DATA ANALYSIS AND THEORY-BUILDING TOOLS
Next select the line style (width, color, solid or dashed).
If you wish, you can specify the preferred layout direction that is used to
automatically draw the picture when opening a Network View on an object.
The final attribute to enter is the "formal property" of the relation:
"transitive," "symmetric," or "asymmetric." A transitive relation is a directed
link like “is part of”, “ is reason for”, “is a”. Both symmetric and asymmetric
relations are non-directed links. An example of a symmetric link is “is
associated with”; “contradicts” is an example for an asymmetric link.
Optionally, you can describe the newly created relation in the text pane at
the bottom of the Relation Editor.
In order to save the new relation, select F
from the Relation Editor
menu. A file dialog window opens. The suggested file name is default.rel.
It is recommended to use this file as your standard repository for relations. It is
possible to create different sets of relations by entering a new file name (see
Managing Relations“ below).
Using the Relation Editor, different sets of relations can be created and stored
in separate files (using
). For instance, you could have a set
of relations related to argumentation theory, or a set based on Grounded
Theory relations. When starting ATLAS.ti, the default relation set is loaded (i.e.,
the file default.rel).
If you have created a new set and stored it in a new REL file, you need to load
it after starting ATLAS.ti. To do so, open the Relation Editor and choose F
. This adds the new relation set to the already loaded default set.
If you want to delete relations from the default set, or from any newly created
set, select a relation in the Relation Editor and choose the menu option F
. When you have removed all unwanted relations and want to
make the changes permanent, you need to save the set (select F
Cosmetics - Network Display Properties
There are numerous options available to alter the appearance of nodes, links,
and even the background.
However, all settings created using the Display menu of Network Editor are lost
after closing the editor. If you want to change colors and fonts globally for all
Network Views, you need to change these settings under N
The color of the Network Editor's background and the color of nodes can be
set independently. Choose D
and then one of the options
from the submenu. You are offered a standard color chooser dialog from which
to pick a color.
ATLAS.ti 6 USER MANUAL
Create sets of