The ATLAS.ti IIQM Dissertation Awards:

* Masters Level Award *

* PhD Level Award *


Thank you to everyone who submitted an application

The International Institute for Qualitative Methodology (IIQM) at the University of Alberta, with sponsorship from ATLAS.ti, will annually make an award to the best Masters level dissertation and the best PhD level dissertation, from any academic discipline, containing research based on qualitative methodology.


  • $3000 cash award
  • ATLAS.ti software licence
  • Complimentary ATLAS.ti training
  • Complimentary registration to either AQM 2014 or QHR 2014

Award presentation for the ATLAS.ti IIQM Dissertation Awards will take place at the Advances in Qualitative Methods (AQM) Conference in spring, 2014 or at the Qualitative Health Research (QHR) Conference in fall, 2014.

The award recipients will be showcased on the IIQM website and at the 2014 Advances in Qualitative Methods Conference or the 2014 Qualitative Health Research Conference.  Please note that the recipients will be required to present major findings at the conference of their choice.  Complimentary conference registration will be provided.


Applications for the awards will be evaluated in the following areas:

  • Sophistication of the theoretical approach
  • Innovativeness of research method
  • Clarity of research procedures
  • Quality of writing
  • Rigour
  • Impact

Dissertations must have been successfully defended within 18 months of the award's submission deadline in order to be considered. Receiving or being considered for other awards does not preclude a student from applying for this award.

PLEASE NOTE:  The utilization of a software package for data analysis is not a requirement of this award.

Submission Guidelines and Instructions - PLEASE READ