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UWI CARIMAC to host data analysis workshop

For Release Upon Receipt - February 18, 2008


The University of the West Indies (UWI), Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC) at Mona, Jamaica will host two workshops on computer-assisted qualitative data analysis. The workshop will comprise a two-day introductory course (for new users) on March 26 – 27, followed by a one-day consultation (for current users) on March 29, 2008.

The course instructor will be Dr. Jeanine Evers, Lecturer in Qualitative Research Methods at the University for Humanistics in the Netherlands. Dr Evers developed and delivered the introductory ATLAS.ti course at the UWI Mona in 2005. She teaches several courses on Qualitative Research in the Netherlands and Belgium. Drs. Evers has a Masters degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Leiden, The Netherlands (1990), and a Masters degree in Public Administration from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2001).

All workshop participants will learn to use the software package ATLAS.ti 5, a powerful software programme that makes it possible to systematically analyze textual, graphic, audio and video data. The two-day introductory workshop will include a short introduction to Qualitative Data Analysis and a short overview of most of the basic possibilities of ATLAS.ti. The one-day consultation will be an Advanced Workshop at which Dr Evers will field questions submitted by participants.

The two-day workshop costs US$1,000, while the one-day consultation costs US$500 Academic, government and non-profit staff may be eligible for discounts.

For more information on this course and other short courses at CARIMAC, visit . For assistance with finding accommodation in Kingston, Jamaica, please call CARIMAC at 876 702 3353 or email For more information on ATLAS.ti, visit