Creating (Code) Groups
Codes, documents and memos can be grouped. Groups are the equivalent to
“families” in ATLAS.ti for Windows. Groups can be used for sorting and
organizing purposes, but also as filter. Currently groups can be used to set local
filters, which means a filter only applies to the currently open window and not
to the entire project. Global filter options will be added in the future.
This is how you create groups:
Open one of the Managers. Click on the plus sign at the bottom of the
Groups pane or right-click inside the Groups pane and select N
Enter a group name.
Add members to the group via drag and drop from the list of documents /
codes / memos in the manager.
If you click on a group, the items in the manager are filtered and only the
members of the selected group are listed.
Click on S
to reset the filter.
To remove an item from a group, open the Groups Manager, e.g. via the main
menu (Show Documents / Codes / Memos Group Manager), or by right-
clicking on a group in a manager. Select: O
Working With Quotations
It is not always desired to start setting codes immediately. You can begin by
identifying interesting segments in your data, mark them and comment on
them. This is exemplified below based on a video document.
In a video or audio document, you create a quotation simply by highlighting
an area on the audio-wave form. For all other document types, you need to
ATLAS.ti for Mac – Getting Started
Figure 14: Working with code groups