Qualitative Inquiry and Content Analysis with MAXQDA

Institution: see Organisers & Acknowledgements

Program of study: International Research Workshop

Lecturer: Heiko Grunenberg (Leuphana University Lüneburg)

08.10.2009, 09:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
09.10.2009, 09:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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Max. number of participants: 12

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Credit Points: 3 CP for participating in the whole IRWS 2009

Language of instruction: German (English)


MAXqda is a software to analyse textual data in a qualitative (but also quantitative) way. The course provides a basic introduction into the logic of the program and its broad possibilities. The goal is to enable you to use this tool accordingly to your own method of analysis. For this reason, everybody could practice our working-steps at an own Computer. We will start at the very beginning and learn about the basic features of the program such as preperation and import of texts, basic analysis strategies and creation of codes, memos and variables. After this, we will focus on anaylsis strategies, simple and complex text retrivals. At the end, we will take a short excusion into the world of the quantitative content analyses of counting and numbers.

You have to register for the 3rd International Research Workshop to participate in this course.