The ATLAS.ti IIQM Dissertation Awards

2015 Dissertation winners Mariko Sakamoto & Anastasia Lijadi will present their work at the Qualitative Methods Conference (May 1-5, 2016) in Glasgow, UK

Submissions for the 2016 Dissertation Awards will be accepted starting September 2016

The International Institute for Qualitative Methodology (IIQM) at the University of Alberta, with sponsorship from ATLAS.ti, will annually make an award to the best Masters level dissertation and the best PhD level dissertation, from any academic discipline, containing research based on qualitative methodology.


Each winner receives:

  • $3000 cash award, exclusively sponsored by ATLAS.ti Scientific Software Development GmbH
  • ATLAS.ti software license
  • Complimentary ATLAS.ti training
  • Complimentary registration to either QM 2016 or QHR 2016

Award presentation for the ATLAS.ti IIQM Dissertation Awards will take place at the Qualitative Methods (QM) Conference in May 2016 or at the Qualitative Health Research (QHR) Conference in October 2016.

The award recipients will be showcased on the IIQM website and at the 2016 Qualitative Methods Conference or the 2016 Qualitative Health Research Conference. Please note that the recipients will be required to present major findings at the conference of their choice. Complimentary conference registration will be provided.


Applications for the awards will be evaluated in the following areas:

  • Sophistication of the theoretical approach
  • Innovativeness of research method
  • Clarity of research procedures
  • Quality of writing
  • Rigor
  • Impact

Dissertations must have been successfully defended within 18 months of the award’s submission deadline in order to be considered. Receiving or being considered for other awards does not preclude a student from applying for this award.

PLEASE NOTE: The utilization of a software package for data analysis is not a requirement of this award.

For more information, submissions guidelines, please visit

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