***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Hi Liz, I use Atlas-ti for coding narration (interviews transcription, etc.) particularly for names generation. Atlas-ti have a function to "grabb" network of codes (names) like a dummy diagram software but without SNA measures. After name generation-coding, I transfer list of codes-citations (report generation features of Atlas-ti than I convert in table) in two visualization softwares : in MindManager (each name with theirs narration extracts) and in NetMiner (or other SNA analyser). Mind Manager help me to construct qualitative analysis of network (but limited) and NetMiner for SNA measures (quantitative). I don't know software integrating all that... the analyst need to have competence on many softwares and to make him-herself the integration... For me, Atlas-ti is more flexible and intuitive than Nudist-InVivo. Atlas-ti can also help to coding multimedia artefacts (photo, sound, film,etc). For me, Mind Manager (www.mindjet.com) is the most user-friendly software. I use it since 1995 in every activities of my life (work, study, research, personnal, etc.). For qualitative network analysis MindManager is the better because reflexive. I work also with Compendium (www.compendiuminstitute.org) using embedded data base (data persistence) but Compendium don't have SNA measuring features.... My future researchs will certainly including enhancement adding SNA measuring for those softwares. Regards, and apologize my poor english. Diane Mercier, Ph. D. Docteure en sciences de l'information http://consultus.qc.ca/diane.com/html/Thsededoctorat(2007).html Liz Quinlan a écrit : > Hi Diane; I'm new to SNA so forgive me if this is a trival > question. I wonder if you could tell me what SNA functions the Atlas > ti has in the version you list below? Would you recommend Atlas ti > for a novice? Or are there other qualitative softwares that perhaps > are less powerful but more user-friendly? Thanks Diane! > Liz Quinlan _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.