Introduction to MAXQDA for qualitative and mixed-methods analysis

Key information

Start date: 15 June 2022

Attendance dates:

June 2022: 15

Time commitment: One day, 9:30am-4pm

Venue:

Distance learning

Contact details:

Overview

MAXQDA is a powerful software for the qualitative and mixed-methods analysis of text, audio, video, survey and social media data.

This one day workshop provides a comprehensive overview of MAXQDA and an opportunity for participants to practice tasks using sample data. The focus is on gaining confidence in setting up a project efficiently, managing and organising data, exploring and conceptualising data and interrogating and visualising data.

The course combines discussion, demonstration and hands-on work, including:

  • Contextual discussions – developmental, methodological and analytical principles
  • Software Overview – interface, architecture, tools
  • Analytic Planning – ensuring analytic strategies drive the appropriate use of software tools
  • Guided Instruction – step-by-step teaching in the operation of MAXQDA and the use of tools for analytic tasks.

Please note: this is MAXQDA 2022 course. Participants using version 20 are welcome to attend but the main part of the course will cover the functions available for MAXQDA version 2022. The software is the same on Mac and Windows platform.

What you will need to attend

This course is delivered online using Zoom. In order to attend you will need a computer (Mac or Windows) that has access to the internet, and a microphone (inbuilt or external). We encourage participants to share their image using a webcam to foster dialogue and interaction, but this is not a requirement.

You will also need MAXQDA installed and working on your computer ahead of the session to get the most out of the workshop. If you do not currently have access to the software, the joining instructions to the course will provide details on how to access a 30 day free trial, closer to the time.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the structure of MAXQDA and how it can be used throughout a research project
  • Navigate around the software and operate it to undertake analysis
  • Understand the importance of analytic planning in harnessing MAXQDA tools powerfully
  • Set-up a MAXQA project to reflect initial research design and change structures as a research project progresses
  • Identify MAXQDA tools that can be used to fulfil specific analytic tasks
  • Know where to access relevant resources to support continued MAXQDA use.

Course content

  • Principles of using MAXQDA
  • Data preparation, import and organisation
  • Data exploration and familiarisation
  • Coding strategies – including appropriate uses of auto-coding
  • Use of writing and visualisation tools to reflect on data and processes
  • Querying and outputting.

Learning and teaching methods

  • Presentations
  • Demonstrations
  • Guided hands-on exercises
  • Independent hands-on work.

Course leader

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Dr Sarah Bulloch

Teaching Fellow

Reading list

Participants are required to read the MAXQDA review (PDF) before attending this course.

Entry requirements

This course assumes participants have a broad understanding of qualitative and/or mixed methods methodologies, but assumes no prior knowledge about MAXQDA.

Fees and funding

Price per person:

£130

Students

£155

Education and charitable sector applicants

£220

Government and commercial sector applicants

What these fees include

Handouts, slides, links to further resources.

How to apply

Applications will be through our online store. 

Please fill out pre-course questions for 15 June 2022: https://forms.gle/KrxuEDjDrG7Uta86A

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