This is a fast introduction to what the main windows in TAMS look like and how some of the important controls operate.
The official TAMS tutorial
Best used after exploring the other documentation as a way to quickly recall how to do specific tasks
After the tutorial, this is what you should read
This is the follow up to the user guide which shows people using multiuser TAMS Analyzer how to set up a server for mulitple users
This documents the features as new versions of TAMS Analyzer is released.
This collection of over 100pp of update notices is the place to find documentation on most of the reporting and analysis features of TAMS Analyzer.
If you want documentation of features that have been around awhile (many of the reports and the media player, for instance), this is the place to look.
TAMS comes with a variety of small publications called tamsZines which focus on specfic issues. Early tamsZines were created with Scribus, but more recently I've used ComicLife to create highly graphic guides to specific research activities and TAMS issues.
Here I explore how tams provides specific tools for dealing with different types of qualitative data
Data comparison tables is the main report generator for TAMS Analyzer. However, because the elements of the table are linked to results windows, these reports can be used for analytic purposes as well. This tamsZine explains how.
Memoing can happen at the code level and as documents organized by themes, this latter approach is explained in this tamsZine.
This shows how to group codes together into non-related sets which can be used for analysis.
In addition to searching for coded text, TAMS Analyzer can search for specific text, either in general, or by paragraphs or sentences that contain that text.
This tamsZine shows how to use Excel(tm) with TAMS Analyzer to create bar graphs of code frequencies.
Probably the most common question I am asked by TAMS Analyzer is "How do I change code A to code B?" This tamsZine shows how.
TAMS Analyzer can generate IRR measures such as Cohen's Kappa and percent match.
One of the great tools for large projects is hot code sets: quick ways to reduce your codes to a small focused group that you want to concentrate on.
This older documentation shows how to create graph diagrams (think brainstorm type diagrams) in TA.
While data comparison tables are the easiest way to get simple counts, sometimes you will need more complex counts, counts that involve different levels of break points. That's what data summary reports are for.
This is less of a how to, as much of an older summary of ways to group data in TAMS Analyzer and the analytic advantages of each. Some of the limits of code sets in particular are out of date. Since writing this documentation I have extended the power of Data Comparison Tables to get counts of your data by code set (rather than the individual codes).
This is quite old documentation about signing your codes, i.e., embedding initials in codes that allow others and TAMS to see what you have coded vs. another member of your team.
This tamsZine walks through the basics of creating and analyzing contextual information, such as an informant's gender or institutional affiliation.