Smart Use of Coding Tools in MAXQDA

Februar 28th


14 pm – 17 pm
Haus der Wirtschaft

Am Schillertheater 2, 10625 Berlin

95 €

55 € reduced

students/doctoral candidates

Fully booked, waiting list only

Smart Use of Coding Tools in MAXQDA


This workshop will focus on coding schemes and coding tools in MAXQDA. The emphasis will be on evolving and refining code systems, particularly when using inductive methodologies, and on analytical tasks with codes.


  • Creative coding – using a MAXMaps tool to reorganise a coding scheme
  • Building and refining coding schemes
  • Code coverage – coding rules
  • Code frequencies – proportions and usage in cases
  • Code combinations

The workshop will comprise a blend of demonstrations and hands-on exercises, using a mixture of shared datasets and your own data. There will be many opportunities to ask questions.


After completing this workshop, you will have a greater understanding of how your coding practices affect the subsequent analysis possibilities in your work. You will have developed skills in adjusting your coding schemes to accurately reflect your growing insights into your data, and skills in interpreting your data based upon your coding work.

For whom

For all those who are looking to extend their understanding of and skills with MAXQDA beyond a basic level.


Participants must have prior knowledge of MAXQDA basic tools. You should be able to import data, create and apply codes, and retrieve coded segments by activation.


Please bring a laptop with the most current version of MAXQDA (Windows or Mac) installed to this workshop. The free trial 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.