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Access to qualitative data analysis software with the DAWN project

by Rob Wallon ( / Mar 30, 2018

Data Analysis Workstation and NetworkThe DAWN (Data Analysis Workstation and Network) project is a student-led initiative offering fellow students free access to ATLAS.ti, a powerful qualitative data analysis tool used for analyzing textual, graphical, audio, and video data.

Our goals are (1) to provide broad access to ATLAS.ti so that students can try novel analyses, and (2) to build an informal community of researchers using this tool. To help accomplish these goals, we now have a Windows desktop with software available for use in Room 10E.

During the month of April in the Spring 2018 semester, you can get involved in the DAWN project in two ways.

1. Visit a drop-in session. Stop by to check out the software. A DAWN team member will be present to help you get oriented with the basics of the software. Drop-in sessions will be held on the following dates and times:

Wednesday, April 4, 9:00–10:30 a.m.

Thursday, April 5, 2:30–4:00 p.m.

Monday, April 9, 2­–3:30 p.m.

2. Apply for project time. If you would like to reserve project time on the computer, please write a brief summary (150-200 words) conveying your project needs and email it to Rob Wallon at, with the subject “DAWN Application.” Applications will be reviewed by the team on a rolling basis, and time will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.