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Using ATLAS.ti 7 for Researching the Socio-Legal Implications of ICT Adoption in the Justice System of the High Courts of Malaysia

Munirah Mohamad, Ani

Zentraleinrichtung Campusmanagement (ZECM)

The paper describes the use of ATLAS.ti 7 in examining the socio-legal implications of the adoption of information and communication technologies (ICT) in the justice system of the High Courts of Malaysia. Engaging a qualitative method, the study includes both secondary data involving library-based research, and primary data generated from a case study of four High Courts of West and East Malaysia. The paper discusses steps in preparing the data, coding the data and finally analysing the data. ATLAS.ti was used throughout the research process to manage both primary and secondary data, to build up the code list inductively and deductively, to track the relevant quotations from time to time, to explore the data using the Query Tool, to connect ideas and notes and to visually arrange objects in order to make sense of the data in an iterative way.