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Practical Qualitative Data Analysis in ATLAS.ti [Mac version 22] 

July 25-27, 2022 

Registration is closed - check back in late fall for info on the next workshop!


Course Description

This online workshop will provide both a conceptual background and practical experience in computer assisted qualitative data analysis (CAQDA) using ATLAS.ti. The workshop begins by examining core elements of CAQDA, regardless of methodological orientation, discipline/profession, or platform. After instruction in the fundamental aspects of CAQDA, the course turns to the logic of the ATLAS.ti program, and how it can function as a tool for CAQDA. The workshop consists of both instruction and hands-on exercises in ATLAS.ti. By the end of the course, participants will have all the conceptual and practical tools necessary to employ ATLAS.ti in their current or future projects involving qualitative data.

Topics covered include: 1. How to perform the fundamentals of computer aided qualitative data analysis in ATLAS.ti, 2. The specific strategies necessary for dealing with different types of data including ethnographic field notes, in-depth interviews, texts, audio, video, and documents, 3. How to organize your data set, 4. How to construct and deploy a coding scheme for your project, 5. Making the best use of memos, 6. Inductive and deductive strategies for investigating substantive relationships in your data, 7. The query tool, 8. Using ATLAS.ti for team projects, and 9. Advanced functions in ATLAS.ti (e.g. networks, geocoding, quantitative output, supercodes and snapshots, co-occurrence functions, tools for inter-coder reliability, etc.).


Day 1: Monday, July 25, 9 am-noon PT

Day 2: Tuesday, July 26, 9 am-noon PT, with optional lab/office hours 1-3pm PT

Day 3: Wednesday, July 27, 9 am-noon PT, , with optional lab/office hours 1-3pm PT


Basic knowledge of Mac computers and a Mac computer with ATLAS.ti version 22 installed (demo or full version). You can purchase ATLAS.ti or download the free trial version here.  Although the vast majority of skills will transfer across operating systems, we will use the current Mac version for all demonstrations. Attendees might not be able to directly follow along on a PC during some workshop segments as the PC version of ATLAS.ti has a slightly different interface. Having a dual monitor set-up is recommended but not required (with two monitors you can have the Zoom window open on one monitor and be working through the exercises on another monitor). One of the 15 participants will win a single-user student or educational license. 


All readings and handouts will be provided at the workshop. All students receive a pdf detailing the course materials and templates for various data set structures.


The cost to attend the three-day course is $400 for UC Berkeley students, $450 for other students, $550 for those in the academic/non-profit sector, and $700 for all other participants. Register by June 15 to save $50.


Registration is closed - check back in late fall for info on the next workshop!

Space is limited, so register early. You may cancel your registration up to one month in advance for a refund, less a $50 cancellation fee. Less than one month in advance, you may cancel but will only receive a refund if we are able to fill your slot. If you are registering online, you will need a credit card (there is no need to contact us in advance if you are paying by credit card as the online site automatically closes registration once it is full). If you prefer to pay by check or by transfer from UC funds, contact cer [at] berkeley [dot] edu to be sure there is still space available. 


Jocyl Sacramento, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies at Cal State East Bay. She examines how educators respond to the challenges of establishing equitable educational policy. Her current research project provides an ethnographic portrait of the development and implementation of Comparative Ethnic Studies curricula in the West Coast. To understand the curricular and political processes used to institutionalize high school Ethnic Studies, Dr. Sacramento conducted a four-year ethnographic case study following teachers as they formed a critical teaching community, mobilized with community organizations and students to expand Ethnic Studies throughout the district, and worked collaboratively to build Comparative Ethnic Studies curricula. Dr. Sacramento received the 2020 Outstanding Dissertation Award from the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Critical Examination of Race, Ethnicity, Class, and Gender special interest group. You can find her published articles in Amerasia JournalThe Urban Review, Ethnic Studies Review, and Equity & Excellence in Education. She received her Ph.D. and M.A. in Education at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Sacramento also earned an M.A. in Asian American Studies from San Francisco State University and her B.A. in Ethnic Studies and Sociology from the University of California, Riverside. She led the Center for Ethnographic Research Summer Workshop in Qualitative Research Methods in 2017 and 2018.

Testimonials from Past Participants

Being able to follow along to make sure I am using the program correctly was super helpful.

The workshop provided a solid introduction to the interface and logic of ATLAS.ti. I feel comfortable diving in with my data and feel comfortable enough with this base of knowledge to explore more advanced features.

[Professor Sacramento's] pace was perfect for novice participants like me. Extremely polite and professional.

Dr. Sacramento is very patient and knowledgable about ATLAS.ti and qualitative research.

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For information regarding consulting, individual training, or on-site workshops at your research center, please e-mail cer [at] berkeley [dot] edu.


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