We teach on many open-registration workshops, as well as arranging tailored onsite events to suit your needs.

Please see the current training open-registration workshops we are holding below, or alternatively get in touch to discuss how we can working with you to design and run a more specific training event for you. 

Forthcoming events

Mastering qualitative software analysis with the Five-Level QDA® method

2 day workshops in London in early 2018 focusing on using the Five Level QDA method to ensure your use of software is driven by the objectives of your research project.

These small workshops will enable you to develop the expertise you need to produce high quality analysis, whatever your methodology.

Follow the links below to book your space on the workshops.

CAQDAS potential using the Five-Level QDA® method

High Leigh Conference Centre, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire EN11 8SG

Jan 31st 2018

Free half day seminar discussing the principles of Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis (CAQDAS) and how to harness their tools powerfully.

The first session introduces the range of potential affordances of CAQDAS packages for qualitative and mixed-methods research and outlines a pedagogy for harnessing their tools powerfully. This is followed up with a session discussing CAQDAS use in practice, providing examples of projects implemented in CAQDAS packages using the Five-Level QDA method. 


The Five-Level QDA method® - Using MAXQDA for qualitative analysis

MAXQDA User Conference, Berlin

Mar 2nd 2018 

Workshop as part of the 2018 MAXQDA International Conference providing an introduction to the Five-Level QDA® method, focussing on MAXQDA, including an overview of   Translating analytic strategies into software tactics


Harnessing CAQDAS packages

NCRM Methods Festival, University of Bath

July 4th 2018 

Qualitative software is well-established and its use is widespread. Yet using CAQDAS packages can elicit an unconscious mindset resulting in cut-and-dried software features influencing the choices made in emergent and idiosyncratic analyses – to the detriment of the research. The Five-Level QDA method overcomes this mindset by consciously distinguishing analytic strategies from software tactics to ensure that software capabilities do not drive the process. This session describes the genesis and principles of the Five-Level QDA method and illustrates its application in different methodological and teaching contexts using three leading CAQDAS packages - ATLAS.ti, MAXQDA and NVivo.


Develop the expertise you need in ATLAS.ti: The Five-Level QDA Method

ATLAS.ti User Conference, Berlin

June 20-22nd 2018

Workshop focussing on using the Five-Level QDA® method for harnessing ATLAS.ti's tools for your analytic needs. The workshop is in three parts: (a) The genesis and principles of the method, (b) the difference between software features and tools, and (c) an overview of the five steps of translation: Analytic Planning Worksheets and how to use them to translate strategies into tactics. The workshop includes discussion, demonstrations and small-group work, and provides opportunity for questions.

Recent events

Don't let the software drive the process

Webinar published as part of the IIQM ATLAS.ti webinar series focussing on the principles of Five-LevelQDA, including the difference between strategies and tactics and the process of translation and then illustrating the process using examples from a variety of research projects.

The Corvallis ATLAS.ti Summer Workshop Series

July 2017, Oregan State University, Corvallis, USA

Christina Silver & Nick Woolf are teaching on the Advanced sessions (July 12-14) Approaches to qualitative data analysis using ATLAS.ti, during which they will discuss the principles of their CAQDAS pedagogy - the Five-Level QDA(R) method - and illustrate its application using three project examples (an in-depth literature review, a grounded theory project and a participatory visual analysis project). 

Literature reviews with MAXQDA

Christina Silver ran this workshop as part of the MAXQDA International Conference in Berlin, March 2017. 

The aim was to open up thinking about the potential role of MAXQDA in conducting literature reviews and linking up with primary (and/or secondary) data to result in a more comprehensive and rounded research project.

Digital tools in Social Science

Christina Silver presented the first seminar at the pre-opening of the Digital Social Science Lab (DSSL) at the Copenhagen University Library, April 2015 

She focused on the principles of using CAQDAS packages in social science research and discussed the role of software, key considerations in making an informed choice between products, planning for software use and demonstrated some research projects in different CAQDAS packages. 

Click here to see a short video about this event


For anyone looking for advice on how best to design and implement a large-scale project using research software, Christina Silver is outstanding in the field. Her advice on our large and complex research project was methodologically sophisticated, and practical and strategic. Christina’s workshops and consultations were invaluable for developing and implementing our challenging large scale project, and I unreservedly recommend her.
Kirsten Campbell BA(Hons), LLB(Hons), BLitt, DPhil, PhD, Barrister and Solicitor
Principle Investigator, Gender of Justice Research Project, Goldsmiths University of London