Newsletter 2016-2


We welcome you to the March issue of INSIDE ATLAS.ti. As always, we present you with the latest news regarding our company and products, give you an overview of the training services scheduled for the next two months, and offer you best practice and case study articles. In the Beast Practices section, we discuss the role of document comments as an opportunity to enhance the potential for a good data analysis process. In the Case Studies section, we interview Nane Zadouri, from WestEd, a non-for-profit organization based in California, USA. In the interview, Nane discusses the use of ATLAS.ti in the evaluation of a home visitation program.

You will notice that in this issue of INSIDE ATLAS.ti, the best practices and case study articles are available for full reading and downloading on the ATLAS.ti blog. Just click on ‘Read More’ to access the full article. In the blog, you will also have access to many other articles on a variety of topics of interest for the ATLAS.ti research community. We hope you enjoy this new integration between our blog (38,000 visits in 2015 alone!) and INSIDE ATLAS.ti.

We would like to point out that the Best Practices and Case Study articles in this issue of INSIDE ATLAS.ti are also available for reading and downloading on the ATLAS.ti blog. In the blog, you will also have access to many other articles on a variety of topics of interest for the ATLAS.ti research community. We hope you enjoy this new integration between our blog (38,000 visits in 2015 alone!) and INSIDE ATLAS.ti.

Enjoy!


News

Winners of the ATLAS.ti - IIQM Dissertation Award 2015

ATLAS.ti sponsors the competitive award that the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology (IIQM) grants every year to the best doctoral dissertation and Master’s thesis projects employing qualitative research methods.

2015 ATLAS.ti - IIQM Doctoral Award

The winner of the 2015 ATLAS.ti - IIQM Doctoral Award is Anastasia Aldelina Lijadi. She recently completed her Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology at the University of Macau. She developed and implemented an online asynchronized focus group discussion using social media, and employed the Collage Life-story Elicitation Technique for semi-structured interviewing. Anastasia received her MA in Counseling and Psychotherapy from the University of Saint Joseph in Macau. She is currently working as visiting lecturer at her alma mater and continuing research in exploring social change, identity construction and well being of high mobility individuals. Anastasia also actively involves in non-profit association by bringing community spirit to the expatriate community in Macau to ensure the smooth adaptation and well being of the whole family, including the trailing spouse and the children.

2015 ATLAS.ti – IIQM Masters

The winner of the 2015 ATLAS.ti – IIQM Masters award is Mariko Sakamoto. She completed her Master of Nursing from Athabasca University. She is a community health nurse from Vancouver, BC and has practiced within the home health setting in a variety of roles from home care nurse to geriatric transition nurse. She also works as a sessional clinical instructor with the UBC School of Nursing, mentoring students within the community setting. Her nursing interests include facilitating chronic disease self-management and understanding how people experience and live with chronic conditions. This includes an interest in exploring what it means to live with degenerative illnesses such as dementia, as evidenced in her thesis “Perceptions of Personhood and the Early Onset Dementia Experience”.

ATLAS.ti sponsored the 5 th APPCR Conference in Putrajaya, Malaysia

ATLAS.ti was proud to be one of the sponsors of the 5th Asia Pacific Primary Care Research Conference 2015 that was held at the Everly Hotel, Putrajaya, Malaysia on 4-6 December 2015. conference. A total of 81 papers were presented and approximately 200 delegates attended. The abstracts were published in a special issue of the Malaysian Family Physician - the official journal of the Academy of Family Physicians of Malaysia and Family Medicine Specialist Association (Issue 2015 Volume 10 Supplement 2). More information about the Association and their journals may be found at this link: http://e-mfp.org

ATLAS.ti in action at Seminar Jom Hebat Pascasiswazah Series 10.0

On 9th of January 2016, our Manager of International Projects for the Training & Partnership Development, Ani Munirah Mohamad, spoke at the Seminar Jom Hebat Pascasiswazah ("Let us Become Great Postgraduates") Series 10.0. The Seminar was organized by the Malaysian Postgraduate Workshop Series (MPWS) team at the MPWS Training Center, Selangor, Malaysia. A total of 250 postgraduates from all-over Malaysia attended the seminar, which exposes the delegates to various research-related aspects of thesis writing, literature reviews, qualitative research, quantitative analysis and research publication. We appreciate our joint venture with MPWS throughout all these years, and for inviting us to speak at the Seminar Series beginning Series 1.0 in 2013. Since then, approximately a total of 5,000 seminar delegates have been introduced to ATLAS.ti as a tool for literature reviews and qualitative analysis. More information about MPWS can be learned here: http://postgraduateworkshop.com/

Free overview demo webinars for Europe and Africa time zones

Starting in March, we are offering a series of 60-minute free overview webinars on ATLAS.ti 7 Windows offered at a time convenient for people in European and African countries. These are taught by Dr. Steve Wright, learning technologist at the University of Lancaster, UK. Dr. Wright brings to these webinars his extensive knowledge and experience using and researching ATLAS.ti and other learning technologies. Dr. Wright has particular expertise in the use of ATLAS.ti multi-media analysis and in the use of the ATLAS.ti Mobile app, which he has employed in literature reviews. You may learn about Dr. Wright by visiting the Lancaster University website here . The webinars are scheduled on Fridays at 10:00 AM GMT. To select a date and register, click here .

Case Studies in ATLAS.ti

Are you using ATLAS.ti in interesting projects and would like to share your experience with the international community of users? If so, we invite you to contribute to our Case Studies section of INSIDE ATLAS.ti . To do so, simply complete this questionnaire . We will contact you soon after receiving your submission. Thank you!


Learning Resources

ATLAS.ti offers a variety of resources that facilitate the learning of the software. These include a complete library of video tutorials, weekly webinars, varied workshops, as well as a set of manuals and how-to documents.

For more information on our learning resources please contact the staff of our training center. They will be happy to assist you. In the United States and Canada, you may call us toll free at 1-866-880 0231. If calling from other countries, dial +1-541-286-4391. You may also write to us at [email protected] and access all of our training resources on our website by clicking here.

Free group introductory webinars

If your organization is evaluating ATLAS.ti, or if you want to introduce it to your students or at a professional meeting, schedule a presentation with one of our instructors. We will be happy to tailor the presentation to your needs. To schedule a presentation, please complete this registration form. For group demo webinars in Spanish, complete this form.

Free overview webinars for groups

We are now offering free overview webinars for the UK time zone on Friday’s at 10: 00 am GMT beginning on March 11th. These webinars will be taught by Dr. Steve Wright. Register here

Premium Training

Our premium training activities include online synchronous and asynchronous courses, face-to-face workshops and and on-demand worldwide. Click here to see the entire calendar of training events currently scheduled. There you may read the course outlines and register for the course of your preference.

This time, we want to highlight the face-to-face workshops scheduled for March and April.

United States

  • March 25 th and 27 th . Harnessing ATLAS.ti 7 Windows Powerfully. Athens, Georgia.
  • April 2 nd and 3 rd . Practical Qualitative Data Analysis with ATLAS.ti. Berkeley, California.
  • April 4 th and 5 th . Introduction to ATLAS.ti 7 Windows. Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • April 14 th , 15 th and 16 th . Qualitative Analysis with ATLAS.ti 7 Windows. Corvallis, Oregon. USA.

Europe

  • March 10 th . ATLAS.ti Training Workshop. Surrey. UK.
  • March 11 th . Analysis Tools with ATLAS.ti. Hannover, Germany. [Taught in German].
  • April 7 th and 8 th . ATLAS.ti for Starters. Rotterdam, Netherlands.
  • April 7 th and 8 th . ATLAS.ti for Advanced Users. Rotterdam, Netherlands.
  • April 12 th . Introduction to ATLAS.ti. Hannover, Germany. [Taught in German].
  • April 18 th . Introduction to ATLAS.ti. Madrid, Spain. [Taught in Spanish].

Latin America

March 12 th and 13 th . Tools for Qualitative Data Analysis with ATLAS.ti 7. Mexico City, Mexico. [Taught in Spanish].

To see the complete schedule, and to register, click here .


Best Practices with ATLAS.ti


Document Comments: Describing the Nature, Context and Background of the Sources of Information

In this article I will touch on the process of writing comments on documents. Writing these comments is part of what I like to refer to as a ‘documented’ approach to data analysis with the software, whereby we make an effort to describes as much as possible… READ MORE


Case Studies in ATLAS.ti

In this issue of INSIDE ATLAS.ti , we interview Nane Zadouri, a researcher at WestEd Center for Prevention and Early Intervention , a California-based non-for-profit organization. READ MORE .



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