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Integrating ATLAS.ti into an undergraduate qualitative research course

Kalpokaite, Neringa; Radivojevic, Ivana

Zentraleinrichtung Campusmanagement (ZECM)

This paper describes an evaluation of a qualitative research course for undergraduate psychology students at IE University (Instituto de Empresa, Segovia, Spain) by analyzing students' perceptions and experiences as gathered through an open-ended questionnaire. Students studied qualitative methods, learned to use the computer-assisted qualitative data analysis software (CAQDAS) ATLAS.ti, and applied their knowledge in a case study research project on the leadership of an international company. Overall perceptions of the course are positive, and students generally valued the learning and practical experience they gained. The students recognized this course as an important complement to their predominantly quantitative curriculum. As a result, this paper encourages other interested lecturers and professors of undergraduate students to integrate CAQDAS into their own qualitative research curricula.