs and approaches used to conduct each respective study.

The cases are open access until the end of February, 2019.  If the links have expired you can access them through with a 30-day free trial of the Cases platform, using your academic email address.

Analyzing Qualitative Data with Atlas.ti

This research case explains how the software program, Atlas.ti, was used to analyze data collected by 50 professionals from six different health and human service professions. These researchers conducted both mono-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary focus groups, which yielded extensive discussion transcripts. Additional datasets, notes, and records were also analyzed.

Read the full case here:
Riccardi, F.,Mizrahi, T., Garcia, M., Korazim-Kőrösy, Y., & Blumsack, A. (2017). Using Atlas.ti in qualitative research for analyzing inter-disciplinary community collaborationSAGE Research Methods Cases.doi:10.4135/9781473995895

This practical, how-to case will be of interest to researchers who need to make sense of complex qualitative data. While they used Atlas.ti, the strategies used for categorizing and coding will be relevant to researchers who are using other computer assisted qualitative data analysis (CAQDAS) tools.

This map illustrates key elements of the case.

Atlas.ti and a Grounded Theory Case

Readings & Practice Datasets on SAGE Research Methods

This SAGE Research Methods Reading List offers datasets you can use to practice the analytic techniques described in the case. Books, chapters, articles, and additional cases on qualitative data analysis are included as well. If your library does not include SRM, explore these resources with a free trial.

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