ATLAS.ti and Nvivo: software for the qualitative analysis of unstructured (mobility) data

The MobiLab just acquired a few Atlas.ti and Nvivo licences. Whereas most software used in the digital humanities favors a quantitative approach, Atlas and Nvivo are made for a qualitative analysis of unstructured data: the researcher reads, listen or watch (the software can be used for a variety of media) her files, tags portions of the texts according to the topic of her research and manually creates relationships between the sources. It is much more complicated than it sounds! That is why in the coming months the Mobilab staff will receive extensive training in both Altas.ti and Nvivo and Nvivo will be the object of a dedicated workshop in our September summer school!

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