Very helpful and professional...excellent...
Federico E. Vaca, MD, MPH, FACEP Professor of Emergency Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine Yale University School of Medicine, November 2009
This workshop was very worthwhile. It is practical and hands-on. The key is bringing your own data to the workshop so that it is completely relevant to each participant.
Mary Francone, Doctoral Candidate The Wharton School University of Pennsylvania, January 2010
Ricardo...the true benefit of this workshop was beyond how to operate within the software. You provided organizational and methodological guidance that will result in more valuable and usable outputs of using ATLAS.ti. Thank you for your dedication to our learning!
Ann E. Schulte, Doctoral Candidate The Wharton School University of Pennsylvania, January 2010
Thank you for an excellent training! Not only it enriched my understanding on the capacity of the software, but it also it expanded vastly my skills on data organization and analysis to approaching the analysis of my research study.
Francisco Sastre, PhD Candidate Department of Anthropology Florida International University, January 2010
The level of individualized help and direction was phenomenal and allowed for personal project specific questions and accomplishments. Dr. Contreras was flexible in the course of scheduling to allow for changes in direction that applied to our group of four.
Stephanie Dinnen Yale School of Medicine, March 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.
Dina Martinez-Tyson, PhD MPH Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute University of South Florida, April 2010
This workshop was outstanding and far exceeded my expectations. Using our own data for the training and having time to code with Dr. Contreras' assistance was invaluable. Over the course of a day and a half we were able to design the overall analytic strategy for our study as well as get a good start on the coding.
Trena Paulus, PhD Educational Psychology and Counseling The University of Tennessee at Knoxville, April 2010 (on-site training)
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.
Denise J. Jones, MEd PhD Student Human Services Counseling Capella University, June 19 2010
Sherry Booth, MEd Doctoral Student Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, North Carolina State University, June 19, 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 (...)
Lisa Hervey Research Assistant, Friday Institute for Educational Innovation Doctoral Candidate in Curriculum and Instruction, North Carolina State University, August 15, 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
Victoria Mills, BA, Communications 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.
Brian K. Barber, PhD Director Center for the Study of Youth & Political Violence 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.
Katharine Sprecher PhD Student Cultural Studies of Educational Foundations The University of Tennessee Knoxville, (On-site workshop) March 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 (...)
Victoria Mills Research Assistant Department of Public Health, University of Tennessee Knoxville, (On-site advanced training) August 23, 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.
Linley Stanger, MSc Nursing Associate Chief Nurse at Boise VA Medical Center Boise, Idaho, 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.
Leslie Ayre-Jaschke, MSc Health Promotion Lead Evaluator for the Alberta Rural Development Network (ARDN) Alberta, Canada, 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
Amy Kwan, MPH Doctoral Student, Public Health Graduate Center, Hunter College, City University of New York, 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.
Lindy Carrow, MSW Research Associate Social IMPACT Research Center, a program of Heartland Alliance Chicago, Web Conferencing Workshop September 11, 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.
Fatima Barnes Director Meharry Medical College Library Nashville, Tennessee, September 26, 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!
Karen Detweiler, Doctoral Candidate Executive Leadership Doctoral Program, George Washington University, Web-Conferencing Workshop October 30, 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.
Kristen Powell, MSW and Doctoral Candidate School of Social Work Rutgers University, Web Conferencing Workshop October 31, 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
Florence Ndikum-Moffor, PhD, MPH Preventive Medicine & Public Health, The University of Kansas Medical Center, 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.
Andreas Ringl, MA Doctoral Candidate Applied Management & Decision Sciences, Knowledge Management, Walden University, November 14, 2010
Ricardo is great! He provides information and analysis training, not just the mechanics of the program.
Courtney Holland 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.
Sandra Soto Center for Child and Human Development, Georgetown University, Web conferencing workshop December 10, 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.
Cindy Mendelson, PhD Associate Professor College of Nursing University of New Mexico, December 24, 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.
Andrew Sussman, PhD Research Assistant Professor Department of Family and Community Medicine 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.
Jennifer Averill, RN, PhD Associate Professor of Nursing 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.
Emily Haozous, RN, 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!
Rebekah Salt, PhD Assistant Professor College of Nursing University of New Mexico, December 17, 2010
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.
Catherine LePrevost Doctoral Candidate 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!
Jennifer Tingen, MS Research Assistant, Friday Institute, 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 (...)
Kevin Oliver, PhD Assistant Professor, NC State College of Education, Instructional Technology Program North Carolina State University, On-site Workshop January 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.
S. Srinivasan, PhD Professor –Department of Marketing, Drexel University, January 29, 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.
Linda Bosma, PhD Community Engaged Analysis Leader, University of Minnesota President, Bosma Consulting, 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.
Jean Hasenstab Counseling & Family Therapy ABD Doctoral Student St. Louis 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.
Tina Maschi, PhD Assistant Professor Graduate School of Social Service, Fordham 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.
Rosalind Garcia-Tosi, MPH, MSW, Doctoral Student School of Public Health Tulane University, Web Conferencing Workshop February 19, 2011
Terrific workshop that allowed us to see how powerful ATLAS.ti can be for qualitative scholars.
Joy Koesten, PhD Communication Studies University of Kansas, 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.
Jennifer Ristow, MSW Research Assistant Graduate School of Social Services Fordham University, Web Conferencing Workshop February 19, 2011
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.
Valli Rajah, PhD Associate Professor Department of Sociology John Jay College & The Graduate Center City University of New York,
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.
Paula Miller, MEd and Doctoral Candidate Research Assistant Educational Leadership and Policy Studies 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.
Rosa Brefeld, Doctoral Candidate 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, (...)
Jill Johnson Doctoral Student Teaching and Learning Division, College of Education 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.
Dawn Finley University of Missouri St. Louis, 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.
Dan Hechenberger, PhD Assistant Professor of Social Studies Education Governors State University, March 6, 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 (...)
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
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!
Carmen Monico, MS and PhD Candidate Social Work Virginia Commonwealth 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.
Kate LaMere, PhD Assistant Professor East Carolina University, March 20, 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.
Robert Greene, Doctoral Candidate in Human and Organizational Systems Fielding Graduate University, 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.
Margo Wolfe, MA Lecturer Penn State Erie-The Behrend College, Web-Conferencing Workshop April 29, 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.
Anne K. Hughes, PhD Assistant Professor School of Social Work-Michigan State University, Web Conferencing Workshop May 15, 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.
Teresa Whitaker, MS, PHR Doctoral Candidate Capella University Minneapolis, MN, 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.
Jalele Defa, Doctoral Candidate Department of Political Science University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 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 (...)
Carol Berkenhotter, PhD Department of Writing Studies University of Minnesota, Web Conferencing Workshop May 27, 2011
Overall, this was an excellent way to get my feet wet with the software and learn from others at the same time.
Stephanie Chaudoir, PhD Assistant Professor of Psychology Bradley University Pretoria, Il, Web Conferencing Workshop May 31st, 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.
Kay Scott, PhD Student Graduate School of Social Service Fordham University, Web Conferencing Workshop May 27, 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.
Bonita Shviraga, MD Denver, Colorado, Web Conferencing Workshop 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.
Becky Perez, MA, Graduate Student Counseling and Educational Psychology Indiana University, 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.
Jerome Madumelu, MA, Doctoral Candidate Stony Brook University of New York, 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.
Jessica Speer, MS Research Specialist DePaul University Social Science Research Center, 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.
Faith Hopp, PhD Assistant Professor, Wayne State University, 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.
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 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.
Liz Walcher, MA, PhD Candidate Organizational Learning, University of New Mexico, 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.
Virginia Hauser Program Assistant-ADCAPS, WSU Counseling and Testing Services Washington State University, Web Conferencing Workshop June 17, 2011
A great introduction to ATLAS.ti!
Erin Hatton, PhD Assistant Professor SUNY at Buffalo, Web Conferencing Workshop June 17, 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.
Jane Palmer, MSW Doctoral Candidate American University, Advanced Web Conferencing Workshop July 8, 2011
Very good workshop - very knowledgeable instructor.
Kay Scott, LCSW and Doctoral Candidate, Advanced Web Conferencing Workshop July 8, 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.
Joyce Kilmartin Student Institute for Transpersonal Psychology, 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
(Name withheld), Introductory Online Workshop July 29, 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 (...)
Bernard Bailey, MBA and Doctoral Candidate CEO Paraquis Solutions, LLC, Qualitative Data Analysis with ATLAS.ti-Washington, DC August 19, 2011
This was an extremely helpful workshop. I had been using ATLAS.ti at a very basic level for about 10 years. Taking the workshop filled gaps in my understanding of the software (there were more gaps than I realized!) and gave me an overall framework for using the software to support my analysis.
L. B., PhD, 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 (...)
Thierno Faye Program Officer for Africa Institute for Reproductive Health at Georgetown University, Qualitative Data Analysis with ATLAS.ti-Washington, DC August 19, 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.
Diana Bowen, PhD Capella University, Introduction to ATLAS.ti Through Web Conferencing September 30, 2011
The course is a worthwhile investment for researchers new to computer-assisted qualitative data analysis and to ATLAS.ti.
(Name withheld), Introduction to ATLAS.ti Through Web Conferencing September 30, 2011
After using ATLAS.ti on my own for a year, the introductory course brought everything together. More important was the the link between the software and the the methodology questions being used by the researcher.
(Name withheld), Introduction to ATLAS.ti Through Web Conferencing
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 (...)
Karen Rotabi, PhD School of Social Work, Virginia Commonwealth University, Qualitative Data Analysis with ATLAS.ti Seminar December 10, 2011
I have to admit that I got value for my money and time in terms of qualitative data analysis and the use of the ATLAS.ti software. For two days my data, the instruction in qualitative data analysis and the software were seamlessly integrated.
(Name withheld), Qualitative Data Analysis with ATLAS.ti Seminar December 12, 2011
This kind of training is quite necessary for anybody using ATLAS.ti. It gives you clarity and confidence in what you are doing and everything becomes so simple!!!!
(Name withheld), On-site Workshop, International Training & Education Center on Health Gaborone, Botswana, February 2012
ATLAS.ti is the easiest and most user-friendly software that I ever have used. I’m excited at how much easier my work will become.
(Name withheld), On-site Workshop, International Training & Education Center on Health Gaborone, Botswana, February 2012
The course exceeded my expectations. It covered how to use the program as well as research methodology. On-site Workshop
(Name withheld), American Academy of Pediatrics, February 2012
The ATLAS.ti course exceeded my expectations because we not only learned more about ATLAS.ti, we also expanded our knowledge on qualitative research. I was worried that the instructor would be there simply to promote the software but instead we got an outstanding teacher and researcher who was able to provide very practical information.
(Name withheld), American Academy of Pediatrics, February 2012
I had the pleasure of attending Dr. Kristin Kostick introductory webinar. It is hard not to notice her passion and experience as they both shine throughout the three sessions. As a novice user of ATLAS.ti I expected her to take from zero understanding to be able to begin my own coding and analysis process.
Doron Zilbershtein, PhD Student Business Administration, Northcentral University, Introductory Online Workshop, February 2012
Excellence in research and instruction were among the strengths of Dr. Contreras. I wished we could have had a week-long training session. His understanding and capacity to teach ATLAS.ti was outstanding. He should conduct 5-day sessions. On-site Workshop.
(Name withheld), College of Human Sciences, Oklahoma State University, March 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!
Marise A. Hussey, M.S., Introductory Online Workshop, February 2012
Dr. Kostick’s training was excellent. She moved at a reasonable pace, was willing to stop and answer questions, elicited audience feedback, and was incredibly clear in her directions. I liked it so much. I'll be signing up for the up coming advanced training.
(Name withheld), Introductory Online Workshop, April 2012
I came into the class thinking I would learn how to make better use of coding and other features of ATLAS.ti. I ended up learning ways to completely change how I am approaching my projects For instance,
(Name withheld), Introductory Online Workshop, April 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.
Enid Logan, PhD Department of Sociology, University of Minnesota, Face-to-Face Seminar, Washington, DC, May 2012
Dr. Contreras is an excellent instructor. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable about ATLAS.ti and about qualitative research but he is able to meet students at their individual levels and explain things very clearly. In addition, he is very personable and made the workshop fun!
(Name withheld), Face-to-Face Seminar Washington, DC, May 2012
I have worked with ATLAS.ti in the past and have had several other courses but taking this course directly from ATLAS.ti and with Dr. Contreras was extremely helpful. I appreciate that he not only provides the technical content but also related it to analysis and interpretation techniques.
(Name withheld), Introductory Online Workshop May 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.
Robert Silverman, On-site Training, University at Buffalo June 18, 2012
Grounded theory training at my school was covered within a qualitative analysis course. ATLAS.ti is created to handle the grounded theory methodology. By introducing how ATLAS.ti works, one is refreshed on grounded theory methodology.
(Name withheld), Introductory Online Workshop June 24, 2012
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.
Azza Jauhar, Terengganu Malaysian University, Terengganu,
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.
Amy Hamijah, Malaysian University of Technology, Skudai,
ATLAS.ti is very helpful in managing my research information and data.
Saiful, MARA University of Technology, Shah Alam,
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.
Faculty of Education University of British Columbia, Canada, Introductory Online Workshop, September 1, 2012
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).
Angela Nash MSN, APRN, CPNP Doctoral Student, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Nursing, Introductory Online Workshop, August 13
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.
Afnan Afnan, Graduate student University of Illinois at Chicago, Introductory Online Workshop, September 1, 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.
Researcher El Colégio de la Frontera Sur, México, Introductory Online Workshop (Spanish), September 7, 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.
Michele Bondi, MPH Research Analyst, University of California, San Francisco, Introductory Online Workshop, October 12, 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.
Bryan R. Boyles MSW, PhD School of Social Work, Virginia Commonwealth University, On-site Workshop, October 20, 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!
Cynthia George Doctoral Student, School of Social Work Virginia Commonwealth University, On-site Workshop, October 22, 2012
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.
Terri Braxton, LCSW, Ph. D Candidate, Catholic University of America, Introduction to ATLAS.ti Through Web-Conferencing
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.
Nane Zadouri, Research Manager, WestEd, Face-to-face Workshop San Francisco, October 17, 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!
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
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 (...)
Participant, Face-to-face Workshop Houston, TX, December 12, 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.
Basia Solarz, Masters student (Adult Education), Saint Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia, Canada, Introduction to ATLAS.ti Through Web-Conferencing December 20, 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.
PhD candidate, Introduction to ATLAS.ti Through Web-Conferencing, December 21, 2012
ATLAS.ti 7 has tons of potential for mixed methods research and evaluation.
Dr. Ludmila Layne, University of New Mexico, Advanced Workshop Through Web-Conferencing, January 17, 2012
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.
Bethan Theunissen, PhD candidate at the University of San Diego, Introduction to ATLAS.ti Web-Conferencing, January 25, 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:)
Colleen Eren, Free Webinar, February 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!
Doctoral Student, Michigan State University, Introduction to ATLAS.ti Through Web-Conferencing, January 25, 2013
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.
Ahmed Muhammad Kamaldeen, M.Sc Bioethics Student University of Ibadan, Nigeria, Introduction to ATLAS.ti Web-conferencing, January 3, 201
Considero que este curso brinda suficientes elementos para comenzar a utilizar ATLAS.ti y comprender la lógica detrás de las funciones del programa.
Estudiante de doctorado, Universidad del Valle, Colombia, Curso introductorio, 9 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
Beatriz, estudiante de doctorado, Unicamp, Brasil, 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.
Silvia Sierra, 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.
Estudiante, Taller gratuito de ATLAS.ti, 12 de febrero, 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!
Connie Grossman, Doctoral Student, Northcentral University, Consultation, February 13 2013
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
Marcelo Ferreira de Castilho, Mestrando em Administração, Escola de Negócios PUCPR Brasil,
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!
Student, The George Washington University, School of Public Health and Health Services, 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 (...)
Graduate Student, North Dakota State University, Face-to-face Seminar Washington DC March 4, 2013
La explicación es clara y la sección para resolver dudas de los integrantes es muy útil. Saludos y gracias por esta formación
Estudiante de doctorado, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 4 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.
Ana García Mañas, Profesora Psicología Social, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, España 5 de 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 (...)
Edward Hernández, Estudiante de Maestría Informática educativa, Universidad de La Sabana, Bogotá Colombia, 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.
Estudiante de Doctorado/Venezuela/PDVSA, 5 de marzo, 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.
David Adeyemi, 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.
Susan Yilme, Researcher, Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria, Introduction to ATLAS.ti-Web-conferencing, March 6, 2013
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.
Researcher, IIQM-ATLAS.ti Webinar Series on Qualitative Methods
Thank for this opportunity. It's really rewarding, different from other the software I've worked with and quite innovative.
Susan Yilme, Researcher, Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria
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.
Professor, Advanced ATLAS.ti Workshop through Web Conferencing
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!
Nurse Scientist, Madigan Army Medical Center, On-site Workshop, Tacoma, Washington
Excelente el taller de la profesora Kalpokaite, aplaudimos estos esfuerzos de formación y difusión desde nuestras prácticas investigativas. Gracias.
Mg. Giohanny Olave, Doctorando en Letras Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, 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.
Profesora, Doctoranda en Psicología Social, Taller de Introducción al ATLAS.ti
Nice introduction - refreshment of earlier knowledge - some new ideas and suggestions. Thanks!
PhD student - researcher UMCN NL, Introductory Webinar
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.
Professor, Special Topics Webinar on Team Work
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.
Rosario Rodríguez Lloréns, Profesora del Conservatorio Superior de Danza de Valencia, España Taller de Introducción al ATLAS.ti
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 (...)
Researcher, Face-to-Face Seminar San Francisco
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.
Micheline van Riemsdijk, Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee, Introduction to ATLAS.ti through Web Conferencing
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.
, May 6, 2013, Face-to-Face Seminar San Francisco
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 (...)
Laura Yee, University of Maryland, College Park, Face-to-face workshop in Washington, D.C., June 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.
On-site workshop, University of Houston, May 23, 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.
Researcher, University of Alaska Anchorage, Free introductory webinar, June 4, 2013
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.
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
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.
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
This is a very good introductory seminar. The quick overview helps in getting started.
Assistant Professor in Public Policy, University of Alaska Anchorage, Free introductory webinar, June 4, 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!
Catherine K. Craven, MLS, MA, Doctoral Candidate, Introductory web conferencing workshop, University of Missouri Informatics Institute, Columbia, Missouri, June 7, 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.
Carolina, Graduate Student, Taller gratuito de ATLAS.ti, University of Maryland, 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, 1 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.
Estudiante, 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.
Alejandro, estudiante de doctorado (Universidad de La Laguna), Taller gratuito de ATLAS.ti, 2 de Julio, 2013
The webinar provides a great introduction to the software, which promises to be really helpful tool for my research!
Doctoral student, University College London, Free introductory webinar, July 2 2013
I found the Webinar very helpful because it offered tips on how to work efficiently with ATLAS.ti in real-world applications.
Student, 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.
Academic Researcher, 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!
Masters student, Advanced web conferencing workshop, July 11, 2013
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
Nicholas Woolf, Woolf Consulting, Santa Barbara
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.
Victoria C Rowe, MA, GRSM, Roehampton University
Alberta Rural Development Network (ARDN), Alberta
Athabasca University, Alberta, Canada
Bastyr University, Kenmore, Washington
Boise VA Medical Center, Boise, Idaho
Bosma Consulting, Minneapolis, MN
Case Western Reserve University
Catholique University Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Centerstone Research Institute
City of Austin, Texas
Columbia University (Graduate School of Education)
Columbia University (Mailman School of Public Heal
Concordia University, Chicago
Dalhousie University School of Medicine, Nova Scot
East Carolina University
EMT Associates, Inc.
Federal Reserve Bank
Fielding Graduate University
Florida International University
Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, North
Gendarmeria de Chile
George Mason University
George Washington University
Georgetown University, Center for Child and Human
Georgetown University, Institute for Reproductive
Governors State University
Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights,
Hunter College, The City University of New York
Institute of Transpersonal Psychology
International Rescue Committee
James Bell Associates, Arlington, Virginia
John Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public
John Hopkins University Center for Communication P
John Hopkins University School of Medicine
John Jay College, City University of New York
Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
Knowles Science Teaching Foundation
Kwandong University, Naegok-dong, Korea
Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute
MacMaster University, Ontario, Canada
McGill University, Montreal
Meharry Medical College Library, Nashville, Tennes
Michigan State Uniiversity
Monitor Group, San Francisco, CA
Mountain States Group, Boise, Idaho
Nanyang Polytechnic, Syngapore
National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administrat
National Research and Development Institutes, Inc.
New York University
North Carolina State University-Friday Institute
Northcentral University, Arizona
Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Canada
Oregon Health & Science University
Oregon State University
Penn State University, Higher Education Doctoral P
Portland State University
Prince George’s Community College, Maryland
Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
Royal Holloway University of London, UK
Rutgers University School of Public Health
Sidra Medical & Research Center, Doha, Qatar
St. Louis University
Stony Brook University of New York
Strategic Evaluations, Inc.
SUNY Buffalo-Research Institute on Addictions
Tecnológico de Monterrey
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
The Commonwealth Medical College
The Education Trust
The MITRE Corporation
The University of Chicago
The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Tilburg University, Netherlands
Tulane University, School of Public Health
U. of Washington I-TECH, Gabarone, Botswana
U.S. Army TRADOC Analysis Center (TRAC)
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs-Philadelphia
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
U.S. Naval War College
United States Naval Academy
Universidad Católica de Chile
Universidad de Chile
Universidad de La Serena
Universidad de Santiago
Universidad de Tamulipas
Universidad del Zulia, Venezuela
Universidad Diego Portales
Universidad Javeriana, Colombia
Universidad Jesuita Alberto Hurtado
University at Buffalo
University College London
University of Akron
University of Alberta
University of Basel, Switzerland
University of California Davis
University of California Irvine
University of California San Diego
University of California Santa Barbara
University of Colorado, Denver
University of Delaware
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Kansas
University of Kansas Medical Center
University of Kentucky College of Social Work
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
University of Maryland School of Nursing
University of Maryland University College
University of Maryland-College Park
University of Minnesota
University of Missouri-St. Louis
University of Nebraska Medical Center
University of New Mexico, Center for Participatory
University of New Mexico, College of Nursing
University of North Dakota
University of South Carolina
University of South Florida
University of South Florida, St. Petersburg
University of Southampton, London
University of Tennessee Knoxville
University of Tennessee-Martin
University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas Pan American
University of Toledo
University of Washington
UP PINT-Health Research Department, Slovenia
Utah State University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Walter Sisulu University, South Africa
Washington State University
Wayne State University
Yale University Child Study Center
Yale University Department of Anthropology
Yale University School of Medicine