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Christina Silver

Self-paced, on-demand, comprehensive introduction to ATLAS.ti workshop so you can learn in your own time, at your own speed.

This seminar introduces you to harnessing ATLAS.ti to accomplish qualitative and mixed-methods analysis.


Led by Christina Silver, an expert in the field, the seminar illustrates the use of software tools as described in the CAQDAS pedagogy, the Five-Level QDA method, providing a theoretical understanding of the role of ATLAS.ti in the analysis process, and practical experience of using it to accomplish a variety of analytic tasks.


You will be guided through the typical phases of an analysis and how they can be facilitated through the creative and systematic use of ATLAS.ti. 

Harnessing ATLAS.ti for Qualitative and Mixed-Methods Data Analysis

The world of academic research is increasingly recognising the importance of qualitative and mixed-methods analysis. The ability to harness powerful software like ATLAS.ti can significantly enhance the depth and breadth of research findings.


This is where the 1-day workshop 'Harnessing ATLAS.ti for qualitative and mixed-methods analysis' comes into play. Led by Christina Silver (CAQDAS Networking Project, University of Surrey, & Qualitative Data Analysis Services), this workshop is designed to equip PhD students, professors, and professional researchers with the skills to effectively utilize ATLAS.ti in their research.

Christina Silver is a renowned expert in the field of qualitative data analysis, with a wealth of experience in teaching and consulting on the use of CAQDAS packages. Her workshop promises to be an invaluable resource for those looking to enhance their research capabilities.

The workshop provides you with a comprehensive introduction to ATLAS.ti and how to harness its tools powerfully. The seminar combines discussion, demonstration and hands-on practice, using sample data and (optionally) your own research data. It follows the principles described in Woolf & Silver (2018) Qualitative Analysis using ATLAS.ti, the Five-Level QDA which details the process of harnessing ATLAS.ti powerfully.
The seminar is divided into four topics, including these teaching and learning activities:


  1.  Contextual illustrations – methodological and analytical principles, uses of ATLAS.ti in different contexts (e.g. for literature reviewing, for analysis of empirical data collected for a specific study, for secondary analysis of qualitative materials) 

  2. Software demonstrations – interface, architecture, components, actions and tools

  3. Guided Instruction – step-by-step teaching in the operation of ATLAS.ti and the use of tools for analytic tasks

  4.  Individual work - to consolidate understandings and put learning into practice in own contexts

You will be guided through the phases of an analysis and how to accomplish them using ATLAS.ti’s tools creatively and systematically. This includes planning an analysis and creating structural frameworks to reflect initial research designs; familiarizing with qualitative materials (at an in-depth interpretive level and at a higher content-based level); coding qualitative data using different analytic approaches (contrasting inductive, grounded approaches and deductive, topic or theoretically informed approaches); exploring the role and use of generative AI tools within ATLAS.ti; using software tools to capture reflections through writing, mapping and linking; organizing data to factual characteristics; interrogating patterns and relationships to identify themes, make comparisons and explore anomalies; and using visualisations to communicate findings in engaging and powerful ways. 

Topics covered: 

  • ATLAS.ti in the analytic workflow

  • Common analytic activities

  • The Five-Level method for harnessing ATLAS.ti powerfully

  • Planning and setting-up an ATLAS.ti project

  • Introduction to ATLAS.ti components

  • Content-based explorations (words, phrases, patterns)

  • Creating and commenting on quotations

  • Using AI tools to explore, code and summarize

  • Implementing inductive, deductive and combined coding approaches

  • Organizing data using groups

  • Organizing structured qualitative materials

  • Managing analytic notes using memos

  • Making comparisons using co-occurrence tools

  • Using networks and diagrams to explore, create and visualise connections

  • Using ATLAS.ti to enhance and illustrate quality

This seminar is available through, Instats, our partner organisation 

For this on-demand seminar, all videos and material (including program input, output, data, and slides) will be available for 30 days after you activate your enrollment, which you can do anytime after you purchase the on-demand seminar.


An official Instats certificate of completion is provided at the conclusion of the seminar.


For European students, our seminars offer 2 ECTS Equivalent points, which is indicated on the certificate of completion that is provided at the conclusion of each seminar (see the Instats FAQ for details).

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