MAXQDA 12 Introductory Training (2 days)
Using software with your own data
- Wednesday 8 November 2017, Registration at 09:45, start at 10:00 to Thursday 9 November 2017, 16:00
- Department of Sociology, University of Surrey, Stag Hill Campus, Guildford, GU2 7XH.
- Open to:
- Public, Staff, Students
- Dr. Sarah L. Bulloch
- Admission price:
- Varies according to status
- Admission information:
- To book and pay for a place using a credit/debit card, please use the on-line Store link.
Tea and coffee is available during breaks but lunch is NOT provided.
This two day workshop provides a comprehensive overview of MAXQDA and an opportunity for participants to practice tasks using their own 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
During the first day sample data are used in order to become familiar with tools, and the whole group follows common tasks together and practices exercises individually. Work is structured to provide step-by-step support.
During the second day participants set up their own MAXQDA project and work with their own project materials. The first part of the day focusses on translating the tasks covered in day one into practice.
Individuals and teams work independently, with support from the tutor. The remainder of the day focuses on experimenting with more sophisticated uses of tools. Possibilities and implications are discussed, demonstrated and practiced.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own research materials to work with (this could include transcribed primary data, literature files, reports pertinent to the project, etc.), although sample materials can also be provided.
Please note: We work on 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.
* Principles of using MAXDA
* 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
* Understand the structure of MAXDA 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 MAXDA tools powerfully.
* Set-up an MAXDA project to reflect initial research design and change structures as a research project progresses.
* Identify MAXDA tools that can be used to fulfil specific analytic tasks.
* Know where to access relevant resources to support continued MAXDA use.
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.
This course assumes participants have a broad understanding of qualitative and/or mixed methods methodologies, but assumes no prior knowledge about MAXDA.
☐ Advanced (specialised prior knowledge)
☐ Intermediate (some prior knowledge)
☒ Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge)
Participants are requested to read the MAXDA 12 review before attending this course - available from here: