The Santa Barbara area is a great location for a workshop!
Introductory workshops are limited to small groups of eight, and emphasize applying ATLAS.ti to your current project. Following are the format of the workshop, the daily schedulefees & policies, and information about the workshop location.

Small group format  
Each workshop is for two days, with an option for additional coaching days, and is limited to eight people. The small group format allows maximum personal attention and one-on-one coaching throughout. Even if you have been using ATLAS.ti, the workshop always starts from ground zero to give you a thorough foundation in the basics. The following is a typical curriculum, but is tailored to your needs, existing skills, and the status of your current project.
  • Day 1 covers the basic concepts behind the program and its features; strategies for setting up your project and designing your data analysis; using ATLAS.ti appropriately for different approaches to qualitative research; and the theory and practice of coding.
  • Day 2 covers the advanced features of the program, including the use of graphical networks from the very beginning stages of your project for modeling, concept mapping, and theory building; strategies for data exploration, including using complex retrievals with the Query Tool; and strategies and tools for teamworking.
A manual is provided that introduces important concepts about how ATLAS.ti works, highlights common mistakes and misunderstandings, and points out useful tricks and time savers.

Daily schedule  
The workshop is all day Friday and Saturday, allowing a Saturday night stay for cheaper airfare and hopefully an extra day to enjoy Santa Barbara. Each day's schedule is as follows:

8:45 - 9:00  Setting up, introductions, reading course materials, practice, and questions.
9:00 - 4:30  Formal instruction, with lunch break 12:00 - 1:00 at nearby restaurants.

4:30 - 5:00  Optional time for additional practice, coaching and questions.
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Fees and policies  
The workshop fee is $600 academic or non-profit, and $900 corporate. A place is tentatively held for you as soon as you submit the Registration Form. Your place will be reserved on receipt of your payment. We will then notify you as soon as the minimum number of participants have registered so that you can make travel arrangements. Please do not make non-refundable air reservations before this time. Once the minimum number of registrations have been received and the workshop is confirmed, your fee will become non-refundable.
In the unusual situation that the minimum number of participants have not registered by three weeks before the workshop, then it will be cancelled. If you have already paid, your full fee will be refunded, or if you prefer, you may switch to a different date   

Workshop location  
The workshop is held in Carpinteria, a small beach town 10 miles south of Santa Barbara. Accomodation and restaurants are in close walking distance. Carpinteria is approximately 25 minutes from Santa Barbara airport, and approximately 75 minutes from Los Angeles airport, depending on traffic. Full directions will be emailed after your registration is confirmed.

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