The end of hermeneutics? Atlas.ti, version 9

Published: 2021
Biograf, 73-74: 233-246
It is argued that the new version of this software package for qualitative analysis continues in a problematic direction. Despite claims about improved workflow, the program interface remains confusing and difficult to use. It requires too many clicks, its setting options are almost zero (impossible to define window background colours, completely missing network views options). Above all, however, it turns out that some of the program capabilities lost with the transition to version 8 in 2016 have not come back (yet).I also show that the program gradually weakens the emphasis on hermeneutic work with text (various modes of reading and writing) in favor of the easiest possible text encoding.