MAXQDA Advanced: Analysing Qualitative Data with MAXQDA

March 3


1.00 – 4.00pm
Haus der Wirtschaft

Am Schillertheater 2
35039 Berlin

120 €

60 € reduced

Students/PhD candidates


In this workshop you will learn how to use advanced features of MAXQDA. The workshop focuses mainly on these topics:

  • How can I summarize coded material and setup overwiews “case by category”?
  • How can I use colors in a powerful way for my analysis?
  • How to export coded segments and code definitions into reports?
  • How to use visuals for exploring and presenting data?
    • Code Matrix Browser for displaying codes per document
    • Code Relations Browser for displaying co-occurences of codes

This workshop consists of a mixture of demonstrations and guided practice and provides opportunity for questions.


  • Summarizing data with MAXQDA’s Summary Grid
  • Working with code stripes and using color for data analysis
  • Code Matrix Browser for displaying codes per document
  • Code Relations Browser for displaying co-occurences of codes
  • Using the Smart Publisher to create ready-for-print reports
  • Creating a code book with code definitions


After completing this workshop, you will be able to write summaries for coded segments and present them in overview tables. Moreover, you will be familiar with creating visual displays for data analysis and presentation. You will be able to create a codebook with code definitions and a coding report with MAXQDA’s Smart Publisher.

For whom

For all those, who are looking for a hands-on, praxis-oriented introduction to the extended features of MAXQDA for computer-supported analysis of qualitative data.


Knowledge of the MAXQDA features covered in Analysing Qualitative Data with MAXQDA Starter Complete: you should be familiar with the interface, be able to code texts, retrieve coded segments and write memos.


Please bring a laptop with MAXQDA 12 (Windows or Mac) installed to this workshop. The free demo version is sufficient.



Graham Hughes is a freelance researcher and CAQDAS trainer. He has worked with computers for 30 years with a particular interest in teaching effective use of software. From 2008 to 2011 he worked in the QUIC (Qualitative Innovations In Caqdas) Project, a node of the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods at the University of Surrey. Prior to that he worked as the content manager for the ESRC Question Bank, an online repository of survey questionnaires.


Aikokul Maksutova is a PhD candidate in sociology at Magdeburg University and a freelance researcher. She has applied MAXQDA in several small and large-scale qualitative projects on international labor migration, youth and gender perception, religious radicalization. Aikokul also works for VERBI GmbH in the Quality Management Department, and is responsible for product testing.