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Brief description

Atlas.TI is a program that supports qualitative analysis of textual, graphical and audiovisual data. It can be used for both systematic and creative analysis of unstructured data. You can use the programme to annotate your research material in different ways and add comments (called. memos) to all kinds of objects (such as documents, quotes or annotations). It is also possible to link various parts of the material by using hyperlinks. Annotations, comments and hyperlinks can be viewed, searched and combined in several ways. Annotations can be tallied and exported in SPSS format for further statistic analysis.
A more thorough description of the features of Atlas.ti and its underlying concepts can be found in the document ATLAS.ti 6: Concepts and Functions.Concepts and Functions.


Under the Support > Manual+Docs heading on the ATLAS.ti website, you can find quick tours, quick and complete manuals and a number of video tutorials that show the most important functionality of the program.


  • ATLAS.ti is available on VU PCs for students of the Faculty of Humanities.
  • Staff members can gain access to the program via the IT helpdesk.
  • A free demo version of the program is available via the ATLAS.ti website, which is fully functional, but can only be used to analyse a limited amount of data.

More information

ATLAS.ti website

Friese, Susanne. 2011. Using ATLAS.ti for Analyzing the Financial Crisis Data. Forum: Qualitative Social Research (12:1).
This article gives examples of how Atlas.ti can be used in research projects.

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