9:45am - 4pm
Friday 18 May 2018

MAXQDA 2018 and MAXQDA 12 Introductory Training

This one day workshop provides a comprehensive overview of MAXQDA and an opportunity for participants to practice tasks using sample data.

from £110.00 to £195.00

Department of Sociology, Stag Hill Campus, University of Surrey, Guildford, GU2 7XH.
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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
  • Individual Support – time for participants to discuss their projects with the Tutor

Please note: We work on MAXQDA 2018 and MAXQDA 12 for Windows during this course – but the functionality of the Mac version is exactly the same so this course is relevant to those working on either platform.

Course overview

  • 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 outcomes

  • 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 an MAXQDA 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 leader

Dr Sarah Bulloch has been using and teaching CAQDAS packages for many years and is an experienced researcher. She has undertaken quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research using dedicated software and has worked in academic and applied settings.

Entry requirements


Level of study

Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge).


Varies according to status:

  • £195 - Government/commercial sector
  • £150 - Educational/charitable sector 
  • £110 - Students


Tea and coffee will be provided during breaks (lunch is not provided).