Winners of the ATLAS.ti – IIQM Dissertation Award 2015

March 8, 2016

ATLAS.ti sponsors the ATLAS.ti-IIQM Dissertation Award.  Each year, an IIQM (Institute for Qualitative Methodology) panel selects the best Master’s thesis and the doctoral dissertation publications reporting on research using qualitative methodology. The award consists of a cash prize of $3,000. We believe that these awards help to develop and further strengthen the qualitative methodology field internationally.  Since 2011, the year ATLAS.ti started to sponsor the award, we have supported the work of nine young scholars from Canada, Australia and China, who have successfully started their professional careers in the fields of psychology, nursing, public health, gerontology, education and interdisciplinary studies. 

This year award winners are Anastasia Aldelina Lijadi, who completed her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Psychology at the University of Macau, China, and Mariko Sakamoto, who completed her Master’s of Nursing at Athabasca University, China.  Dr. Lijadi’s dissertation, titled “Bloom Where You Are Planted: Place Identity Construction of Third Culture Kids”, explored identity construction in children who move across countries during their developmental years. In her thesis, titled “Perceptions of Personhood and the Early Onset of Dementia Experience ‘I’m Still Here’”, Ms. Sakamoto explored “the lived experience from the point of view of four adults under the age of 65 living with dementia, in particular examining how these individuals perceive their own personhood”. The study used Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) as the guiding methodology.

We invite you to apply for this award. If successful, you will benefit from useful early career start-up funds, will receive a free license and free training in ATLAS.ti, and will receive a complimentary registration for one of the IIQM international conferences on qualitative methodology.  For more information, please visit the program website page here.

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