The lecture series aims primarily at empirical social scientists who collect and analyze qualitative data in psychological, pedagogical, sociological, health science, or other research contexts using observation methods, interviews, video, multimedia, or even researchers who work with historical documents. Yet the broader field of the humanities, communication, cultural, artistic, political, and historical sciences, urban planning, economics, investigative journalism, creative research, and large-scale project management also deals with qualitative data, in the broadest sense, any time we work with language or visual documents. This impressive wealth of applications is evidenced by the many different institutions that use ATLAS.ti.
So, if you work with qualitative data in any area mentioned, even outside of empirical social research, you will benefit from this lecture series.
In this lecture series, we would like to take you on a journey to explore the interdisciplinary fundamentals of qualitative research. We will endeavor to convey even demanding theoretical approaches in a way that makes them easier to comprehend. Our goal is to make this lecture series a fascinating intellectual adventure and provide you with rich background knowledge of the craft of qualitative research.
These lectures deal first with the prerequisites of understanding and interpreting, then the qualities of texts and images as qualitative data. After this, Thomas Muhr will describe the IT tools used in computer-aided data analysis, using the development of ATLAS.ti as an example, before Susanne Friese offers an insight into working with ATLAS.ti.
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There are a total of 9 lectures. The remaining lectures:
will be released in loose succession throughout the year as they become available.