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Qualitative Data Analysis: ATLAS.ti

This guide provides information and guidance for researchers interested in conducting qualitative data analysis.


        Atlas Ti. 8.0 (for Windows) is out.

       All licenses purchased after April 1, 2015 qualify for a FREE UPGRADE.

        NYU Data Services Lab & NYU's Virtual Computer Lab are now operating on Atlas.Ti 8.0

*NEW FEATURES COMING SOON:  (per Atlas Software Developers) You will notice that some features are not yet available and will be released within the coming months.  For those working in teams we recommend they stay with version 7 until version 8 has the capability to calculate inter-rater reliability. And project exchange between ATLAS.ti Mac and ATLAS.ti 8 is not yet available.  This should be available sometime in Summer 2017.

UPGRADES:  Anyone who bought a license on or after April 1, 2015, should have been notified by Atlas/Scientific Software of their free upgrade on 12/21/2016 with a personalized upgrade link. For those who purchased before that date and wanting to upgrade, they can do so via our orders webpage at .


ATLAS.ti can be used for an assortment of purposes, including coding and analyzing transcripts, field notes, literature reviews, grants, and other documentation. Source materials for coding and analysis using either software can include DOCX., CSV, PDF, TXT, RTF, PJEG, GIF, and audio & video formats.

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Transfering from Atlas 7.5 to 8.0

To import your project from Atlas 7 into ATLAS.ti 8,

In ATLAS.ti 7.5 select Project  Export --> Transfer Bundle (for Mac & A8). This creates a single-file copy of your project.

In ATLAS.ti 8, select “Import Project” from the start screen.

IMPORTANT: While project transfer from ATLAS.ti 7 Windows to ATLAS.ti 8 is fully supported, there is no backwards compatibility with ATLAS.ti 7.

To transfer your project to another computer with either ATLAS.ti 8 or ATLAS.t Mac installed, simply export it via File --> Export.

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