FIVE LEVEL QDA

 

Online ATLAS.ti Tutorial

 

This page provides the step by step online tutorials for using the Five-Level QDA method with ATLAS.ti.   

These ATLAS.ti videos supplement our textbook Qualitative Analysis using ATLAS.ti: The Five-Level QDA method.  

 

They take the key learning points to bring the Five-Level QDA method to life and help you harness ATLAS.ti powerfully. 

 

Videos are organised as follows:


Component Orientation videos supplement the descriptions in Chapter 5 about how each ATLAS.ti component works - illustrating "what is going on" in the program.

The Analytic Planning Worksheet videos describe the layout and workings of the worksheet which help to plan and implement analysis in the most expedient way. 

 

The Case Illustration videos supplement the real-world projects described in Chapters 8 and 9 - demonstrating the stages, phases, and analytic tasks undertaken and how they were accomplished in ATLAS.ti.

As well as these tutorials, we also provide tailored, face to face or online ATLAS.ti training for you, either individually, or for groups of researchers. Please see either our coaching or training pages for more information. 

Please note these videos are not intended as stand-alone instruction. They assume you have read the read the relevant sections referred to in the videos as the videos do not repeat this information. If you would like to order a book please see the Routledge website.

 

Five-Level QDA is a registered trademark. If you are an instructor and would like to use the videos in your courses to accompany the text, please get in touch.

Index of instructional videos (click title to jump to video): 

Component Orientation (Ch 5)

1.  Introduction to chapter 5

2. Illustration of Components in Word

A demonstration of what we mean by components, using the example of cut-and-paste in Microsoft Word. See Chapter 3, page 47, for a full discussion.

3. The ATLAS.ti Windows interface

This video introduces the parts of the screen and how to navigate around them

4. Documents

Introduction to DOCUMENTS and how you ADD and IMPORT them to an ATLAS.ti-PROJECT, and the actions that can be taken on DOCUMENTS.

5.  Groups & Smart-groups

For DOCUMENTS, CODES, MEMOS, & NETWORKS: This video demonstrates how Groups and Smart-groups work in the same way for all these components.

 

6. Quotations

An introduction to QUOTATIONS, the component that is central to all work in ATLAS.ti. 

7. Hyper-linked quotations

An introduction to HYPERLINKED-QUOTATIONS, which are pairs of linked QUOTATIONS.

8. Codes

This video is in two parts, demonstrating how to link CODES to QUOTATIONS, both manually and through auto-coding, different ways to organise CODES, and the actions that can be taken on CODES.

9. Coded-quotations

A two part video, introducing simple and complex retrieval of CODED-QUOTATIONS using the Query Tool, and the actions that can be taken on CODED-QUOTATIONS.

10. Smart-code & Smart-code-snapshot

A two part video, demonstrating the 14 operators of the Query Tool in preparation for constructing Queries and creating SMART-CODES, how to construct a Query with integrated use of the Co-occurrence Table, and how to save a Query as a SMART-CODE and a SMART-CODE SNAPSHOT. 

11. Memos and Comments

This video introduces and compares the workings of MEMOS and COMMENTS.

12. Networks

An introduction to NETWORKS, which are visual displays of other components.

13. The ATLAS.ti-Project as a whole

A discussion of the aspects of ATLAS.ti that refers to the project as a whole and that apply to every component. This video also introduces the user system.

14. Working in teams

A demonstration of the simple merging of two ATLAS.ti-PROJECTS, to orient you to the principles of merging.

The Analytic Planning Worksheet (Ch 6)

15. The strategies levels of the Analytic Planning Worksheet 

A demonstration of the layout and workings of the Analytic Planning Worksheet, focusing on the strategies levels in the top sections of the Worksheet. 

16. The tactics levels of the Analytic Planning Worksheet

A demonstration of the translation of analytic tasks into software tactics, as described in Chapter 6

Case Illustrations (Ch 8)

17.  Introduction to chapter 8

18. Case illustration of a straightforward project: A literature review

Demonstration of a literature review intended for beginning researchers who may not yet have conducted their first research study or used ATLAS.ti.

Case Illustrations (Ch 9)

19.  Introduction to chapter 9

20. Case illustration of a sophisticated project: A discourse analysis

Demonstration videos 

Dialogue videos

Translation videos

 

Component Orientation Videos in ATLAS.ti (Ch 5)

These orientations supplement the descriptions in Chapter 5 about how each component works - they let you know "what is going on" in the programme. When you need detailed information about operating the program, you will then be well prepared to consult the latest version of the online ATLAS.ti 8 Manual.

 

Introduction

Please watch this video first, so you know what to expect from the Component Orientation Videos

 

Illustration of components in Microsoft Word

This video demonstrates what we mean by components, using the example of cut-and-paste in Microsoft Word.

 

See Chapter 3, page 47, for a full discussion.

 

The ATLAS.TI Windows interface

An introduction to the parts of the screen and how to navigate around them

 

ATLAS.ti Documents 

This video is in two parts, introducing DOCUMENTS and how you ADD and IMPORT them to an ATLAS.ti-PROJECT, and the actions that can be taken on DOCUMENTS.

Part 1 introduces the topics in both Part 1 and Part 2 of this video and continues with demonstrating DOCUMENTS and how you ADD and IMPORT them to an ATLAS.ti-PROJECT.

Part 2 continues with a review of the component-specific actions relevant to DOCUMENTS.

Here is a Training Topic to download with further guidance on importing survey data from Excel spreadsheets. 

 

ATLAS.ti Groups and Smart-Groups

These videos demonstrate how Groups and Smart-groups work in the same way for all these components.

Part 1 introduces the topics in both Part 1 and Part 2 of this video and continues with demonstrating how to construct GROUPS and SMART-GROUPS.

Part 2 reviews the component-specific actions relevant to GROUPS and SMART-GROUPS.

ATLAS.ti Quotations

This video introduces QUOTATIONS, the component that is central to all work in ATLAS.ti.

 
 

ATLAS.ti Hyper-Linked Quotation

This video introduces HYPER-LINKED QUOTATIONS, which are pairs of linked QUOTATIONS.

 

ATLAS.ti Linking Codes to Quotations

This video is in two parts, demonstrating how to link CODES to QUOTATIONS, both manually and through auto-coding, different ways to organise CODES, and the actions that can be taken on CODES.

Part 1 introduces the topics in both Part 1 and Part 2 of this video and continues with demonstrating how to link CODES to QUOTATIONS, both manually and through auto-coding.

Part 2 demonstrates the different ways to organize CODES and reviews the component-specific actions relevant to CODES.

ATLAS.ti Coded Quotation

This video is in two parts, introducing simple and complex retrieval of CODED-QUOTATIONS using the Query Tool, and the actions that can be taken on CODED-QUOTATIONS.

Part 1 introduces the topics in both Part 1 and Part 2 of this video, and demonstrates simple and complex retrieval of CODED-QUOTATIONS using the Query Tool, focussing on the most commonly used operators: OR, AND, NOT, and CO-OCCUR.

Part 2 continues with counting CODED-QUOTATIONS, and reviews the component-specific actions relevant to CODED-QUOTATIONS.

 
 

ATLAS.ti Smart-code and Smart-code Capture

This video is in two parts, demonstrating the 14 operators of the Query Tool in preparation for constructing Queries and creating SMART-CODES, how to construct a Query with integrated use of the Co-occurrence Table, and how to save a Query as a SMART-CODE and a SMART-CODE SNAPSHOT.

Part 1 introduces the topics in both Part 1 and Part 2 of this video and demonstrates the 14 operators of the Query Tool in preparation for constructing Queries and creating SMART-CODES.

 

Part 2 demonstrates how to construct a Query with integrated use of the Co-occurrence Table, and how to save a Query as a SMART-CODE and a SMART-CODE SNAPSHOT.

 

ATLAS.ti Memos and Comments

This video introduces and compares the workings of MEMOS and COMMENTS.

 

ATLAS.ti Network

This video introduces NETWORKS, which are visual displays of other components.

 

The ATLAS.ti project as a whole

This video discusses the aspects of ATLAS.ti that refers to the project as a whole and that apply to every component. This video also introduces the user system.

 

Working in teams with ATLAS.ti

This video demonstrates the simple merging of two ATLAS.ti-PROJECTS, to orient you to the principles of merging. More detailed information for larger or more complicated teams is available on ATLAS.ti's YouTube video on team project workflow. 

 

The Analytic Planning Worksheet (Ch 6)

The following resources supplement the section in Chapter 6 on how Analytic Planning Worksheets have been designed and are used.

An overview of the real-world research project (called the "DMO project") which is used to illustrate the following videos and the accompanying Analytic Planning Worksheets.

 

PART 1 - The strategies levels of the Analytic Planning Worksheet

This video demonstrates the layout and workings of the Analytic Planning Worksheet, focusing on the strategies levels in the top sections of the Worksheet.

First please download and read the overview of the DMO project which is used in the following resources.

You can also download here a MS Word template of the Analytic Planning Worksheet which can be used as is, or adapted for your needs.

 

PART 2 - The tactics levels of the Analytic Planning Worksheet

This video focuses on the bottom sections of the Worksheet which facilitate the translation of analytic tasks into software tactics, as described in Chapter 6. 

Please download here the completed Analytic Planning Worksheet/ATLAS.ti for Phase 3 of the 'DMO project', which is illustrated in the following video.

 

Case Illustration of a straightforward project: a literature review (Ch 8)

These videos are a supplement to the cases illustrations in Chapter 8. The videos demonstrate the stages, phases, and analytic tasks described in the chapters.

 
 

Introduction

Please watch this video first, so you know what to expect from the Case Illustration Videos

Case illustration of a straightforward project: A literature review

The five demonstration videos bring to life the whole project stage by stage. 

 

We assume that you have watched the Component Orientation videos and read the description of the project in Chapter 8 because the demonstrations do not repeat this information.

 

Case Illustration of a sophisticated project: a discourse analysis (Ch 9)

These videos are in three parts: demonstration, dialogue and translation videos.

 

The demonstration videos bring to life the whole project, stage by stage, the dialogue videos discuss different aspects of how the project was conducted and the translation videos demonstration the translation process for two of the analytical tasks listed in chapter 9. 

 

Introduction

Please watch this video first, so you know what to expect from the Case Illustration Videos

 

Case illustration of a sophisticated project: A discourse analysis

The four demonstration videos bring to life the whole project stage by stage. We assume that you have watched the Component Orientation videos and read the description of the project in Chapter 9 because the demonstrations do not repeat this information.

 

The four dialogue videos with the case contributor, Dr. Trena Paulus, discuss different aspects of how the project was conducted.

 

The dialogue is in three parts, preceded by a Watch Me First video that introduces the content of the three parts. 

 

Dialogue 

The four dialogue videos with the case contributor, Dr. Trena Paulus, discuss different aspects of how the project was conducted.

 

The dialogue is in three parts, preceded by a Watch Me First video that introduces the content of the three parts. 

Part 1 discusses interpretive methodologies 

Part 2 discusses in using ATLAS.ti in every aspect of a project

Part 3 provides an illustration of Five-Level QDA thinking 

 

Translation of an analytical task 

The two translation videos demonstrate the translation process for two of the analytic tasks listed in Chapter 9. 

Because there are always different ways to fulfil an analytic task, these videos demonstrate contrasting ways to translate the same analytic task, and we discuss the pros and cons of each way. The associated Analytic Planning Worksheets are downloadable below as PDFs. 

The first translation video is more straightforward; the second is more sophisticated and introduces the Translation Step 4 Worksheet that is included in the downloadable PDF. These Step 4 Worksheets will also be used in all the Harnessing Component videos.

 

Translation of an analytical task: first straightforward example. 

Analytic Task 12-B

Click here if you would like to download the Analytic Planning Worksheets demonstrated in the two parts of this video.

Part 1 discusses the original tactics to fulfil the task. 

Part 2 provides alternative tactics to fulfil the task 

Translation of an analytical task: second more sophisticated example. 

Analytic Task 9-B

Click here if you would like to download the Analytic Planning Worksheets and the Translation Step 4 Worksheet demonstrated in the three parts of this video.

Part 1 discusses the original tactics to fulfil the task. 

Part 2 evaluates alternative tactics to fulfil the analytic task with the Translation Step 4 Worksheet

Part 3 demonstrates the chosen alternative tactic to fulfil the task

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