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Anthropology & archaeology: Qualitative Data Analysis Tools

A guide to library research tools for anthropology and archeology.

Overview of Qualitative Data Analysis Tools (NYU Libraries)

QDA Software Comparison: Atlas.ti, NVivo, Taguette, Dedoose, QDA Miner, MaxQDA, QCoder from NYU Libraries

https://guides.nyu.edu/QDA/comparison

Starting Atlas.ti, Nvivo, or Dedoose

 

GETTING STARTED WITH ATLAS.TI

Getting Started: 

To create a free account access and limitations outlined here.

Read the “Limitations” section.

License options: https://atlasti.cleverbridge.com/74/purl-order

 
Manuals:

Please use them in conjunction with the videos below when you start, and when you get more comfortable with the interface, as a reference: 

https://atlasti.com/manuals-docs/

 
Video tutorials (available also in Spanish): https://atlasti.com/video-tutorials/atlas-ti-9-videos/

 


GETTING STARTED WITH NVIVO12

 
Note: There are 6 computers in the GIS/Data Lab in Rotch Library that you can remote into. NVivo 12 for Windows is available on computers #3 - 8. Please make sure you reserve one of these computers first by emailing gishelp@mit.edu. GIS staff will email you the instructions to login. 

Details are available here: https://libguides.mit.edu/gis/computers

 
Getting Started:

    Purchase (about $100 for students): https://www.qsrinternational.com/nvivo-qualitative-data-analysis-software/buy-now

    14-Day Trial: https://portal.mynvivo.com/shop/trial

 
Manuals: 

NvivoMac12: https://help-nv.qsrinternational.com/12/mac/v12.1.90-d3ea61/Content/welcome.htm

NvivoWindows12: https://help-nv.qsrinternational.com/12/win/v12.1.90-d3ea61/Content/welcome.htm

 
Video Tutorials: There are 12 introductory videos prepared by the University of Hull available on YouTube in English: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjCDy_BmhjHJsZnHXpMMC7OVUr7BcpgX8

Representative sampler videos:

Watch 1: Overview-Getting Started with coding: https://youtu.be/VAAktvxG_aE 

Watch 2: Overview- Reviewing your Codes: https://youtu.be/FhGQRwoHo6E

Watch 3: Query Options: https://youtu.be/ddVp6ILA318

Watch 4: Matrix Query: https://youtu.be/Rg8dkrnMvI8

Watch 5: Project Maps: https://youtu.be/jWKO73Y4TJ0

Watch 6: Image Analysis via a sample art history project. Includes discussion on file naming, hierarchy building, coding images and matrix query: https://youtu.be/VPkyNJmeLwA 

 

GETTING STARTED WITH DEDOOSE

Getting Started: 

 Create a free account: https://www.dedoose.com/signup

 Read Pricing info: https://www.dedoose.com/home/pricing (30 Day Free Trial)

 
Manuals:

User Guide is available here and please use in conjunction with the videos below when you start, and when you get more comfortable with the interface, as a reference: https://www.dedoose.com/userguide

 
Video tutorials: https://www.youtube.com/c/DedooseSupport/videos

Watch 1: Dedoose Video Tutorial 1: Qualitative & Mixed Methods Research using Dedoose: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NP8K7z0MSiw&t=441s

Watch 2: Dedoose Video Tutorial 2: Code Setup https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t740xi7j0YY 

Watch 3: Dedoose Video Tutorial 3: Descriptor Setup: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTco5d5PS_M

Watch 4: Creating your first project https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i12xsmM7AQU

 

This guide was prepared by Hector Beltran (hectorb@mit.edu) and Ece Turnator (turnator@mit.edu).
Last updated: August, 2020