ATLAS.ti for Qualitative Research: Outputs

This guide describes how to use the Atlas.ti, a software program, for qualitative research management and analysis

Output of Code List

You can also use Atlas.ti to create outputs of codes, quotations, and documents. The most common formats available are XML and RTF. For instance, you can go to the Code Manager by clicking on Codes, choose Output on the menu, and choose Code List to generate a list of all of the codes you have used. You can choose Codes with Comments to get a list of the Codes with any comments you have added or All Codes with Quotations to see a list of the quotations listed in each code.

Then, choose File to save the list to an RTF or TXT document, or choose Editor to open the list directly in a TXT document.


You can create output lists from several of the managers. For instance, you can output a list of all of the quotations you have created, what codes they are under, and what documents they are in.

You can use the Output function in the Memo manager to create a list of all the memos that you have created in the project, with or without the full text of the memos.

You can also select a specific memo in the Memo Manager and then create an output of that memo and all of the quotations attached to it by using the Selected Memo with Quotations option.


Types of output

Atlas.ti can create outputs of codes, quotations, and documents. The most common outputs are in XML and RTF, but outputs to Excel are also possible

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