Imagine converting the results of a large online survey into a Hermeneutic Unit in ATLAS.ti with just a few mouse clicks. ATLAS.ti lets you do just that!
Here is a typical work flow:
- Create an online survey using, for example, Google Docs (a very convenient tool, although other frameworks are supported as well)
- Download and store the survey as an Excel table once your respondents have filled out the questionnaire
- Import the table into ATLAS.ti
- Voilà: Each row (= one respondent) becomes a primary document, and content is collected and created from the answers to open-ended questions. PD families are created from single and multiple-choice questions; quotations are created for each answer and coded with the respective question (you may use abbreviations). This accomplishes a lot of tedious pre-coding work in a few seconds.
Now you can get started with what really matters: Your analysis!I
It's that easy to work with survey data from nearly any source.