What is the Code-Document Table view?

You can construct code-document tables to explore code frequencies across your documents. In other words, the code-document table lets you see where in your project the different codes are being used.

From the code-document table, you can add codes, code groups, documents, and/or document groups. For example, if we wanted to determine which themes are discussed by different groups of people, we can select codes that represent our themes and document groups for each group of people we have interviewed.

The code-document table then shows how many times each code was used across all the data from the different groups of people, providing a helpful global overview and permitting comparisons across the data. With this tool, you can construct tables that show the frequencies of your codes and/or code groups, so you can see how many times a certain code (or code group) was used in a particular document (or document group). As always, ATLAS.ti also keeps you close to the data: Click on any cell in the table to view the quotations behind the numbers.

You can also edit the name and comment of this table by clicking on the “information” button at the top of the screen. The comment space of the report view offers a perfect space to note down your research question (or the purpose for which you created this view).

You can also choose how you want to sort the resulting quotations by clicking on the header row at the top of the column you want to sort. Finally, you can save the report to your computer by clicking on the download icon in the top-right corner. This will generate an Excel spreadsheet of the data quotations, their associated codes and comments, and the document from which each quotation comes.