What are the types of content sources?

What are the types of content sources?

Add qualitative data to your project, such as interview transcriptions, survey responses, field notes, secondary sources, and more

You can use any type of content source for your qualitative analysis in ATLAS.ti Web. For example, a project can include:


A conversation between two or more people where open-ended questions are asked by the interviewer to collect qualitative data from the interviewee(s).

Focus groups

Several people are asked, at one time in a gathering, about their perspectives and attitudes about a specific topic. They could be asked to discuss an idea, concept, product, or commercial ad, to name a few examples.


One or more open-ended questions are asked in a series of questions for the purpose of gathering qualitative data from the survey's participants.

Field notes and observations

Narratives in which the researcher describes or reflects upon a fieldwork experience or the observation of an event.

Digital content and literature

Written or spoken language available as a digital source and any other online content such as books, articles and study reports.