Software and Qualitative Analysis

14. Author Biography

Eben A. Weitzman, PhD  is a social and organizational psychologist specializing in the resolution of conflict. He is an Associate Professor in the Graduate Programs in Dispute Resolution, and in the Public Policy Ph.D. Program, both at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He leads the conflict resolution work of the Service Employees International Union’s (SEIU) Institute For Change. His work focuses on conflict within and between groups, with emphases on organizational conflict, cross-cultural conflict, and intergroup relations.

Since 1989, Dr. Weitzman has been doing conflict resolution, organizational development, and dispute resolution systems design with a wide variety of individuals and organizations in both the public and private sectors. His clients have included organizations in health care, organized labor, education, government, law enforcement, social services, business, and the courts. From 1989-2000, he was a trainer, consultant, and research associate at the International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution at Columbia University. He has been a senior technical consultant to The Mediation Group since 2000, and became Director of TMG’s organizational consulting practice in 2008.

Dr. Weitzman is also a research methodologist. In 1995, he co-authored one of the first texts on computer assisted qualitative data analysis with the late Mathew Miles, and continues to write and teach about qualitative research methods for use in a wide range of areas including health care services and public policy development. He has served as Reviews Editor for the journal Field Methods, has consulted on numerous large qualitative research studies in health care and human services, and has served as a Visiting Lecturer in the Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques at the Survey Research Center of the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan since 1997.