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					Qualitative Data Analysis Using Atlas.ti
Instructor: Rafael Mrowczynski (DAAD lecturer at the HSE), rmrowczynski@hse.ru

The workshop course will introduce methodological approaches to as well as practical / technical
skills in analysing qualitative (textual) data and building a sociological theory. The emphasis will be
put on ‘bottom-up’ methods of data analysis— especially on the ‘grounded theory’. However, ‘top-
down’ approaches like the qualitative content analysis will also be included. ‘Atlas.ti’ is a state-of-the-
art CAQDAS (computer-assisted qualitative data analysis software) which is used by many academic
and commercial research organisations all over the world.

Students who are already familiar with basic concepts of the qualitative research methodology consti-
tute the target group of the course. The participants will apply introduced methods and techniques in a
model research project using an English-language data set provided by the instructor, and the Atlas.ti
software package. The seminar schedule provides enough time for answering questions and solving
problems that will emerge in the process of students’ inquiries. The participants will have to write a
total of four analytical papers at different stages of their analysis of the data set. Reports written at
each stage will be discussed in course meetings. The final paper will be presented in-class in oral
form. The awarded grades will take into account: the acquisition of methodological knowledge from
required readings tested in written form at the end of the course, an active participation in course ses-
sions including ad-hoc presentation of practical problem solutions, a written and oral presentation of
analysis results.

The awarded grades will take into account:

       A written presentation of analytical results. The presentation should include outputs from the
        CAQDAS package. Research notes and a final report will be written during the course.

       An active participation in seminar meetings including ad-hoc presentation of practical prob-
        lem solutions;

       The acquisition of methodological knowledge from required readings (it will be tested in writ-
        ten form at the end of the module).

The working language of the course is English. For more details please see the syllabus at:
http://www.hse.ru/data/2012/01/17/1268591341/HSE_QDA_syllabus_20120117.pdf

				
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