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

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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How software can help support philological research: learning from CoDato

How software can help support philological research: learning from CoDato

Codices Vossiani Latini Online– CoDato is also a digitally innovative project. CoDato relies on the use of Nvivo, a computer-assisted qualitative data analysis software. The digitized images of the codices can be imported into Nvivo, where they will be read, provided with a set of specific metadata, also related to sources extracted from other archives and in different formats. CoDato also makes use of Nodegoat, a software for creating, managing, analysing and visualising datasets. It allows researchers to enrich data with relational, geographical and temporal attributes. Within Nodegoat the researcher is able to analyse codices as artifacts and to outline the spread of Latin texts in medieval and modern times