Face-to-face training

Qualitative Methodology Certified Gold Expert

About this certification program

Become an industry leader with the Gold level certification, designed for seasoned professionals with extensive experience in teaching qualitative methodology. Showcase your deep familiarity with ATLAS.ti and mastery of qualitative research principles. Receive the qualitative methodology expert certification to prove your top-level capabilities as someone who can teach qualitative methodology!

During this certification process, you will need to demonstrate

  • Profound understanding of ATLAS.ti, including teamwork and applications beyond data analysis
  • In-depth knowledge of qualitative methodology, including critical evaluation and diverse data analysis approaches

To complete the certification, you will need to submit:

Background information about yourself:

  • Updated CV
  • Affiliation with a research institution (document required)
  • At least one article that discusses or uses qualitative research and that has been submitted to a peer-reviewed journal (can be published within the last 10 years or currently under revision)

Proof of sufficient knowledge of qualitative methodology and ATLAS.ti, which can be demonstrated via one of the following two options:

  • Certification of completion from the "Become an Expert with ATLAS.ti" (Windows or Mac) self-paced training (with unlimited support) and certification of completion of the "Qualitative Research" self-paced training (with unlimited support)
  • Report of teaching experience that explains how many trainings you have given before, to how many people, what contents did you teach in your trainings, who were the training participants, what challenges you faced and how you overcame them, and what advice you would give to others teaching qualitative methodology and ATLAS.ti in a single training

A sample project (for teaching purposes), including:

  • A clear research question written in a research diary (memo)
  • At least one document coded
  • At least one methodological memo written about the methodology guiding the research
  • At least one analytic memo written about the analysis methods followed
  • At least one network created
  • An explanation in a memo of how at least two analysis tools were used in the project (e.g., code co-occurrence analysis, code-document analysis, etc.)

A syllabus for a training about both qualitative methodology and ATLAS.ti, including:

  • Clear learning objectives
  • Outline of teaching contents related to qualitative methodology and ATLAS.ti
  • Teaching about how to add data to ATLAS.ti
  • Teaching about how to code data in ATLAS.ti
  • Teaching about writing memos in ATLAS.ti
  • Teaching about the creation of networks in ATLAS.ti
  • Teaching about extracting findings in ATLAS.ti (i.e., using at least two analysis tools)
  • Teaching about using ATLAS.ti for teamwork
  • Teaching about other applications of ATLAS.ti in research (e.g., conducting a literature review in ATLAS.ti)
  • Teaching about qualitative research design (e.g., formulating a research question)
  • Teaching about at least two methods of qualitative data collection
  • Teaching about at least two methods of qualitative data analysis
  • Teaching about critical reflexivity or quality criteria in qualitative research

Presentation slides on qualitative methodology and ATLAS.ti that provide an introduction for new learners:

  • The presentation slides must be aligned with the syllabus (e.g., covering all of the learning objectives and contents)

Practical exercises for students, including:

  • How to add data in ATLAS.ti
  • How to code data in ATLAS.ti
  • How to write memos in ATLAS.ti
  • How to create networks in ATLAS.ti
  • How to extract findings in ATLAS.ti (i.e., how to use at least two analysis tools)
  • How to use ATLAS.ti for teamwork
  • How to use ATLAS.ti for other applications in research (e.g., the literature review)
  • How to design qualitative research (e.g., the elaboration of a research question)
  • How to collect qualitative data (using at least two data collection methods)
  • How to analyze qualitative data (using at least two analysis methods)
  • How to engage in critical reflexivity or assess quality criteria in qualitative research

30-minute virtual oral exam with a senior ATLAS.ti trainer:

  • Deliver a 15-minute lecture on topics requested by the ATLAS.ti Team concerning qualitative methodology and ATLAS.ti
  • Answer questions from the senior ATLAS.ti trainer

Please note:

  • We welcome applications in English or Spanish
  • All submitted materials must be related to the current version of ATLAS.ti (Windows, Mac, or Web)
  • ATLAS.ti must be spelled correctly in all submitted materials (i.e., "ATLAS.ti", not "Atlas.ti" or any other variation)

Upon completing the certification, you will receive:

  • Certificate of Gold Expert in Qualitative Methodology (official certificate from the ATLAS.ti Academy)
  • Badge of Gold Expert in Qualitative Methodology (official badge from the ATLAS.ti Academy)
  • Free educational ATLAS.ti Desktop+Web single-user license
  • Right to offer a 20% discount for ATLAS.ti licenses and trainings to all your training participants
  • Qualification to partner with ATLAS.ti GmbH in future training and consultation projects
Multiple Languages
English, Spanish
Multiple ATLAS.ti Versions
Windows, Mac
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