When creating a project the setup of the analytical frame work is one of the most important steps as it will be the foundation of your future analysis.
It is highly recommended to have a look at our Analytical Framework section to learn more about methodology and best practices if you are new to this concept. The section covers the following topics:
- What is an Analytical Framework?
- What does an Analytical Framework consist of?
- The Analytical Framework on DEEP
- Examples of Analytical Frameworks
For starters an Analytical Framework in DEEP can be understood as a closet with a collection of drawers in which you can extract and store information from your sources by category. Each new project created will need to begin by setting up with an Analytical Framework as otherwise you will not be able to tag and process information in a structured way.
Adding an Analytical Framework
You can add or edit the Analytical Framework for your project via the framework tab in the project management section. In this section you will find the option to add analysis frameworks and modify them based on your needs.
The Analytical Framework management page is divided in two sections:
- On the left hand side you will see all the projects you have been assigned to as administrator. This section allows you to select any project listed, to filter the list for specific projects by using the search box, as well as to quickly create new projects by selecting the blue “Add” button.
- Next to the project list you find a comprehensive list of all Analytical Frameworks created in DEEP. You can filter the list to find a specific framework and select it by clicking on the framework's name or add a new framework by selecting the green “Add” button. When adding a new framework to DEEP a popup will open and you can enter the name for the new framework. Once you have selected or added a framework it will appear on the right hand side of the framework list.
- You will have the option to change the name of the framework.
- Add an additional description to provide more general information on the framework
- Revert any changes you made to the name and description by clicking on the red "Revert" button.
- Do not forget to click on the light green "Save" button once you are satisfied with your changes.
On the top right of the Analytical Framework management page you will find the options to:
- The orange "Edit" button will allow you to access the Analytical Framework customization manager. Please note that any changes made will affect the settings of the framework for all projects that use this specific framework in DEEP!
- Use the green "Clone & Edit" to create a copy of the selected framework and access the Analytical Framework customization manager. This option is useful in case you want to use an existing Analytical Framework and customize it to your own needs without affecting other projects in DEEP.
Please consider the following when choosing one of the two options mentioned above:
- The major benefit of “subscribing” (using an already existing framework) to an Analytical Framework through the edit function is, that your framework will be automatically updated on changes the original owner of the framework administers.
- However, if you are not the owner of the Analytical Framework, please consider cloning and editing the framework to not impact other project’s work as you might overwrite their frameworks.