Practical Qualitative Data Analysis in ATLAS.ti [PC Version 8]

Workshop | June 23 – 24, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Corey M. Abramson, Assistant Professor, University of Arizona

 Center for Ethnographic Research

This 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 the core elements common to all 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 functions 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. The workshop will be limited to 15 participants so that everyone receives individual attention.


The instructor will be Corey Abramson, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Arizona, who has worked to develop novel training programs for conducting qualitative research in social science and policy disciplines at the undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate levels. In recent years, his workshops have been commissioned by a range of organizations including universities, medical centers, think tanks, professional associations, and the ATLAS.ti training center.


The cost to attend the two-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 May 15 to save $50.


Register here:

Space is limited, so please register early. You may cancel your registration up to one month in advance for a refund, less a $20 cancellation fee. Beginning May 23, you may cancel but will only receive a refund if we are able to fill your slot.


Basic knowledge of Windows and a personal computer with ATLAS.ti installed (demo or full version 8 preferred). All students should bring a laptop with ATLAS.ti installed. You can purchase Atlas here:

We highly recommend Mac users install the Windows version of the software using parallels or VMware or make other arrangements prior to the workshop, as the Mac version of ATLAS.ti has a different interface. We will use the PC version for all demonstrations, and you will not be able to follow along on a Mac. One of the 15 participants will win a single-user educational license and all participants will receive a 20% discount for anyone interested in purchasing a license.

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Details about course content, participant testimonials, lodging information, and more are available here:

Still have questions? Contact or (510) 643-7238.


The Atlas.ti training is sponsored by the Center for Ethnographic Research’s (CER), based at the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, UC Berkeley. CER’s mission is to promote and support interdisciplinary research on social issues using participant-observation and allied techniques. CER is international in its focus and encourages, supports, and facilitates research on a wide variety of topics that include, but are not limited to, inequality, poverty, race and ethnic relations, crime and violence, economic development, housing, health, and politics throughout the world.

The workshop is co-sponsored by ATLAS.ti GmbH.

  Register online, 510-642-0813