Workshops

Workshops - Introduction to ATLAS.ti



Introduction to ATLAS.ti

Instructor: Ani Munirah

Level: basic

Duration: 3 hours

This workshop is designed for beginners - to introduce the main features of ATLAS.ti 8 (for Windows) and ATLAS.ti Mac. The workshop is divided into 4 main parts: (1) introductory qualitative methodology (2) preparing your data (for analysis in ATLAS.ti), (3) going through your data, and (4) creating outputs.



Einführung in ATLAS.ti

Leitung: Maja Urbanczyk

Level: basic

Dauer: 3-stündig

Der Workshop bietet eine Einführung in ATLAS.ti 8. Anhand von Beispieldaten lernen Sie, wie man ein Projekt erstellt, Daten organisiert, exploriert, kodiert, Berichte erzeugt und einfache Analysen durchführt.


Workshops - Working with Different Data Sources



Using ATLAS.ti for Literature and Systematic Reviews

Instructor: Steve Wright

Level: Basic & Advanced

Duration: 3 hours

This workshop explores some of the unique and powerful features for using ATLAS.ti 8 (Windows and Mac) in literature reviews and systematic reviews. The initial presentation situates ATLAS.ti in the literature review workflow and the tools to support that including an introduction and short overviews of the steps preceding the use of ATLAS.ti. The tools in ATLAS.ti that are particularly relevant for literature reviews will then be explored in a practical session. The final stage includes presentation along with practical exercises to explore how to analyse, synthesise and export findings for a report.



Working With Focus Group Data

Instructor: will be announced

Level: Basic & Advanced

Duration: 1,5 hours

When preparing your data for analysis in ATLAS.ti and setting up a project, you need to decide on which level your cases are. This influences the choice of tools that you can use in ATLAS.ti. Version 8.2 of ATLAS.ti introduces a new function that will facilitate working with focus group data, which we will present in this workshop. You will learn how to set up a project with focus group data and how to best prepare it for analysis.



Using ATLAS.ti In The Analysis Of Photo-Elicitation Data

Instructor: Ricardo Contreras

Level: Basic & Advanced

Duration: 3 hours

In this workshop, the instructor will explain and demonstrate how to work with photographic data as part of analysis projects that may include multiple methods of data collection. The instructor will provide recommendations on how to describe and organize the photo documents of a project, as well as tips on how to segment them, describe photo quotations and code them. Additionally, recommendations will be provided on linking photographic data with data from accompanying text documents (e.g., in the case of photovoice data) and on creating outputs that can be integrated into project reports.



Integrating Geodata In A Qualitative Analysis Project

Instructor: Ricardo Contreras & Luis Alfredo Loaiza

Level: Basic & Advanced

Duration: 3 hours

In this workshop the instructors will discuss strategies of working with geographic data in ATLAS.ti. They will examine types of projects in which using geographic data could be beneficial, such as studies that make use of a participatory research approach. They will also show how to segment, code and annotate geographic documents and how to integrate them into analysis projects that include other methods of data collection. Additionally, the instructors will share strategies for building spatial sequences using the software tool to link geo quotations semantically.



Analysing And Presenting Multimedia Data

Instructor: Steve Wright

Level: Basic & Advanced Users

Duration: 1,5 hours

ATLAS.ti has extensive powerful options for working directly with multimedia for analysis of video and audio content and for developing innovative and efficient approaches to the transcription, description and presentation of multimedia data.

This practical workshop introduces and explores effective techniques and creative approaches to working with multimedia data including:

· Managing and organising the large file sizes associated with multimedia

· Practical approaches to resolving format and codec issues

· Creating and using quotations to segment video and audio and provide summary descriptions

· Creating a dynamic coding structure to quickly identify key media segments for further detailed analysis

· Using quotation comments to create partial or focussed transcriptions

· Using quotations to segment and link to a full transcript (e.g. one created in F4 transkript)

· Using quotation comments to provide full or partial translation for multi-lingual projects

· Ideas and approaches for creative presentation of video data analysis using snapshot sequences and (ATLAS.ti Mac only) Network visualisations of media segments.



Workshops - Focus on Methods



Abductive Reasoning With ATLAS.ti

Instructor: Susanne Friese

Level: Basic & Advanced

Duration: 2 hours

Abductive reasoning is a form of logical inference which starts with an observation then seeks to find the most likely explanation - a process that is very common when building a code system in ATLAS.ti and more generally speaking, when analyzing qualitative data. Abductive reasoning will be explained in an easy-to-understand way based on a crime investigation by Father Brown and then applied to a case example in ATLAS.ti.



Staying Close to The Data: A Dialogic Model Of Data Analysis

Instructor: Ricardo Contreras

Level: Basic & Advanced

Duration: 3 hours

It is becoming recurrent among users of software for qualitative data analysis to overemphasize the process of coding (i.e., attaching labels to segments of the data) over other important processes related to describing and reflecting upon the data. In this workshop, the instructor will present a model that places coding within a system that also includes an emphasis on writing and visualizing relationships. The instructor argues that to achieve an in-depth understanding, it is critical to describe, visualize, classify and reflect upon the data. A central argument to be made in this workshop is that a good analysis process requires to achieve a balance between two counteracting forces: fragmentation and integration. A sole emphasis on coding leads to fragmentation and only through writing and visualization we can integrate the pieces and advance towards building a holistic representation of the data.



Different Forms Of Qualitative Analysis Using ATLAS.ti

Instructor: Susanne Friese

Level: Advanced

Duration: 3 hours

This workshop provides and overview showing how to use ATLAS.ti for different research approaches from thematic analysis to grounded theory. Depending on your chosen methodology, you will approach coding in different ways, or do not even start with coding the data material right away but remain on the quotation level. ATLAS.ti offers a variety of tools to support the various analytical approaches. We'll look at which tools are relevant for what kind of analysis, and of course there will be some hands-on exercises.


Workshops - Furthering Your Knowledge On ATLAS.ti Tools



Network Visualization Tools in ATLAS.ti: Representing Connections and Eliciting Insights

Instructor: Ricardo Contreras

Level: Advanced

Duration: 3 hours

In this workshop, the instructor will discuss and demonstrate the role of the network visualization tools in facilitating the analysis and interpretation of the data. The instructor will explain how the graphical representation of linkages between the different items of an analysis project can be a powerful tool to identify relationships and elicit new insights, but also as way of looking at the data from a systemic point of view. The instructor will also explain the way in which users can draw semantic linkages between concepts and pieces of the discourse, and visualize those linkages graphically as way of representing concept maps, cognitive maps, folk taxonomies and argumentation maps. An argument will be made in the sense that representing connections graphically can help us build holistic representations of the data.



Visualizing ATLAS.ti With The Entity Mapper

Instructor: Anne-Katrin Luther

Level: Advanced

Duration: 2 hours

In this workshop you can practice how to upload and work with your exported ATLAS.ti files in the software Entity Mapper. The ENTITY MAPPER is an open source web application for visualizing ATLAS.ti data as an interactive node-link diagram. We will provide sample data, but you are also welcome to try it out with your own project data.



Collaborative Analysis Using ATLAS.ti

Instructor: to be announced

Level: Advanced

Duration: 3 hours

In this workshop we will simulate various team scenarios. You will learn how to set up a team project, how to share it with team members, how to develop a code list in teams, how to merge projects, and how to distribute them again. You can practice the role of project administrator as well as being a team member. We will talk about how to manage project data and where they can be stored, including the creation and management of project libraries.




Intercoder Reliability

Instructor: Susanne Friese & Klaus Krippendorff

Level: Advanced

Duration: 3 hours

In this workshop, we will introduce the new ATLAS.ti intercoder reliability tool. You will practice it based on sample projects that we provide. You will learn about how to set up a coding system to make best use of the tool. We will explain the various coefficients that are at your disposal, when to use which one and for which purpose, their advantages, and disadvantages. Further we will also show how you can use the intercoder reliability tool to develop a high-quality coding system as a team.



Further Analysis After Coding: Working With The Query Tool & Co.

Instructor: Susanne Friese

Level: Advanced

Duration: 3 hours

This workshop focusses on the use of the analysis tools: the code-document table, the code co-occurrence tools, the query tool, the use of smart codes and global filters. Based on sample data, we will work through a number or exercises that allow you to practice each tool and its functionality. You can bring your own project as well, if you want to try out a few queries based on your own data.


Workshops - Teaching, Learning, Publishing



Develop the expertise you need in ATLAS.ti: The Five-Level QDA Method

Instructor: Christian Silver

Level: Basic & Advanced

Duration: 3 hours

In this workshop you will learn about the Five-Level QDA® method for harnessing ATLAS.ti's tools for your analytic needs. This was developed by Nicholas Woolf and Christina Silver to unpack what expert ATLAS.ti users unconsciously do when they translate their analytic strategies into ATLAS.ti tools, regardless of their methodology.

The workshop is in three parts: (1) The genesis and principles of the method, (2) The difference between software features and tools, (3) An overview of the five steps of translation: Analytic Planning Worksheets and how to use them to translate strategies into tactics

The workshop includes discussion, demonstrations and small-group work, and provides opportunity for questions.



Strategies for Successfully Teaching ATLAS.ti

Instructors: Neringa Kalpokaite & Ivana Radivojevic

Level: Anyone who teaches ATLAS.ti (certified instructors and not certified instructors)

Duration: 1,5 hours

What are the tips and strategies for success that ATLAS.ti trainers use? ATLAS.ti counts on an extensive, international network of over 200 trainers all around the world. Teaching any qualitative data analysis software can be challenging, as you need to teach both instrumental knowledge (how to use the software) as well as methodological knowledge ( when to apply the different features in a study). Given this challenge, we conducted a survey with all of the ATLAS.ti trainers to discover their strategies and tips for success for teaching ATLAS.ti. Thus, we will present the findings, and we will open a discussion for how we can continue to improve teaching methods for this powerful software.




How To Publish Your Research Faster With ATLAS.ti

Instructor: Neringa Kalpokaite & Ivana Radivojevic

Level: Novice and advanced users; students, researchers, professors

Duration: 2 hours

Nowadays, not only do we need to research new concepts, but we also have to publish our work in order to share this knowledge. However, publishing research is a challenging endeavour. ATLAS.ti is a powerful tool that can facilitate the entire qualitative research process: from organizing your data and staying on track, to conducting your analysis and generating rigorous results. In this workshop, we will first present the main requirements and expectations for publishing a qualitative study in an academic journal, including what editors are looking for, how can you make your study stand out, and how ATLAS.ti can help you meet those expectations and so that your work gets published.



User Feedback Discussion

Facilitator: Friedrich Markgraf

Level: all users

Duration: 3 hours

Tell us how you are using the software for which purpose. What are the tools you are using, which tools or functionality within the tools are you missing? What types of features do you hope to see in future versions?



Workshops in Spanish



Taller de Introducción a ATLAS.ti en Español: Adaptación del ATLAS.ti a las culturas de investigación cualitativa en Latinoamérica y España

structor: Luis Alfredo Loaiza

Nivel: básico & avanzado

Duración: 3 horas

La propuesta de este taller, es presentar una experiencia especifica de uso de ATLAS.ti en Español y a partir de ella generar una conversación entre los asistentes sobre la experiencia de uso del programa, expresando cómo los pasos técnicos de ATLAS.ti se integran a algunos de los procesos y etapas de la investigación cualitativa en la experiencia en Latinoamérica.

A medida que se vaya explicando el proceso de investigación en los ambientes que contienen las etapas de procesamiento en ATLAS.ti. También se va mostrando cómo la penetración de nuevas formas de generación de contenido en la red (audios, videos, fotos, mapas) han venido alimentando el proceso creativo de investigación cualitativa. El taller concentrará sus esfuerzos en reforzar la importancia de contar con versiones en español del programa tanto en sus versiones anteriores como la actual versión de ATLAS.ti 8.



Uso de ATLAS.ti en Latinoamérica y España: Compartiendo algunas Experiencias de aplicación desde el punto de vista de un methodolgo en trabajos realizados en el cotexto Latinoamérica y español

structor: Luis Alfredo Loaiza

Nivel: básico & avanzado

Duración: 1,5 horas

Este taller consistirá en presentar diversas experiencias de aplicación de ATLAS.ti a través de un recorrido de varios años acompañando varios trabajos en Universidades y centros de investigación en Países como Colombia, Argentina, Chile y Brasil.

Las experiencias a manera de ejemplos mostrarán las opciones y oportunidades que ATLAS.ti ha brindado a varios usuarios en estos países mejorando sus procesos de investigación. La vivencia de acompañamiento en metodología cualitativa aplicando ATLAS.ti, se puede mostrar como alternativa de conocimiento para otros usuarios en el mundo. Mediante casos y ejemplos específicos podemos evidenciar y reafirmar que el uso de ATLAS.ti se puede llevar a una gran cantidad de usos en investigación cualitativa aplicadas a contextos culturales particulares como ocurre en casos específicos en Latinoamérica.

Presentando casos, con apoyo de los profesionales investigadores que han sido parte fundamental en el proceso de aplicación de ATLAS.ti en estos países, podemos avanzar en las propuestas a futuro del uso de ATLAS.ti en Latinoamérica.