Introduction to qualitative data analysis using ATLAS.ti
Date: 8th to 10th May 2019
Venue: UNICEF Children’s Room (6 Fairbridge Road, Belgravia, Harare)
Zimbabwe Evaluation Association in collaboration with ACBF and with support from UNICEF will be holding a 3-day workshop on Atlas.ti. which is a suite of Computer-Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software (CAQDAS). It is a powerful software for qualitative data analysis as it accommodates numerous types of data including textual, graphical, audio, video, geo-data and social media data. It can also be used for integration of survey data into qualitative analysis framework. ATLAS.ti is not limited to any field of research or evaluation; it is used in medicine and health sciences, agri-business, education, anthropology, sociology, psychology, criminology, media studies, geography, just to name a few. This is the qualitative data analysis software to learn.
This 3-day training will focus on specific functions to run a qualitative data analysis project. In this training, participants will be briefly taken through the basic tenets underlying qualitative methods as the prerequisite to understand and undertake qualitative evaluation and eventually use, in this technology-driven era, ATLAS.ti as the powerful qualitative data analysis software. Using a sample project, which can be downloaded from ATLAS.ti website, participants will be taken through various phases: creating a project, exploring data, coding, creating code families, word crunching, working with comments and memos, querying data, creating networks, and reports. Without getting into the nitty-gritty, the training will also equip participants with skills to navigate some special options including but not limited to importing survey data and doing literature review using ATLAS.ti.
While ATLAS.ti sample training materials will be used, participants with their own qualitative data are encouraged to bring their own qualitative data for practice. All participants without ATLAS.ti license will have to download and come with an ATLAS.ti trial version installed onto their laptops.Follow this link to download the trial version.
More details about the workshop and facilitator can be found https://www.zea.org.zw/atlas-workshop/