Videotutorial: Code Co-occurrence Tools and Analysis
ATLAS.ti contains multiple powerful, dedicated analytical tool to help to make sense of your data.
The Co-occurrence Explorer and Table show where you have applied codes in an overlapping manner. Rather than determining the codes yourself, you can ask ATLAS.ti which codes overlap. The output can be viewed in form of a tree view or a table. The table provides a frequency count of the number of co-occurrences and a coefficient measuring the strength of the relation. Since a coefficient is only appropriate for some type of data, its display can be activated or deactivated. It is also possible to directly access the data of each co-occurrence. See Code Co-Occurrence Tools.
The Code Document Table counts the frequency of codes across documents. Aggregated counts based on code and document groups are also available. Optionally, the table cells can also contain the word counts for the quotations per code across documents or document group. The table can be exported to Excel. See Code Document Table..
For more complex search requests, the Query Tool is at your disposal. Here you can formulate search requests that are based on combinations of codes using one or a combination of 14 different operators, Boolean, semantic and proximity operators. See The Query Tool..
Global filters are a powerful tool to analyze your data. Global filters have an effect on the entire project and you can compare and contrast your data in all kind of different ways. Effects and connections that were hidden before can now be seen and patterns emerge. For more information, see Applying Global Filter.
A Smart Code is a stored query, thus provides an answer to a question (in the best case) and typically consists of several combined codes. See Working With Smart Codes..
Smart groups are a combination of groups. For instance if want to compare answers of female respondents from rural areas with female respondents from urban areas, you would create two smart groups that you either use directly in a Code-Document Table, or as filter in a code query. Smart code groups can be used if you frequently need a combination of certain codes. See Working With Smart Codes..