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In qualitative research, coding means giving tags to texts, images, video or audio as a way to yield a systematic understanding of the contents of data. This process of coding can be structured and improved by using programs such as ATLAS.ti.
This course explains qualitative coding and ATLAS.ti in two sessions. In these sessions, both inductive and deductive approaches are covered. The course is built upon a hands-on approach and concrete exercises, with ample time for questions that are relevant for the participants’ own research.
One-on-one meetings are a central part of the second session. In these meetings you will receive customized advice on how you can employ Atlas.TI within your overall research, based on your own questions and submitted material.
After completion of the course, participants will:
- understand the epistemological and methodological background of qualitative coding.
- know the important and common pitfalls and advantages of qualitative coding
- know how to do qualitative coding, based on a hand-on experience with coding texts.
- be able to use ATLAS.ti and be familiar with the benefits of coding software in general.
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- If you want to use your own laptop, follow the instructions at https://my.eur.nl/en/eur-employee/ict/software/download-software-licences/atlasti. Please do this in advance and notify the course instructor(s) in advance if there are any problems. Make sure to download ATLAS.ti 8. You do not need to bring your own device, as you can use the computers at the Erasmus University.
- Important: There may be some differences in ATLAS.ti when using an Apple notebook.
- Short introduction to qualitative coding and why we use it
- Various functions in ATLAS.ti
Introducing ATLAS.ti for inductive and deductive research
- Linking various functions in ATLAS.ti to your own fieldwork
- Constructing a code-tree
- Creating structures when coding texts
Personal feedback based on your own research (non-mandatory)