So what if my data are all in hardcopy?

So you know that if your data are in softcopy format, you can directly import them into My Library or Team Library of ATLAS.ti to be analysed. But then you also have the hardcopy data which needs to be analysed.

Oh no! Should you be working on them the manual way? Does this mean that you cannot analyse them using the aid of ATLAS.ti?

Of course NO.

Listed below are few alternatives you can choose for working with hardcopy data in ATLAS.ti:

1. Read through your hardcopy data anda summarise them in any softcopy format supported by ATLAS.ti (e.g. .doc, .rft, .txt, etc.) and then import the softcopy file into ATLAS.ti

2. Scan your hardcopy data into TIFF or other formats which will be automatically written into .doc, thereafter import the .doc file into ATLAS.ti

3. If your scanner does not have options for TIFF or other textual formats, you can scan the hardcopy data into .png or .jpg or other graphic formats, then import the graphic file into ATLAS.ti

Good luck!

About Ani Munirah

Ani Munirah Mohamad is a senior lecturer at School of Law (SoL) and Research Fellow at Center for Testing, Measurement and Appraisal (CeTMA), Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok, Kedah, Malaysia. Ani is also a certified senior professional trainer for ATLAS.ti GmbH where she coaches and trains fellow researchers on how to use ATLAS.ti powerfully for the purpose of qualitative analysis and literature review. She may be contacted at dranimunirah [at]
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