ATLAS.ti Beginner Windows Course

Module Materials

What is ATLAS.ti?

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.  This module introduces learners to the foundational building blocks of ATLAS.ti. We designed this course specifically for learners in medicine, public health, nursing, and healthcare who want to jump start their analysis using ATLAS.ti.


  • Present the ATLAS.ti interface and basic project navigation tools
  • Describe and use documents, codes, and quotations
  • Describe and use of managers, comments, and memos
  • Describe how to use managers, reports, and networks for sense-making
  • Discuss project bundles and file management

Who should complete this course?

This is for learners who are new to ATLAS.ti, including researchers who are new to qualitative methods. This course is for the Windows version of ATLAS.ti.  Approximate time: 60 minutes.

About the instructor

Doug Fernald is a Senior Instructor in the Department of Family Medicine on the Anschutz Medical Campus. With a background in medical anthropology, he has done mixed methods research for over 25 years, using ATLAS.ti for qualitative data analysis. He has taught the ATLAS.ti Short Courses for over a decade.

Approximate time: 60-120 minutes

ATLAS.ti Beginner Windows Course