ATLAS.ti for beginners. Using QDA software from the design phase onwards



two-day course (1 ECTS)

Course fee:

€ 20,- for EGS3H members
€342,- for non-members
(including lunch and drinks afterwards)


February 20 and 21 (Thursday/Friday), 2014


Jan-Willem van der Mijde


10.00 – 16.30



<link contact directions>Woudestein campus
T4-95 (relocated)


+31 10 4082607

Note. This course is part of the course module 'Qualitative Research', which consists of four interrelated courses. You can enrol for the entire module at a reduced fee of € 20,- for EGS3H members or €725,- for non-members.

Course description

This two-day course will give you a hands-on introduction to the Qualitative Data Analysis software ATLAS.ti. This type of software is applicable from design phase until dissertation day as it can be applied for both your literature review, the analysis of your qualitative data and the different reporting stages of your project. All the basic tools will be discussed and exercised hands-on during the course.

ATLAS.ti is a very powerful software program, which makes it possible to systematically analyze textual (transcribed qualitative interviews, diaries, scanned texts, PDF), graphic (figures, photographs), audio (songs, music, spoken texts) and video data. In this course, we will talk about using the software for both the design phase of your project and the analysis phase. As the use of QDA software enables you to systematize the whole project and make it more transparent, it heightens both the reliability and validity of your project.

From designing your research question(s), doing a literature review and analyzing your empirical data, all this is greatly enhanced with the use of QDA software.

Testimonials previous participants

“A clear expert!”
“For me this course was very useful as it was pleasant to get some explanation alternating with hands-on exercise.”
“A nice way of transferring knowledge and experience combined with lots of good and useful tips.”

Working method

  • Hands-on computer training combined with short lectures.
  • A manual written by the trainer will be provided.
  • Bring some of your literature as PDF or RTF files on an USB stick.

Course sessions description

  • Session 1: Introduction of basic tools and coding in ATLAS.ti

On the first day, we will talk shortly on open and thematic coding as procedures for your literature review. Some basic tools of ATLAS.ti will be introduced, e.g. PDs, memos, codes, hyperlinks and comments. We’ll look at how to start a project within ATLAS.ti, prepare your literature and data for it, and code them within the Hermeneutic Unit. Memos will be discussed as a multi-purpose tool.

  • Session 2: Further exploration of tools in ATLAS.ti

The second day we will further our acquaintance with several tools in the software. We will talk about organizing your literature and data into families and look at output, comments and netviews. Additionally, we will discuss how to use the software as a thinking tool. Purpose of this is to enable you to work independently with the software.

About the instructor

Learn more about course instructor Jeanine Evers by visiting her company website

Enrolment for the course is no longer possible.