Introduction to MaxQDA

Institution: see Organisers & Acknowledgements

Programme of study: International Research Workshop

Lecturer: Heiko Grunenberg (Leuphana University Lueneburg)

Date: Thursday, 02/10/14 from 09.30-18.00 h

Max. number of participants: 20

Credit Points: 5 CP for participating in the whole IRWS

Language of instruction: English


MAXqda is a software to analyze 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 can 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 preparation and import of texts, basic analysis strategies and creation of codes, memos and variables. After this, we will focus on analysis strategies, simple and complex text retrievals and strategies of mixed-method-designs.

Recommended literature and pre-readings:

Kuckartz., Udo (2014): Qualitative Text Analysis. Methods, Practice, Computer Assistance. London & Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.

Lewins, Ann/Silver, Christina (2007): Using Software in Qualitative Research: A Step-By-Step Guide. SAGE: London.

You have to register for the 8th International Research Workshop to participate in this course.