Facilitators: : Dr Tim Pittaway is a lecturer and postgraduate supervisor in the Department of Agriculture and Game Management, at Nelson Mandela University. He is a graduate of NMMU with a DTech in Agricultural Management and has received Atlas.ti training with the developers from Scientific Software Development GmbH in Germany and is a licensed presenter of Atlas.ti. Dr Janin Vansteenkiste has a PhD in Sociology from the University of Leuven (Belgium) and did specialist training in organization and career consulting in the UK. She is the only practitioner of biographical coaching in South Africa, combining organizational development, medical and industrial sociology and biographical counselling. Assisting postgraduates with their qualitative research, to help ensure excellence in their Masters and PhD qualifications, forms part of this.


Target Group: Masters and Doctoral Candidates


Background: This workshop provides an overview of qualitative research and a demonstration of innovative, computer- aided techniques that enhance the scope and trustworthiness of qualitative research projects.


Expected Outcomes:

  • The process of a qualitative research study: from research question to final analysis
  • What are open questions and case studies?
  • What are ‘sampling’ and ‘validity’ in qualitative research?
  • Key concepts in qualitative versus quantitative methodology
  • Computer-aided techniques that enhance collection, processing and final analysis of qualitative data

This workshop is funded by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) through the University Capacity Development Grant (UCDG)


Workshop Information

12 April 2022


Online via MS Teams

Registration for this workshop has closed

Kindly note: The maximum capacity of this workshop is 20 participants.


Enquiries: Jadine Januarie