Training Course on Qualitative Data Analysis using ATLAS.ti on 25th to 27th April 2018 in Kampala

Training Course on Qualitative Data Analysis using ATLAS.ti on 25th to 27th April 2018 in Kampala

 Background of Maarifa Consult

“MAARIFA” is a Swahili word meaning knowledge. Maarifa Consult Ltd is a private firm which started in 2009 in Uganda. The company was formed to provide technical support to both local and international NGOs in East Africa. The Company is operational in all districts of Uganda, with head office in Kampala-Ntinda Kiwatule Road. We provide high-quality Consultancy services to, Government agencies, NGOs, Individuals, Business organizations and other interested parties locally and internationally.
The firm focuses on the provision three Core Areas and these include; EVALUATION, RESEARCH & CAPACITY BUILDING/TRAINING

We are specialists in Project Designs, Evaluations, Impact Assessments, Organization capacity Assessment, Organization diagnosis, Strategic Planning, Institutional Development, Gender Assessment, Emergency Assessment, livelihoods assessment and Analysis, Gender Analysis, Food Security, Agriculture value Chains, Emergency Planning & Management, and Human Resource Development.

Maarifa Consult team is well versed with innovative integrated approaches in monitoring and evaluation and Research which are used to produce quality and credible work for our clients. These innovation approaches include; Mobile Data Collection Technology using Open Data Kit (ODK), Survey CTO, iformbuilder, Geographic Information systems (GIS), Qualitative data analysis using Nvivo and Atlas.ti, Multi-level Mixed Evaluation Method, Outcome Harvesting, Real-Time Reporting and  Data visualization, Complex data analysis, utilization-focused evaluation, Advanced Excel. Maarifa Consult Ltd is the leading organization in Training these innovative applications in Uganda and in the region.

What is ATLAS.ti?

ATLAS.ti is a powerful workbench for the qualitative analysis of large bodies of textual, graphical, audio, and video data. It offers a variety of tools for accomplishing the tasks associated with any systematic approach to unstructured data, i. e., data that cannot be meaningfully analyzed by formal, statistical approaches. In the course of such a qualitative analysis, ATLAS.ti helps you to explore the complex phenomena hidden in your data. For coping with the inherent complexity of the tasks and the data, ATLAS.ti offers a powerful and intuitive environment that keeps you focused on the analyzed materials. It offers tools to manage, extract, compare, explore, and reassemble meaningful pieces from large amounts of data in creative, flexible, yet systematic ways. ATLAS.ti has a free version but with limited access to help those with small survey/research projects.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will learn about the methodological principles behind ATLAS.ti
  2. Participants will learn about the role of ATLAS.ti in the research process
  3. Participants will learn the fundamental functions and procedures of ATLAS.ti
  4. Participants will learn to use ATLAS.ti in data analysis following an approach emphasizing data integration, organization, and constant documentation of the process
  5. Participants will also be introduced to Quantitative Data Analysis using SPSS and they will acquire all necessary skills to analyze Quantitative Data

Benefits of the Training Workshop

  1. Apart from ATLAS.ti, the participants will also be introduced to Quantitative Data Analysis using SPSS (Participants will acquire all necessary skills to analyze Quantitative Data using SPSS)
  2. Participants will receive Certificate of Completion including all Modules covered in ATLAS.ti and SPSS.
  3. Networking
  4. We shall run a raffle and one successful participant will get a permanent license.

Who Should Attend?: The course is designed for data processing coordinators/supervisors/data entry operators, researchers, demographers, and data managers, all level of persons who have the basic computer knowledge at least and who committed to work related to data processing of the survey or census.

Training aim: This hands-on workshop aims at helping participants learn about computer-assisted qualitative data analysis with Atlas.ti. Qualitative Content Analysis (QCA) will be introduced exemplarily to prove practical ways of using Atlas.ti.

Training Details/Outline

Unit 1: Introduction to ATLAS.ti

Unit 2: Conceptual Introduction

  1. Qualitative data analysis.
  2. Computer-assisted qualitative data analysis.
  3. What does ATLAS.ti do?
  4. A working model for ATLAS.ti.

 Unit 3: The components of an ATLAS.ti project.

  1. What is the project?
  2. The objects of the project?

Unit 4: Setting up the HU: Creating the project

  1. Saving the project
  2. Commenting the project

Unit 5: Adding/importing and loading the project’s documents

  1. Adding/Importing source documents
  2. Accessing the documents through drop-down menu and side panel/Navigator
  3. Accessing documents in the Manager
  4. Commenting on documents


Unit 6: Organizing documents in groups/families.

  1. Definitions and applications.
  2. Creating groups/families.

Unit 7: Data Segmentation

  1. Definitions and applications
  2. Selecting segments in the documents and creating free quotations
  3. Renaming quotations
  4. Commenting quotations

Unit 8: Writing Reflections in the Form of Memos

  1. Definitions and applications
  2. The Research Diary Memo
  3. Using the Research Diary memo to describe the data segmentation process
  4. Incorporating quotations into the memo
  5. Linking memos to quotations

Unit 9: Coding

  1. Definitions and applications.
  2. Two approaches: inductive and deductive
  3. Creating codes inductively: In vivo coding and Open coding
  4. Creating codes deductively: Free codes
  5. Coding using different strategies

Unit 10: Data Exploration, Analysis, and Visualization

  1. Semantic linkages between codes
  2. Definitions and applications
  3. Linking the codes
  4. Representing the linkage graphically
  5. Word frequency counts: The Word Cruncher
  6. Co-occurrences
  7. The Query Tool
  8. The Code-Document Table

Unit 11: Survey importation

Unit 12: Teamwork (ATLAS.ti 7 Windows)

Unit 13: Reporting and presenting your findings

Training FeesUgandans: 450,000 UGX; International: 200 USD

Training Venue: Nob View Hotel

Date: 25th to 27th April 2018

Duration: This is a 3 days training program

Register and pay before 20th_April_2018

 Limited slots: We only need 15 participants: Enrollment for this training is based on first come, first serve basis

Payment details

Those Paying in UGX can pay through

  • Account Name: Maarifa Consult
  • Bank: Stanbic Bank
  • Account Number:9030010504731
  • Branch: Ntinda, Branch
  • Account Type: Uganda Shillings Account (UGX)
  • You can deposit cash or write a Check in the Name of “MAARIFA CONSULT”

 You can deposit Cash or pay in Check in the name of “MAARIFA CONSULT LTD”

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