We provide a range of open-registration events throughout the year focusing on the use of dedicated CAQDAS packages for qualitative and mixed-methods analysis, including awareness raising seminars, methodological seminars, software specific training and advanced support workshops. We also provide tailored training and support for individuals and teams.

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CPD and short courses

Training in the use of a specific CAQDAS-package is provided with regularly scheduled courses. Training combines demonstration, discussion and hands-on learning. Aimed at postgraduates, academics and professional researchers, these training courses offer a thorough overview of the tools, functions and uses of the particular qualitative software package. We are currently running all CAQDAS training online. 

  • One-day training courses use sample data throughout, although there is an opportunity at breaks to discuss your own project with tutors and participants.
  • Two-day training courses enable participants to use their own project data and they are supported with individual needs.
  • Three-day training workshops take a slower and more comprehensive pace, using The Five-Level QDA method - a CAQDAS pedagogy developed by Christina Silver and Nicholas Woolf 

See the full list of forthcoming training courses for more information and to book a place.


We run free webinars covering aspects of using digital tools and CAQDAS packages for qualitative and mixed-methods research. If you have suggestions for topics to cover in these webinars, or are interested in delivering a user webinar, please email us.

Past webinars

Awareness raising webinars

These webinars focus on raising awareness about digital tools for qualitative and mixed-methods research and analysis and their applications across disciplines and methodologies. Some cover general principles and considerations in the use of digital tools, throughout the research process or for particular tasks. Some focus on planning for the use of CAQDAS packages or demonstrate differences between products to facilitate informed choices. Awareness-raising webinars are delivered by members and associates of the CAQDAS Networking Project.

  • Doing qualitative research in a digital world. Trena M Paulus, PhD, Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, USA & Jessica Nina Lester, PhD, School of Education at Indiana University, USA. 30 September 2020. View recording

  • On the hunt for quality: the role of digital tools in qualitative analysis. Sarah L Bulloch, PhD & Christina Silver, PhD, both at the CAQDAS Networking Project, Department of Sociology, University of Surrey, 6 January 2021. View recording 

  • Seeing the wood amongst the trees: Choosing an appropriate CAQDAS package. Christina Silver, PhD, CAQDAS Networking Project, Department of Sociology, University of Surrey, UK. 14 May 2021. View recording

  • Open Tools for Qualitative Analysis. Vicky Rampin, New York University Libraries, USA. 9 June 2021. View Recording

  • Step-change for Qualitative Research: Exchanging analysed data between CAQDAS packages. Christina Silver, PhD. CAQDAS Networking Project, Department of Sociology, University of Surrey, UK. 15 September 2021. View recording

  • De-stress your research: gather, organize & connect literature with Scrintal. Ece Kural, PhD. Scrintal. 4pm GMT 19 November 2021. View Recording


Methodological webinars

These webinars focus on cutting-edge methodological advancements in the use of digital tools to facilitate the analysis of qualitative data. They may be focused on a specific tool or discuss / compare two or more. Sometimes we run methodological webinars drawing on our own work, other times we invite methodologists or CAQDAS-developers to present webinars on particular methodological advancements.

  • Humans and machines learning together. Stuart W Shulman, PhD, Founder & CEO of Texifter and inventor of DiscoverText, USA. 14 October 2020. View recording

  • Facilitating collaborative analysis using CAQDAS. Daniel Turner, PhD, Founder & Developer of Quirkos Software, Scotland. 4 November 2020. View recording

  • Transcription as an analytic act. David Woods, PhD, Developer of Transana software. 2 December 2020. View recording

  • Methodological application of Dedoose: Topic modeling for social scientists. Eli Lieber, PhD. Associate Research Psychologist, UCLA & Developer of Dedoose, USA. 20 January 2021. View recording

  • The black box of sentiment analysis: What's in it, and how to do it better. Normand Péladeau, President and CEO of Provalis Research. 19 May 2021. View recording

  • Qualitative Transcription for the 21st Century: combining automated transcription with human interpretation using CAQDAS packages. Dr. Steven Wright, Learning and research technologist at Lancaster University, UK. 23 June 2021. View Recording

  • ATLAS.ti for Scoping Reviews. Prof Brigitte Smit, University of Petoria, South Africa. 13 October 2021. View Recording

  • Using visualizations for analysing qualitative data. Silvana di Gregorio, PhD & Stacy Penna, EdD. QSR International. 5 November 2021.  View Recording 

  • Visualization of qualitative data: what CAQDAS packages provide. António Pedro Costa (webQDA) & Catarina Brandão (University of Porto, Portugal) February 4 2022 View Recording

  • QCAmap: Interactive open access software for Qualitative Content Analysis. Prof. Dr. Philipp Mayring, Alps-Adria University and Association for Supporting Qualitative Research ASQ, Klagenfurt/Austria.
    13 July 2022 View Recording


Pedagogy webinars

These webinars focus on the teaching of qualitative methods and digital tools in face-to-face, online and blended contexts, discussing the challenges involved and innovative solutions. They are delivered by members and associates of the CAQDAS Networking Project, and invited CAQDAS instructors.  

  • Teaching qualitative data analysis using f4analyse. Nancy Nkirote Muriuke, PhD, Pan Africa Christian University (PAC), Nairobi, Kenya. 18 November 2020. View recording

  • Don't blame the software: Using qualitative data analysis software successfully. Michelle Salmona, PhD, President, Institute for Mixed Methods Research, USA. 17 February 2021. View recording

  • Teaching qualitative software and methods simultaneously. Anuja Cabraal, PhD, Australia. 17 March 2021 View Recording

  • Teamwork makes dream work: avoiding nightmares when collaborating in CAQDAS. Sarah L. Bulloch, PhD. CAQDAS Networking Project, Department of Sociology, University of Surrey, UK. 4pm GMT 12 January 2022. View Recording

  • QualPal - a game-based tool for teaching how to connect methods with CAQDAS. Christian Schmieder PhD & Kyrie Caldwell SM, University of Wisconsin - Madison (USA) March 4 2022, 4pm GMT View Recording

  • Facilitating qualitative analysis and CAQDAS use outside the classroom. Jess Hagman, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (USA). 22nd June View Recording


User webinars 

These webinars showcase and discuss work-in-progress with undertaking qualitative and mixed-methods analysis using CAQDAS packages. They are delivered by invited users (students, academics, applied researchers) at any stage of their careers, and from any sector or disciplinary context.

  • Analysing diary data in MAXQDA: Lessons learned from co-produced projects. Jacqueline Priego PhD, School of Education and Sociology, University of Portsmouth, UK. 10 February 2021. View recording

  • Using NVivo for cross-national, mixed-methods research. Prof. Rachel Brooks. Department of Sociology, University of Surrey, UK. 3 March 2021. View Recording 

  • Using the Five-Level QDA method to manage mixed-methods analysis in ATLAS.ti: Observations from the EDiPPPP Study. Mike Bracher, PhD. School of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, UK. 31 March 2021. View recording

  • Computer-aided thematic analysis: descending hierarchical classification. Stephen Gourlay, Kingston Business School, Kingston University, UK. 28 April 2021. View Recording

  • Software-Assisted Digital Ethnography and Social Media Analysis. Caterina Fugazzola, Earl S. Johnson Instructor in Sociology, University of Chicago. 7 July 2021. View Recording

  • Graduate students’ modes of engagement in CAQDAS: Findings and illustration of thematic analysis in ATLAS.ti. Amir Michalovich, PhD Candidate, University of British Columbia. 8 December 2021, 4pm GMT. View Recording

  • No comment left behind: the use of computer-assisted coding in large datasets. Lucy Macintosh, Senior Research Associate, University of Hertfordshire. 29 April 2022. View recording

  • Practising rigour and reflexivity in narrative inquiry through MAXQDA. Sal Consoli, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 9 June 2022, View recording


Support workshops

Our support workshops aim to facilitate CAQDAS users to move on with their analysis, providing support in the context of their own projects. Participants will have previously attended a software specific training event or be self-taught to a reasonably advanced level. Participants provide project information ahead of the workshop including details on particular software-related issues and aspects for which additional support is required and each workshop is tailored to the needs of those attending. Participant numbers are restricted in order to ensure that sufficient individual support can be provided.

Customised support

We can also provide customised training events for individuals, groups or project teams on site. To discuss your needs and to receive a quote, please email us.