Accelerating the research process by the use of atlas.ti


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Presented at the Asia-Pacific Conference on Computer-Aided Qualitative Research

24-25 February 2011, Macau SAR

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Merlien Institute

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Accelerating the research process by the use of atlas.ti

  1. 1. UTM Accelerating the researchProcess by the use of ATLAS.ti By Siti Rokiah Siwok
  2. 2. Overview• The common challenges during three main stages of a research process: – literature review – data analysis – reporting• How ATLAS.ti accelerates the process at the three stages.• Conclusion 2
  3. 3. At the beginning….• “Once upon a research”…….• Among the feelings that we may have on embarking our research project, especially for novice researchers are : excitement, anxiousness, “ambitious to change the world”, overwhelmed, confuse etc….or may be summed as a generic term call “worry” and “stress”. 3
  4. 4. Pre Literature Stage• This, I called the “Pre literature Review Stage”…and ATLAS.ti can be of great help even at this stage• As thinking and writing are two activities closely linked together, writing our thoughts clarifies our thinking.• At this stage, using the memo is very useful. 4
  5. 5. Then you found a topic…..• A tentative topic would do.• For example : “Helping Parent of Children with Hearing Loss” 5
  6. 6. Literature Review• Then we go on and start on a journey called “literature review”• Again, there are a lot of challenges; overwhelmed by the massive amount of articles …everything seems important… we seem to be voracious for the articles that appear one after another……• We have to make the decision, and ATLAS.ti helps to manage our documents 6
  7. 7. Data Analysis• Similarly during data analysis when everything seem to be “data”, ATLAS.ti helps to manage the massive amount of data and quickens the process of making sense of the data• Coding is of course the most basic action in qualitative data analysis.• The thinking process stays with us, the researcher; and ATLAS.ti helps. 7
  8. 8. Reporting• What I mean by reporting here can be any kind of efforts to write the results of the analysis.• It can be writing the result of the analysis as part of a thesis or writing a journal article or writing a book.• Here is an example of an article in the process of writing. 8
  9. 9. Conclusion• A research is a challenging journey and the process can take a toll on the self of the researcher• With its user friendly features, ATLAS.ti relieves much of the stress in doing research and thus accelerates the process.• Thank you very much 9
  10. 10. Presented at the Asia-Pacific conference on Computer-Aided Qualitative Research 24 & 25 Feb 2011, Macau SARFor more information about our upcoming conferences Please visit: 10