Analysing Qualitative Data with MAXQDA – Starter Complete

March 1


10am – 5pm

(One hour lunch break)

Haus der Wirtschaft

Am Schillertheater 2
35039 Berlin

240 €

120 € reduced

Students/PhD candidates


This workshop consists of a mixture of demonstrations and guided practice, focusing on the practical knowledge required for using MAXQDA for the analysis of qualitative data.


  • Creating a MAXQDA project and importing documents
  • Creating codes and coding text segments
  • Retrieving coded segments
  • Creating and managing memos
  • Searching for text
  • Autocoding search results
  • Creating variables for documents
  • Activating documents by variables and colors


After completing this workshop, you will be able to prepare and import documents to be analyzed in MAXQDA and you will be familiar with the basic functions necessary for analyzing qualitative data, from creating and managing a code system to coding documents to retrieving coded segments.

You will learn to use memos to hold and organize ideas and thoughts. After the workshop you will be able to use standardized background information (like age, health status etc.) to filter and compare your data. You will know how to conduct simple and complex lexical searches and automatically code search results.

For whom

For all those, who have not yet worked with MAXQDA and want a hands-on, praxis-oriented introduction to computer-supported analysis of qualitative data.


No special requirements.


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.