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ATLAS.ti Short Courses

ATLAS.ti is qualitative data analysis software designed to help manage and analyze non-numerical data such as text, video, audio, and graphics. ATLAS.ti supports a variety of analytical approaches, assisting users to systematically analyze their qualitative data. ATLAS.ti provides common analytical tools such as codes and memos along with more powerful tools to explore data, work in teams, and advance one’s analysis.


​​Beginner ATLAS.ti Short Course​​​

​Intermediate ATLAS.ti Short Course
Date: September 4, 2019
Time: ​1:00pm– 4:30pm
Location: AMC Library, 
Teaching Lab 2 
***Only registered participants can attend*** 
There is a $25 course fee
Date: September 10, 2019
Time: ​1:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: AMC Library, 
Teaching Lab 2
***Only registered participants can attend*** 
There is a $25 course fee


ATLAS.ti Short Course


Douglas Fernald, MA, Senior Instructor, Department of Family Medicine,
CU Denver – Anschutz Medical Campus Phone 303.724.9705


The Beginner Short Course is a 1/2-day introductory course for users with limited or no ATLAS.ti experience who seek a foundational understanding of the software’s 1) capabilities, 2) interface, 3) features, and 4) basic techniques for analyzing qualitative data.

The Intermediate Short Course is a 1/2-day course for users with previous ATLAS.ti experience who seek to extend their understanding of the software’s 1) capabilities, 2) features, 3) more advanced techniques for analysis, and 4) strategies for working with their own data.

These are not methods courses on qualitative data analysis. This is training on the Windows version of ATLAS.ti.

Also, please note that one must be a member or become a CCTSI member (membership is free) in order to attend any of the above short courses.

​Beginner Short Course Intermediate Short Course:
  • ​Software overviewGetting ready
  • Document and data management
  • Working with text data
  • Basic coding techniques
  • Memoing and commenting
  • Groups and filters
  • Reporting, queries and networks
  • One-on-one assistance​
  • ​Review of basic skills
  • File and library management
  • User management
  • Working with other data types
  • More coding tools and techniques
  • More analysis tools and techniques
  • Project Merging
  • Teamwork and team tools
  • One-on-one assistance​

Qualitative Methods: basic knowledge of qualitative data and analysis methods.

General computer skills: Experience using windows and mouse (point-and-click) interface (Mac or PC); experience using word processing documents; some knowledge of file types including text documents and some video and audio files.

ATLAS.ti skills: Beginner Course: none. Intermediate Course: Beginner Course or other ATLAS.ti experience adding documents, codes, groups, filters , memos, comments and reports. 


Short Courses are mostly interactive, allowing trainees to practice using the software and ask questions. There is a brief orientation lecture at the start of each course.  There is time at the end of each course for individual consultation.​


Computers in the Lab will have ATLAS.ti software installed for the classroom sessions. Download a free trial version of the ATLAS.ti software.

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