Training Participants

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Denise J. Jones, PhD Student Human Services Counseling Capella University

The workshop was wonderful! Having the opportunity to work hands-on with ATLAS.ti to analyze data was invaluable. Dr. Contreras was thorough and able to explain things in a manner that could be understood by the layperson.

Doctoral Student Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, North Carolina State University,

This workshop went far beyond my expectations in terms of usefulness and applicability to my research. Ricardo is not only incredibly knowledgeable about ATLAS.ti, his guidance in qualitative coding of data was invaluable.

Tracy Winter,

I have been incredibly impressed with ATLAS.ti's employees and the service they provide. I feel very good knowing that your company has terrific support in place to help me. I can't remember when I've seen such a responsive team.

Farhard Moayeri, Program Coordinator of Project Management Program at Centennial College,Toronto, Canada

I really appreciate the way Ricardo presents what ATLAS.ti is and how it works. He systematically explains all of the features and possible options of this powerful software for qualitative data analysis.


J. Pedro,

I liked the workshop taught by Neringa very much; everything was well explained with practical examples. I acquired the ATLAS.ti license, and I am using it in my doctoral thesis. It is working very well and it has exceeded all my expectations.

Jesús Eduardo Pulido, Venezuela,

La Experiencia de la Dra. Neringa en el manejo del ATLAS.ti así como su acertada metodología para ilustrar los procesos en el análisis de datos cualitativos conducen a una sola expresión: Excelente.


The explanations given in the workshop were very complete. Dr. Kalpokaite made sure to relate with each one of the participants and to answer all their answers in a simple and effective manner.


I found the course to be excellent, interactive, interesting, and I attained a better understanding of ATLAS.ti. I find it a very good tool, which without a doubt will facilitate the work on my thesis.


The course is very dynamic and practical. The level of difficulty is adequate and progressive. I feel the course is well designed and well carried out.


I have done two courses with Neringa and she was extremely helpful for her clarity, orderliness, and efficient use of time. Moreover, she is always available for further queries after the courses. Thank you very much.


I would recommend the course without a hesitation. The course provides the necessary knowledge for carrying out a qualitative study using ATLAS.ti.

Doctoral student of anthropology, UCM, Spain,

This is a very useful course for those carrying out research using qualitative methodology and managing large amounts of data (of any type)


Creo que la amabilidad en el trato, la cercanía, la claridad en la exposición y la profesionalidad pueden ir unidas y este curso ha sido un buen ejemplo de ello.


La claridad expositiva y la excelente presentación de Neringa demuestran no solamente su exhaustivo conocimiento sobre el programa ATLAS.ti, sino también su formación académica- científica y experticia en los fundamentos epistemológicos de las ciencias sociales y las metodologías cualitativas.

Doctoral student, Autonomous University of Barcelona,

The practice of the ATLAS.ti webinar was very helpful for me, both instrumentally and conceptually, it is at an excellent level and the help is extremely accessible.


The session was very productive and clear, which motivates you to continue deepening your knowledge.

Priscila Sato,

El curso va muy bien, me encantaran las clases. Las explicaciones son muy claras y presentan bien las herramientas de ATLAS.ti. ¡Muchas gracias otra vez por su disponibilidad y interese en ayudar! ¡Poder contar con ustedes es inestimable!

Doctoral student of the University of Navarra, Spain,

The ATLAS.ti course was very useful for both the training and the practice. The possibility to complete the course asynchronously facilitates on the one hand, the power to adjust the study hours to when you have time as opposed to adjusting your schedule for a face-to-face course.


I live in Brazil, and the format of the course was essential for me to be able to do it. Neringa and Ivana were very applied and friendly the whole time. The seriousness and attention that they showed during the course made me very satisfied with the experience.

Augusto Sequeiros Pumar,

In relation to the course, I express my sincerest congratulations to the professor Dr. Neringa Kalpokaite and the project coordinator Ivana Radivojevic for their delivery, dedication, and friendliness regarding problems and questions I had throughout the course.

Professor, University of Alberta, June 23rd 2014

Excellent training program if you've never had any experience with coding software or you need to start a big project!

Noemi Spagnoletti researcher IP-USP, Brazil, June 17 2014

The course was useful for those starting to learn how to use the software. Of course, being an introduction, people remains with doubts and questions.
I hope to group a class of students and follow the next course,

Researcher, October 20th 2014

This course has made it possible for me to begin coding my data effectively as soon as I get the software installed.

Marvin Rodriguez Vargas Sociólogo Universidad de Costa Rica Banco Popular y de Desarrollo Comunal, November 20th 2014

ATLAS.ti Introductory Webinars represent a great opportunity for learning the basics of this software through the guide of highly qualified and experienced qualitative researchers. I strongly recommend these courses to professionals and researchers who want to incorporate ATLAS.ti into their analysis, but have little or no knowledge of how to do it.

Chitung Said, Programme Quality & Learning Manager at Restless Development in Tanzania., November 13th 2014

It was wonderful experience to see how possible it is to organise qualitative data through ATLAS.ti apart from my knowledge of traditional quantitative analysis that I know. This is going to easy my work considerably, thanks ATLAS.ti.


Doctoral Student, November 20th 2014

The hands-on presentation was very helpful for developing a better understanding of the technical features of the program. I had taken the six-hour webinar but still had some questions that the face-to face session with the instructor helped to clarify.


Behavioral Scientist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, November 25th 2014

The class provided very useful information and guidance regarding analysis of different types of data. Great inclusion of articles available in the Resources section. Good review of the capabilities of the software.


Diane L. Wolf, Professor of Sociology, Univ. of California, Davis, August 15th 2014

In addition to an excellent presentation, I greatly appreciated the instructor's quick responses to our texted questions.

Doctoral Student, University Malaysia Sabah, September 23rd 2014

I have been looking for a user-friendly software to facilitate my data analysis and I am very grateful to have found ATLAS.ti. I would highly recommend ATLAS.ti to my fellow Ph.D students.


Consultant, December 4th 2014

The 1-hour tutorial was jam-packed with great information! I'm really excited to start using this new tool on my Mac!!

Curricuista Reynalda Pimentel de Arrocha, 11 de junio 2014

En esta ocasión aprecié de forma más ejemplificada tanto los comandos, como las formas de integración, al estar la Instructora explicando. De igual, manera las explicaciones permitían seguir la visualización de los ejemplos que describía. El taller evaluativamente fue excelente.


Investigador, 10 de julio 2014

Soy investigador. La docente del curso tuvo un alto grado de implicación y disponibilidad, un alto grado de calidad docente y un alto conocimiento de la materia. ¡Muy recomendable!

Claudia Romero, Consultora (IESTQM, España)., 15 de julio 2014

El curso nos mostró las infinitas posibilidades que ofrece ATLAS.ti como herramienta para el análisis cualitativo de datos. Neringa Kalpokaite supo captar nuestra atención, introducirnos al uso del programa y enseñarnos su aplicabilidad.

Estudiante ITESO, Guadalajara, Jalisco. México, 23 de julio 2014

Me pareció una adecuada introducción a Atlas.ti, bien manejado y algo que me pareció relevente fue la personalización que se dio a los participantes. Indudablemente, dejan la inquietud suficiente para seguir conociendo y practicando más del programa.

Profesora, 25 de julio, 2014

Felicitaciones a la profesora por su pedagogía y transmisión del contenido. Como sugerencia programar este curso con más horas para un mayor afianzamiento de lo tratado en las dos sesiones y poder realizar más práctica.


Julio Fernandez Decano Facultad Enfermeria Universidad de Valencia, 25 de julio, 2014

El curso de ATLAS.ti impartido por Neringa Kalpokaite es imprescindible para todo/a que quiera utilizar el programa. Abre un sinfín de posibilidades y el aprendizaje esta muy bien estructurado, resultando ameno y muy provechoso.


Josefa Eugenia Blasco Mira Profesora. Universidad de Alicante, España., 27 de julio, 2014

El curso fue impartido magistralmente por la profesora. Desearía que para un futuro cercano volviera a impartirse el curso pero de forma más pausada. Es decir con una mayor duración en horas y distribuidas, por ejemplo a la largo de una semana para poder sedimentar los conocimientos adquiridos.


Profesora Universidad de Colima, México, 14 de agosto, 2014

El curso me permitió conocer todas las posibilidades del programa para sacarle mejor provecho en mis proyectos de investigación y con mis estudiantes.


Marisol Hernández Estudiante Doctorado en Tecnología Educativa Universitat de les Illes Balears, 9 de septiembre, 2014

Me parece un valioso aporte realizar una inducción del software, mostrando las potencialidades de ATLAS.ti. Mis felicitaciones porque quedé gratamente sorprendida con las mejoras que tiene Atlas.ti en la versión actual.


Doctorando Ciencias Sociales. Universitat de València. España., 21 de octubre, 2014

Este taller nos dio la información básica acerca de los conceptos básicos y algunas posibilidades que ofrece este programa. Lo cierto es que deja una buenísima impresión el curso, quedándote con ganas de ampliar conocimientos sobre el mismo. Desde luego que, a la hora de realizar una investigación cualitativa, este programa me parece imprescindible.


Ana Maria Gutierrez Monsalve, Profesional en Planeación y Desarrollo Social, Institución Universitaria Colegio Mayor de Antiquia Medellin- Colombia, 5 de noviembre, 2014

El contexto actual exige una mayor comprensión en tanto las dinámicas son altamente cambiantes, por fortuna existe Atlas Ti que te permite amar tu rol de investigador facilitando tanto el orden como el análisis de la información.

Ricardo Valls, Toronto, Canada, 5 de noviembre, 2014

Mi nombre es Ricardo Valls, a P. Geo. with 33 years of International Experience in Geology. I live in Toronto, Canada, but work around the world. I love science and do a lot of investigation. I enjoyed enormously the presentation. It was witty, funny and serious at the same time.

Thank you!

Ulina Mapp Candidata a doctor en Ciencias de la educación, Universidad de Panamá, 18 de noviembre 2014

A mi parecer el curso es totalmente didáctico, se ha dado de manera pausada. Considero que debo tener el programa abierto a la par e ir practicando a medida que avanza la explicación.

Estudiante Universidad de Colima, México, 1 de diciembre 2014

El taller si cumplió con ser introductorio, claro a veces deseamos conocer más sobre el programa, peor esto nos da una gran idea de lo que podemos hacer con él.

Estudiante Universidad da Coruña, 1 de diciembre 2014

Soy estudiante de doctorado en Planificación del Turismo de la Universidad da Coruña, para una primera aproximación con el programa el curso es muy recomendable. ¡Muchas Gracias Dra. Neringa!

Nuria Martínez, doctoranda en el CEU, Madrid, España., 4 de diciembre 2014

Al empezar a trabajar con ATLAS.ti cualquier formación extra es interesante. Ha sido un pequeño taller, al lado de las inmensas posibilidades de este software, pero a la vez muy productivo, animo a cualquiera a disfrutar de la formación que se ofrece, es un gran valor añadido el poder acceder a ella y a los formadores, no es habitual encontrar este tipo de soporte.

Diana Gómez, Psicología, Universidad de Guadalajara, 4 de diciembre 2014

Mi nombre es Diana Gómez soy profesora de psicología, en Guadalajara, Jalisco, México; el curso me pareció interesante, práctico y muy útil para el trabajo de investigación de los alumnos. Espero poder continuar con la capacitación que ofrecen.

Dina Martinez-Tyson, PhD MPH Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute University of South Florida, April 2010

This was an exceptional training experience.  The workshop was very hands on.  All concepts and their applications were clearly explained.  I highly recommend this to qualitative researchers.

Denise J. Jones, MEd PhD Student Human Services Counseling Capella University, June 19 2010

The workshop was wonderful! Having the opportunity to work hands-on with ATLAS.ti to analyze data was invaluable. Dr. Contreras was thorough and able to explain things in a manner that could be understood by the layperson.

Lisa Hervey Research Assistant, Friday Institute for Educational Innovation Doctoral Candidate in Curriculum and Instruction, North Carolina State University, August 15, 2010

After attending the ATLAS.ti workshop with Dr. Contreras, I am empowered to go forth and complete a systematic analysis of my qualitative data from my dissertation research. Specifically, I know the importance of using memos to record my processes (...)

Victoria Mills, BA, Communications The University of Tennessee Knoxville, On-site workshop March 2010

Going into the ATLAS.ti workshop, I was quite apprehensive because I have a tendency to be completely inept at all things computer-related.  I was pleasantly surprised, however, to realize that although ATLAS.ti is a powerful and exciting analysis tool

Brian K. Barber, PhD Director Center for the Study of Youth & Political Violence The University of Tennessee Knoxville, (On-site workshop) March 2010

The ATLAS.ti training was excellent. Dr. Contreras is not only expert at the software, but he is an effective trainer - knowing how to both scope and pace intensive training. All participants in the training were very pleased.

Katharine Sprecher PhD Student Cultural Studies of Educational Foundations The University of Tennessee Knoxville, (On-site workshop) March 2010

I was especially pleased with the way Dr. Contreras tailored the training to our needs, helping us to adapt the software to our particular research project.  By immediately applying the training to our context, I was able to master the process better than I expected.

Victoria Mills Research Assistant Department of Public Health, University of Tennessee Knoxville, (On-site advanced training) August 23, 2010

Our second round of ATLAS.ti training with Ricardo was absolutely as useful and informative as I expected after going through the initial trainings with him as our guide. This workshop was focused on two projects, neither of which I am working on, and I was still able (...)

Linley Stanger, MSc Nursing Associate Chief Nurse at Boise VA Medical Center Boise, Idaho, Web Conferencing Workshop September 11, 2010

One of my job duties is to come up with a qualitative study from focus groups of Registered Nurses identifying what is important in their practice of Nursing.  From the data from the focus groups I will be developing a Nursing Practice Model for the Boise VA Medical Center.

Leslie Ayre-Jaschke, MSc Health Promotion Lead Evaluator for the Alberta Rural Development Network (ARDN) Alberta, Canada, Web Conferencing Workshop September 11, 2010

Thanks, Ricardo! I learned so much about using ATLAS.ti efficiently and effectively that would have been helpful when I used the program for my thesis work. You've opened up a lot of possibilities and guided me toward being better organized and a better analyst.

Amy Kwan, MPH Doctoral Student, Public Health Graduate Center, Hunter College, City University of New York, Web Conferencing Workshop September 11, 2010

Ricardo is an excellent instructor who is extremely knowledgeable about ATLAS.ti. He makes the complexities of the software much easier to grasp, and walks through all the steps in a thorough, clear, understandable way

Lindy Carrow, MSW Research Associate Social IMPACT Research Center, a program of Heartland Alliance Chicago, Web Conferencing Workshop September 11, 2010

This training was very helpful in getting started in my project.  I feel much more comfortable using this software, and I know I will use it much more effectively with what I have learned.

Fatima Barnes Director Meharry Medical College Library Nashville, Tennessee, September 26, 2010

The ATLAS Ti course accommodated first timers as well as those who needed to improve research skills on qualitative analysis. This is time well spent. I enjoyed the class and learned a whole lot about ATLAS.ti.

Karen Detweiler, Doctoral Candidate Executive Leadership Doctoral Program, George Washington University, Web-Conferencing Workshop October 30, 2010

I'm actually pretty excited about ATLAS.ti now...I was somewhat anxious at first.  The software is feature-rich and seemed dauntingly complex at first. Having the structured walk-through with practical recommendations is extremely useful. You've saved me a lot of time, confusion, and likely errors!

Kristen Powell, MSW and Doctoral Candidate School of Social Work Rutgers University, Web Conferencing Workshop October 31, 2010

This was a wonderful introduction to the software.  Every topic covered was very useful.  It was easy to follow along.  I feel like I learned many practical techniques and can start using the software on my own now.

Florence Ndikum-Moffor, PhD, MPH Preventive Medicine & Public Health, The University of Kansas Medical Center, November 14, 2010

I had very little knowledge and experience with qualitative analysis at the time I attended the Workshop. But by the end of the workshop, I had gained some insight into the meaning of qualitative analysis

Andreas Ringl, MA Doctoral Candidate Applied Management & Decision Sciences, Knowledge Management, Walden University, November 14, 2010

This was an excellent workshop for familiarization with the ATLAS.ti software. Workshop attendees were given all of the knowledge and handouts necessary to apply ATLAS.ti to their respective research projects.

Courtney Holland Center for Child and Human Development, Georgetown University, Web conferencing workshop December 10, 2010

Ricardo is great! He provides information and analysis training, not just the mechanics of the program.

Sandra Soto Center for Child and Human Development, Georgetown University, Web conferencing workshop December 10, 2010

Ricardo was very patient with us and thorough in his explanations of the software. He also went beyond just teaching the software by also incorporating qualitative methodology into the instruction.

Cindy Mendelson, PhD Associate Professor College of Nursing University of New Mexico, December 24, 2010

I have used ATLAS for a few years - but always like a kindergartener. I really have a much better sense of how to use it much more effectively and how to better organize my data. I also got some ideas about how to teach qualitative research.

Andrew Sussman, PhD Research Assistant Professor Department of Family and Community Medicine University of New Mexico, December 17, 2010

Dr. Contreras provided an excellent overview of ATLAS.  I think a real strength of his approach is the emphasis on methodological issues pertaining to qualitative research.  In this regard, the training is grounded in the analytic process and that is essential.

Jennifer Averill, RN, PhD Associate Professor of Nursing College of Nursing, University of New Mexico, December 17, 2010

I am a slow learner for all things-cyber-related, especially as complex as ATLAS ti.  An experienced qualitative researcher [critical ethnography], I needed to learn how to use ATLAS, such a powerful package.

Emily Haozous, RN, PhD Assistant Professor College of Nursing, University of New Mexico, December 17, 2010

As a first-time ATLAS.ti user, this was an excellent introduction to the vast utility of the software. I'm excited to start analysis using the skills I developed during the training. Dr. Contreras was knowledgeable, patient, and willing to follow the pace of the group without making the class boring or slow.

Rebekah Salt, PhD Assistant Professor College of Nursing University of New Mexico, December 17, 2010

The request to bring your own data was very useful. I was able to do "real time" coding utilizing some of the components of ATLAS.ti that I had never used before. Also, Dr. Contreras offers on-line consultation after the seminar which is helpful and appreciated. Thank you--this was time well spent!

Catherine LePrevost Doctoral Candidate North Carolina State University, On-site Workshop January 2011

I had never used ATLAS.ti before taking this workshop. I now feel capable of using the program to analyze my dissertation data. The program has greatly facilitated my analysis of my interview and observation data, and the format of the workshop allowed me to explore the best tools and approaches for my data.

Jennifer Tingen, MS Research Assistant, Friday Institute, North Carolina State University, On-site Workshop January 2011

This workshop helped to show me how to use ATLAS.ti. in a nonthreatening way. Great job!

Kevin Oliver, PhD Assistant Professor, NC State College of Education, Instructional Technology Program North Carolina State University, On-site Workshop January 2011

This is my second ATLAS.ti workshop, and even with 4-5 years of basic exposure to the software, I picked up several new tricks from attending the intro to ATLAS.ti workshop. For example, moving beyond basic open coding to work with document, code, and memo families, and learning to search for patterns in the data (...)

S. Srinivasan, PhD Professor –Department of Marketing, Drexel University, January 29, 2011

Dr. Ricardo Contreras is passionate about qualitative research and is totally committed to his students. His mastery of qualitative research shows when he teaches the course. He was fully prepared and was able to introduce ATLAS.ti and its functionalities to all the participants with varying levels of prior experience.

Linda Bosma, PhD Community Engaged Analysis Leader, University of Minnesota President, Bosma Consulting, Web Conferencing Workshop February 19, 2011

This class was well paced and covers a lot of information in a short amount of time.  Being able to take a web-based course made learning ATLAS ti very convenient, as most in person courses were located at a distance.

Jean Hasenstab Counseling & Family Therapy ABD Doctoral Student St. Louis University, Web Conferencing Workshop February 19, 2011

After purchasing the ATLAS.ti program I was thoroughly overwhelmed. My personal attempts to understand the program left me confused and discouraged. Ricardo did a great job explaining the process in a patient and practical manner.

Tina Maschi, PhD Assistant Professor Graduate School of Social Service, Fordham University, Web Conferencing Workshop February 19, 2011

Ricardo Contreras' ATLAS.ti training was the most informative. He described the differing functions of ATLAS in an integrated and clear manner. After this training, I felt was ready to move ahead with my qualitative data analysis project.

Rosalind Garcia-Tosi, MPH, MSW, Doctoral Student School of Public Health Tulane University, Web Conferencing Workshop February 19, 2011

This was an excellent introduction to ATLAS.ti. It allowed me to immediately apply analysis techniques to the interview data I have collected.

Joy Koesten, PhD Communication Studies University of Kansas, Web Conferencing Workshop February 19, 2011

Terrific workshop that allowed us to see how powerful ATLAS.ti can be for qualitative scholars.

Jennifer Ristow, MSW Research Assistant Graduate School of Social Services Fordham University, Web Conferencing Workshop February 19, 2011

Dr. Contreras is a wonderful instructor. I found him not only extremely knowledgeable but also warm and patient. He took the time to answer multiple questions throughout the training and repeated material as necessary to ensure we were all up to speed.

Valli Rajah, PhD Associate Professor Department of Sociology John Jay College & The Graduate Center City University of New York,

Ricardo, this was an incredible training.  I learned all the fundamentals of the ATLAS ti software.  I also found your personal insights into project management and analysis strategies to be invaluable.  If you develop a more advanced course, I will definitely take it.  Thank you so much for your help.

Paula Miller, MEd and Doctoral Candidate Research Assistant Educational Leadership and Policy Studies University of Missouri St. Louis, March 6, 2011

This workshop has been beneficial to me because I can begin to organize my thoughts before I begin my focus group interviews. It will be advantageous for me, especially when I collect my data for my qualitative research on higher education persistence.

Rosa Brefeld, Doctoral Candidate University of Missouri St. Louis, March 6, 2011

It's not only what to do and how to navigate ATLAS.ti, but the why you should do it that makes Dr. Contreras' workshop so beneficial.  You understand the power of the tool, but also the power of the work.  It's inspiring to take his workshop.

Jill Johnson Doctoral Student Teaching and Learning Division, College of Education University of Missouri-St. Louis, March 6, 2011

I thought the workshop was highly productive in terms of learning the program in a short period of time. The instructor has a teaching style conducive to learning a computer software program: very patient, flexible, able to provide one-to-one assistance when needed, use of meaningful examples, (...)

Dawn Finley University of Missouri St. Louis, March 6, 2011

It was a useful look into how to use ATLAS.ti.  Having a conceptual framework for how the program works and organizes data is invaluable.

Dan Hechenberger, PhD Assistant Professor of Social Studies Education Governors State University, March 6, 2011

I found this training to be very useful as an introduction to ATLAS.ti. The fact that I have completed my doctorate was also a beneficial backdrop for the workshop in that my dissertation was a qualitative study.

Gloria Ann Browning MSN,RN Assistant Nursing Professor University of Tennessee at Martin PhD Doctoral Student, University of New Mexico, One-on-One Web Conferencing Workshop, March 10, 2011

Ricardo was wonderful; an excellent instructor who makes ATLAS.ti software much easier to understand. He was very patient with me and able to provide one-to-one assistance. I am much more comfortable (...)

Carmen Monico, MS and PhD Candidate Social Work Virginia Commonwealth University, March 20, 2011

Although I had read the manual before the workshop, I found the ATLAS.ti introduction at the beginning very useful. The workshop was hands-on and the instructor quite responsive to the needs of each student. Thank you for being so flexible in adapting the material to our needs! I highly recommend it!

Kate LaMere, PhD Assistant Professor East Carolina University, March 20, 2011

Never having used ATLAS.ti before, Ricardo gave a wonderful overview of the software and its capabilities. He also provided more in-depth coverage of particular aspects of ATLAS.ti, was quick to provide personalized help, and responded to questions.

Robert Greene, Doctoral Candidate in Human and Organizational Systems Fielding Graduate University, Web-Conferencing Workshop April 29, 2011

I really learned a lot. I had done some work in advance of the workshop, but the workshop really put things into a contextual framework for me. I also like the fact that you provided a process for doing research. That was valuable.

Margo Wolfe, MA Lecturer Penn State Erie-The Behrend College, Web-Conferencing Workshop April 29, 2011

The organization, pace, and interactive elements of the ATLAS.ti workshop helped me to understand all the necessary elements of the program and put this knowledge into practice immediately. As a visual learner, I felt comfortable each step of the way as I was guided in a systematic exploration of this very useful program.

Anne K. Hughes, PhD Assistant Professor School of Social Work-Michigan State University, Web Conferencing Workshop May 15, 2011

This was a great overview for the novice to ATLAS.ti. I feel much more confident as I begin to analyze my data and look forward to putting my skills to use.

Teresa Whitaker, MS, PHR Doctoral Candidate Capella University Minneapolis, MN, Web Conferencing Workshop May 27, 2011

This is a great webinar for obtaining foundational tools needed to operate within ATLAS.ti and to begin a research study. I am a doctoral student without any basic knowledge of the processes needed to conduct a research study.

Jalele Defa, Doctoral Candidate Department of Political Science University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Web Conferencing Workshop May 27, 2011

Dr. Contreras is very knowledgeable and helpful. What I got from the six hours introductory training opened my eyes to the universe of ATLAS.ti.

Carol Berkenhotter, PhD Department of Writing Studies University of Minnesota, Web Conferencing Workshop May 27, 2011

Dr. Contreras' ATLAS.ti introductory training is absolutely essential for the novice user of this very complex software. He has a profound understanding of the the concepts that guide the design of the software. His three sessions were not only a valuable experience for the new user of ATLAS.ti, but an excellent review of (...)

Stephanie Chaudoir, PhD Assistant Professor of Psychology Bradley University Pretoria, Il, Web Conferencing Workshop May 31st, 2011

Overall, this was an excellent way to get my feet wet with the software and learn from others at the same time.

Kay Scott, PhD Student Graduate School of Social Service Fordham University, Web Conferencing Workshop May 27, 2011

This was my third ATLAS.ti workshop. It was by far the most helpful as it took us from the very beginnings of project organization.  I highly recommend this trainer and this workshop to anyone beginning to use ATLAS.ti.

Bonita Shviraga, MD Denver, Colorado, Web Conferencing Workshop June 1, 2011

I wish had attended this workshop in person. I very much appreciate the availability of an online format. This workshop not only includes the mechanics of using the ATLAS.ti program, but it also provides conceptual, theoretical, and methodological content regarding qualitative data analysis.

Becky Perez, MA, Graduate Student Counseling and Educational Psychology Indiana University, Qualitative Data Analysis with ATLAS.ti Chicago June 1, 2011

The in-person training provided by Dr. Contreras was extremely practical and helpful. I learned about the purpose of the software, it's main functions, and direct applications to my data projects. It was especially helpful to hear the different applications and examples from his own experiences and research projects.

Jerome Madumelu, MA, Doctoral Candidate Stony Brook University of New York, Qualitative Data Analysis with ATLAS.ti Chicago June 1, 2011

I strongly believe that mastering the operational mechanism of the ATLAS.ti in crunching huge data will not only boost the researchers' interest in exploring our world but will also help order it in a more meaningful way through their findings.

Jessica Speer, MS Research Specialist DePaul University Social Science Research Center, Qualitative Data Analysis with ATLAS.ti Chicago June 1, 2011

Dr. Contreras did a great job of conveying the rich potential in using ATLAS.ti as an analysis tool, and the organizational techniques that support that analysis, as well as teaching the basic software interface. I left the workshop with a better understanding not only of ATLAS.ti, but of qualitative data analysis in general.

Faith Hopp, PhD Assistant Professor, Wayne State University, Qualitative Data Analysis with ATLAS.ti Chicago June 1, 2011

I found the workshop to be comprehensive, detailed, and relevant to the work I am doing analyzing qualitative interviews. The workshop provides a great opportunity to work on a qualitative analysis project while learning a variety of tools to help enhance and inform interpretation of findings.

Cassandra Loggins, MSN, RN College of Nursing, University of Missouri St. Louis, Qualitative Data Analysis with ATLAS.ti Chicago, June 1, 2011

Ricardo is an excellent teacher! I am looking forward to taking another class from him.

Liz Walcher, MA, PhD Candidate Organizational Learning, University of New Mexico, Web Conferencing Workshop June 17, 2011

Ricardo is an excellent instructor. He explains the concepts and the process of working with ATLAS ti, which can be complicated, in a very logical and systematic manner. The workshop was excellent in helping me get my research project started on the right track.

Virginia Hauser Program Assistant-ADCAPS, WSU Counseling and Testing Services Washington State University, Web Conferencing Workshop June 17, 2011

The atlas.ti training provided by Ricardo Contreras, PhD, was well-tailored to webinar attendees. Dr. Contreras was attentive to the experience level of each attendee as well as the specific research applications of those who were willing to share how they were using ATLAS.ti.

Erin Hatton, PhD Assistant Professor SUNY at Buffalo, Web Conferencing Workshop June 17, 2011

A great introduction to ATLAS.ti!

Jane Palmer, MSW Doctoral Candidate American University, Advanced Web Conferencing Workshop July 8, 2011

This workshop is very helpful - especially if you have made some progress on your analysis are are looking to move to the next level.

Kay Scott, LCSW and Doctoral Candidate, Advanced Web Conferencing Workshop July 8, 2011

Very good workshop - very knowledgeable instructor.

Joyce Kilmartin Student Institute for Transpersonal Psychology, Introductory Online Workshop July 29, 2011

Ricardo's training was a lucid introduction to ATLAS.ti for someone starting from square one. He explained well the organization of the software and the basic functions. After the training I felt that I could work on my own from the manual more effectively.

(Name withheld), Introductory Online Workshop July 29, 2011

Learning to utilize a powerful data analysis tool such as ATLAS.ti seemed to be at best a daunting project.  Nevertheless, Dr. Contreras in depth knowledge of the software, insight as an experienced user, and patience as an instructor transformed

Bernard Bailey, MBA and Doctoral Candidate CEO Paraquis Solutions, LLC, Qualitative Data Analysis with ATLAS.ti-Washington, DC August 19, 2011

Having been to several training classes on software applications I think the class presented by EQR is the best I have ever attended.  I came away with a great understanding of the capabilities of the software as well as a high degree of confidence that I will now be able to conduct my research (...)

Thierno Faye Program Officer for Africa Institute for Reproductive Health at Georgetown University, Qualitative Data Analysis with ATLAS.ti-Washington, DC August 19, 2011

I am sure that all of the participants who attended the DC Training (August, 2011, at The Carriage House at the Mathematical Association of America. 1781 Church Street NW, Washington, DC 20036) would agree that Ricardo's ability to combine theory with his work experience led to a richer discussion (...)

Diana Bowen, PhD Capella University, Introduction to ATLAS.ti Through Web Conferencing September 30, 2011

Dr. Contreras helped me to understand how to get started with ATLAS.ti. He did an excellent job of building on the many tools in ATLAS.ti without confusing them, from basic to more advanced.

Karen Rotabi, PhD School of Social Work, Virginia Commonwealth University, Qualitative Data Analysis with ATLAS.ti Seminar December 10, 2011

With my very busy schedule, I decided to focus in on the two-day and in-person seminar. At the end of the day, that was the best decision that I made when selecting the educational strategy. I brought the first six interviews that we have collected (...)

Marise A. Hussey, M.S., Introductory Online Workshop, February 2012

The six-hour basics course for ATLAS.ti is effective in preparing a new user to apply skills immediately. The course moves at a good pace, the instructor is responsive to questions and issues, and a full range of features are demonstrated. Thank you Kristin!

Enid Logan, PhD Department of Sociology, University of Minnesota, Face-to-Face Seminar, Washington, DC, May 2012

The course greatly exceeded my expectations! I’ve had informal training with ATLAS.ti on previous occasions and have come away feeling like the program was extremely difficult to use, and pretty demoralized. After the first few hours of day 1, I felt totally differently.

Robert Silverman, On-site Training, University at Buffalo June 18, 2012

ATLAS.ti is one of the most versatile and user-friendly qualitative analysis packages I have used. The company also has great support and software training available.

Azza Jauhar, Terengganu Malaysian University, Terengganu,

lthough there was a lot of information to digest during the workshop, I managed to personalise what is taught by Ani Munirah before the workshop ends.

Amy Hamijah, Malaysian University of Technology, Skudai,

The explanation given by the instructor was very clear and satisfying, now I see how ATLAS.ti can help me with my research works, especially relating to qualitative analysis and case study.

Saiful, MARA University of Technology, Shah Alam,

ATLAS.ti is very helpful in managing my research information and data.

Faculty of Education University of British Columbia, Canada, Introductory Online Workshop, September 1, 2012

I learned more in these 6 hours than I did using ATLAS.ti on my own for 6 months! The course surpassed my expectations. Dr. Contreras is an excellent instructor: clear, well-organized, and logical in the way he moved through the material.

Angela Nash MSN, APRN, CPNP Doctoral Student, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Nursing, Introductory Online Workshop, August 13

I am a Doctoral student, and have only begun to collect data. What I found is that keeping track of my decisions is the most difficult part for me when I'm immersed in the data. (I forget to document why & when I did things).

Afnan Afnan, Graduate student University of Illinois at Chicago, Introductory Online Workshop, September 1, 2012

It's an excellent training. The materials were informative and useful. The instructor was very knowledgeable, patient, and always made sure that he answered all participants' questions. I am satisfied with both the training and the instructor.

Researcher El Colégio de la Frontera Sur, México, Introductory Online Workshop (Spanish), September 7, 2012

Es un curso básico que te permite adquirir un conocimiento de las funciones principales del programa. El hecho de que sea en español ayuda mucho.

Michele Bondi, MPH Research Analyst, University of California, San Francisco, Introductory Online Workshop, October 12, 2012

This course offers all the basics in getting started with ATLAS.ti. It is an excellent introductory course. I strongly recommend it to anyone considering using this research tool.

Bryan R. Boyles MSW, PhD School of Social Work, Virginia Commonwealth University, On-site Workshop, October 20, 2012

I was privileged to attend the training conducted by Dr. Contreras in Richmond Virginia on Oct. 18th and 19th. Thank you for furnishing a well versed and experienced trainer. Dr. Contreras presented a balanced training and well navigated the difficult barriers of saturation and attention span.

Cynthia George Doctoral Student, School of Social Work Virginia Commonwealth University, On-site Workshop, October 22, 2012

I was very excited to have the opportunity to attend this training through my school. Dr. Contreras did a superb job at communicating how ATLAS.ti can help us to engage in qualitative inquiry with rigor. I look forward to using these tools in my work!

Terri Braxton, LCSW, Ph. D Candidate, Catholic University of America, Introduction to ATLAS.ti Through Web-Conferencing

This training was extremely helpful in every phase of my qualitative dissertation study. It was amazing to learn and walk through all of the ways that ATLAS.ti can assist in conducting your qualitative study.

Nane Zadouri, Research Manager, WestEd, Face-to-face Workshop San Francisco, October 17, 2012

This was a great training for a beginner user to attend. It was well organized and covered important topics in a VERY interactive manner. Dr. Contreras is an expert in this field and software and teaches at all levels to make sure everyone understands.

Lindsey Ann Martin, Ph.D., Health Services Research Post Doctoral Fellow Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center Houston, Texas, Face to Face Workshop Houston, TX, December 11, 2012

I came away with so much knowledge from this training course, which I attribute to Dr. Kostick's interactive teaching style. She provided clear explanations of the software functions, followed by demonstrations. I highly recommend this training program!

Participant, Face-to-face Workshop Houston, TX, December 12, 2012

This course was extremely helpful. I was especially impressed with the quality of instruction provided. Instead of just showing how to use the software, the instructor was very proficient in explaining the reasons that certain aspects (...)

Basia Solarz, Masters student (Adult Education), Saint Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia, Canada, Introduction to ATLAS.ti Through Web-Conferencing December 20, 2012

This was a good first step in learning to use ATLAS.ti. Dr. Contreras really knows the software and is able to take learners step by step through learning its key features. Moreover, he offers some important observations about qualitative research that make for more intelligent use of this software.

PhD candidate, Introduction to ATLAS.ti Through Web-Conferencing, December 21, 2012

Although I have used other software packages designed to assist with analysis of qualitative data, ATLAS.ti outshines them all, in my opinion. This online training course has given me an overview of what ATLAS.ti can help me do.

Dr. Ludmila Layne, University of New Mexico, Advanced Workshop Through Web-Conferencing, January 17, 2012

ATLAS.ti 7 has tons of potential for mixed methods research and evaluation.

Bethan Theunissen, PhD candidate at the University of San Diego, Introduction to ATLAS.ti Web-Conferencing, January 25, 2013

This was a helpful overview of the major components of a project or hermeneutical unit. We were taken through the learning process step by step. It was very helpful to me as I prepare to analyse my dissertation data.

Colleen Eren, Free Webinar, February 2013

Thank you for hosting the webinar! I attended one of these last year and they helped me as I began my dissertation work using ATLAS.ti:)

Doctoral Student, Michigan State University, Introduction to ATLAS.ti Through Web-Conferencing, January 25, 2013

The course made ATLAS.ti, a program I knew nothing about, simple to use and apply to my qualitative research project. It also helped me think about analyzing and organizing my data and findings in ways I did not think were possible with a qualitative software program. I am very excited to begin using it!

Ahmed Muhammad Kamaldeen, M.Sc Bioethics Student University of Ibadan, Nigeria, Introduction to ATLAS.ti Web-conferencing, January 3, 201

The teaching was very much fantastic. More should be employed to fully cover all that is essential in the study of the ATLAS.ti software.

Estudiante de doctorado, Universidad del Valle, Colombia, Curso introductorio, 9 de febrero, 2013

Considero que este curso brinda suficientes elementos para comenzar a utilizar ATLAS.ti y comprender la lógica detrás de las funciones del programa.

Beatriz, estudiante de doctorado, Unicamp, Brasil, Taller gratuito de ATLAS.ti, 12 de febrero, 2013

Me inscribí en el webimar sin ningún conocimiento sobre el programa, apenas por la recomendación de una compañera de doctorado, que ya viene utilizando el programa. En apenas 1 hora aprendes con exactitud como funciona Atlas.ti, su interface, y todas las posibilidades

Silvia Sierra, Taller gratuito de ATLAS.ti, 12 de febrero, 2013

En el taller de hoy pude por fin tener conocimiento de este software que tanto escuchaba a colegas. Me parece muy interesante del equipo de trabajo entrenar a las personas que, de un modo u otro, trabajan en los diferentes campos de relación humana.

Estudiante, Taller gratuito de ATLAS.ti, 12 de febrero, 2013

Muy ilustrativo, proporciona una vision global del programa, con ejemplificaciones específicas para su comprensión. Eficiente uso del tiempo en el taller y los instructors muestran complete dominio del ATLAS.ti.

Connie Grossman, Doctoral Student, Northcentral University, Consultation, February 13 2013

I found my consult with Dr.Kristin Kostick to be most helpful. She provided many suggestions and demonstrations through a Webex meeting that have helped me with my research study data!

Marcelo Ferreira de Castilho, Mestrando em Administração, Escola de Negócios PUCPR Brasil,

I was very pleased with Ricardo Contreras way of dealing with this on line course. I was very impressed with him because he demonstrated he knows a lot about the software features and could mix this knowledege with a research language very useful for people

Student, The George Washington University, School of Public Health and Health Services, Face-to-face Seminar Washington DC, March 4, 2013

Ricardo was fantastic! He led the class at a very good pace. I appreciated learning from him and the rest of the class. I would highly recommend this course to colleagues. I look forward to using ATLAS.ti in my future research projects!

Graduate Student, North Dakota State University, Face-to-face Seminar Washington DC March 4, 2013

While the course provides an immense amount of information very quickly, I feel as though I have a good grasp on the basics of the program. I feel that I have been given the tools to delve further into the nuances of ATLAS.ti on my own and have confidence (...)

Estudiante de doctorado, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 4 de marzo, 2013

La explicación es clara y la sección para resolver dudas de los integrantes es muy útil. Saludos y gracias por esta formación

Ana García Mañas, Profesora Psicología Social, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, España 5 de marzo, 2013

Asistí el taller de ATLAS.ti buscando información básica sobre el programa, y en una hora he aprendido mucho: qué es, por qué y para qué utilizarlo, cómo manejarlo, qué posibilidades ofrece que no tienen otros programas y qué significan sus comandos básicos.

Edward Hernández, Estudiante de Maestría Informática educativa, Universidad de La Sabana, Bogotá Colombia, marzo 2013

El taller toca muchos temas para la codificación de datos para su análisis, dejando un sabor de lo que se puede empezar a hacer con ATLAS.ti, y es entendible que en una hora no se puede profundizar, pero muestra varios caminos y recursos como apoyo (...)

Estudiante de Doctorado/Venezuela/PDVSA, 5 de marzo, 2013

Un soporte que nunca habia visto en ningún otro servicio. Un producto que sin duda está hecho a la medida de sus potenciales usuarios y cuya utilidad va mas allá de las que consideraríamos desde el mundo académico.

David Adeyemi, Researcher, Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria, Introduction to ATLAS.ti-Web-conferencing, March 6, 2013

Qualitative research has been made easier, better and more understandable through the ATLAS.ti software. The real-time, interactive online trainings have been very intensive and refreshing, and indeed opens up a good level playing ground for all researchers interested in qualitative research.

Susan Yilme, Researcher, Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria, Introduction to ATLAS.ti-Web-conferencing, March 6, 2013

Thank for this opportunity. It's really rewarding, different from other software I've worked with and quite innovative.

Researcher, IIQM-ATLAS.ti Webinar Series on Qualitative Methods

Being a complete Beginner in thinking about using software for QDA I am really satisfied with this webinar. Dr. Friese is not only obviously one of the most qualified experts worldwide but as well very talented in translating difficult and complex content into an "easy to follow" language.

Susan Yilme, Researcher, Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria

Thank for this opportunity. It's really rewarding, different from other the software I've worked with and quite innovative.

Professor, Advanced ATLAS.ti Workshop through Web Conferencing

As an evaluation scientist I have found all of the ATLAS.ti webinars and instructors to be extremely helpful in taking the next step in moving forward with my skills in ATLAS.ti and understanding my qualitative projects.

Nurse Scientist, Madigan Army Medical Center, On-site Workshop, Tacoma, Washington

Dr. Contreras is an excellent teacher and very patient with me and with our team members. In addition, he anticipated many of our concerns and addressed them thoroughly.

Nurse Scientist, Madigan Army Medical Center, On-site Workshop, Tacoma, Washington

SO helpful, thank you!

Mg. Giohanny Olave, Doctorando en Letras Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, Taller de Introducción al ATLAS.ti

Excelente el taller de la profesora Kalpokaite, aplaudimos estos esfuerzos de formación y difusión desde nuestras prácticas investigativas. Gracias.

Profesora, Doctoranda en Psicología Social, Taller de Introducción al ATLAS.ti

Dominio absoluto del software y excelente capacidad comunicativa para trasmitir los conceptos. Ampliamente satisfecha con el taller recibido. Muy agradecida.

PhD student - researcher UMCN NL, Introductory Webinar

Nice introduction - refreshment of earlier knowledge - some new ideas and suggestions. Thanks!

Professor, Special Topics Webinar on Team Work

I recommend these webinars all the time to fellows here at work. I find them extremely helpful and the short bursts are just the right amount to learn ATLAS.ti in bite size -- absorb it -- and then move on to the next topic.

Rosario Rodríguez Lloréns, Profesora del Conservatorio Superior de Danza de Valencia, España Taller de Introducción al ATLAS.ti

El Taller introductorio del programa ATLAS.ti proporciona las claves iniciales para acometer un análisis cualitativo, sobre la base de los datos obtenidos a través de diferentes tipos de documentos.

Researcher, Face-to-Face Seminar San Francisco

Dr. Contreras was a patient, knowledgeable, and personable instructor. It was clear that he has deep knowledge and understanding of ATLAS.ti and an enthusiasm for sharing his qualitative and Atlas.ti expertise with students.

Researcher, Face-to-Face Seminar San Francisco

Dr. Contreras was a wonderful instructor who covered the major features of ATLAS.ti and some of its now so obvious subtleties. ATLAS.ti is a complex software and always straightforward (redundant menu structure, etc.) yet powerful for the kind of research (...)

Micheline van Riemsdijk, Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee, Introduction to ATLAS.ti through Web Conferencing

The ATLAS.ti course provides an in-depth overview of the features in ATLAS.ti. A six-hour course provides enough background to perform data analysis in ATLAS.ti. Kristin Kostick is very knowledgeable and she responds quickly to questions.

, May 6, 2013, Face-to-Face Seminar San Francisco

I left very impressed with the training and the content. The presenter attmepted to engage all particapants at an individual level and offer responses that supported the unique projects.

Laura Yee, University of Maryland, College Park, Face-to-face workshop in Washington, D.C., June 2013

I taught myself to use ATLAS.ti via the free online tutorials and webinars to analyze data for one study. It was a wonderful tool to help me conduct my qualitative analysis. However, after attending the two-day seminar in DC I have a deeper understanding of (...)

On-site workshop, University of Houston, May 23, 2013,

The on-site training was very helpful to have so many members of our team learning the software together. The trainer provided excellent ideas to systematically organize the research questions and data elements prior to coding.

Researcher, University of Alaska Anchorage, Free introductory webinar, June 4, 2013

This webinar was a terrific introduction to a very powerful software tool. I am very impressed by the functionality and usefulness that was demonstrated in this webinar.

Catherine K. Craven, MLS, MA, Doctoral Candidate in Health Informatics, University of Missouri Informatics Institute, Chair, Evaluation Working Group, AMIA, Free introductory webinar, June 4, 2014

Clearly one hour allows for a quick overview when there are so many more things to learn. However, it was well worth my time. Dr. Ricardo Contreras clearly knows this software and qualitative methods backwards and forwards.

Heidi Johnston, Senior Scientist, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, University of Basel, Adjunct Faculty, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Free introductory webinar, June 4, 2013

The seminar was very engaging. I could have watched for another hour. Also I learned quite a bit and feel motivated to start my new analysis using ATLAS.ti.

Assistant Professor in Public Policy, University of Alaska Anchorage, Free introductory webinar, June 4, 2013

This is a very good introductory seminar. The quick overview helps in getting started.

Catherine K. Craven, MLS, MA, Doctoral Candidate, Introductory web conferencing workshop, University of Missouri Informatics Institute, Columbia, Missouri, June 7, 2013

Ricardo Contreras did such a wonderful job walking us through many useful functions and details. There is always more to discover and learn after training sessions, but I feel empowered and confident now that I can do so. Thank you, Ricardo!

Carolina, Graduate Student, Taller gratuito de ATLAS.ti, University of Maryland, 1 de Julio, 2013

El taller me resultó super útil. En cuanto al contenido, me parece que está muy bien organizado en los tres días que dura el curso y que cubre muchas cosas, pero no tantas que no te dé tiempo a asimilarlas.

Estudiante, Taller gratuito de ATLAS.ti, 1 de Julio, 2013

Es un excelente taller para conocer los aspectos básicos de ATLAS.ti, y la instructora estuvo todo el tiempo al pendiente de las dudas de los participantes.

Estudiante, Taller gratuito de ATLAS.ti, 2 de Julio, 2013

Muy buen taller considerando que era sólo introductorio y que sólo duraba una hora. Para mi que soy usuaria básica de ATLAS.ti fue un aporte.

Alejandro, estudiante de doctorado (Universidad de La Laguna), Taller gratuito de ATLAS.ti, 2 de Julio, 2013

El curso introductorio es muy claro, trata con sencillez los contenidos y combina teoría y práctica, todo en menos de una hora.

Doctoral student, University College London, Free introductory webinar, July 2 2013

The webinar provides a great introduction to the software, which promises to be really helpful tool for my research!

Student, Advanced web conferencing workshop,July 11, 2013

I found the Webinar very helpful because it offered tips on how to work efficiently with ATLAS.ti in real-world applications.

Academic Researcher, Advanced web conferencing workshop, July 11, 2013

Three consecutive days for 2 hours was the PERFECT format. I was pleased at the level of material presented. It was advertised as advanced, and I felt that it was. There was no time wasted on introductory components.

Masters student, Advanced web conferencing workshop, July 11, 2013

I attended an advanced ATLAS.ti webinar course and it was amazing. The possibilities and capabilities of ATLAS.ti makes qualitative research a pleasure, transparent and enables you to display the data in a way that even non-social scientist can understand. Thank you!

Nicholas Woolf, Woolf Consulting, Santa Barbara

ATLAS.ti never pushes you to take one analytic path over another, so every project turns out quite differently, which is just as it should be. I love how you stay so close to the data at every little analytic step, and how you can work and

Victoria C Rowe, MA, GRSM, Roehampton University

As a PhD student, I have been very pleased with the way ATLAS.ti has helped me to organise and navigate my data. I have transcripts of 16 videos and 24 interviews as well as 24 reports, adding up to a huge volume of work.