This full-day workshop will provide deep insights into the new version of MAXQDA (version 11). At the end of this workshop, participants will be ready to start with their own data analysis. They will know the basic elements to perform a sophisticated qualitative analysis for a wide range of methodological approaches such as grounded theory and case study analysis. Participants will see how easy it can be to organize, evaluate, and interpret their data. The workshop is entirely interactive. Attendees are also provided with an 80-page training manual, consisting of screen shots, instructions, and tips. Electronic files will be sent ahead of time for participants to bring with them to the workshop. Using these files, we work together as a team to create a new MAXQDA project file.
MAXQDA is one of the three top software programs used for qualitative data analysis, along with NVivo and Atlas.ti. It is very user-friendly and intuitive. Text based (e.g., word, pdf, rich text), audio, and visual data can be analyzed. The program has theory-building capabilities and it supports mixed methods research. Student discounts on prices are available. See 12 great reasons to use MAXQDA
In December 2012, MAXQDA 11 was released. This upgraded version of the software has an optimized user interface and a number of new features such as the ability to code audio and video files directly and transcribe faster, a mobile application that can be used on iPhones and iPads, and the ability to import and analyze data from reference management tools such as Endnote. Highlights of MAXQDA 11
Áine Humble is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Studies and Gerontology at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and a long-time member of NCFR. She provides introductory MAXQDA training through her consulting company, Fada Research Consulting. She has been facilitating full-day introductory training workshops since 2009 to academic and government audiences, including NCFR’s 2011 conference. In March 2013, she presented a workshop on “Visuals in MAXQDA” at the 15th Annual MAXQDA Users Conference (Computer-Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis: Methods, Innovations, Practice) in Marburg, Germany. In 2012, she published a paper titled “Qualitative data analysis software: A call for understanding, detail, intentionality, and thoughtfulness” in the Journal of Family Theory and Review (volume 4(2), 122-137).
About this training opportunity
NCFR members and conference attendees will greatly benefit from the opportunity to develop hands-on skills with a software program such as MAXQDA. Increasingly, people are using such programs for data analysis, but it is often difficult to obtain in person, hands-on training. Participants from the 2011 NCFR Pre-conference workshop had great things to say.
“Great workshop! Very clear, easy to follow, and thorough. I appreciate the speaker’s consideration and attention to detail and knowledge to the topic. Examples provided were very helpful! I learned a lot and felt comfortable trying out the software myself now. Thank you for a wonderful learning experience!!”
“Fabulous! Thank you so much! I particularly appreciated that you did not show bias against quantitative methods and those who practice them. I was much more open to your teaching because of that”
“Áine is a great teacher. She paced the information in a way that I could follow. I felt safe to ask questions and she was ready to answer questions for all and get people caught up if they were left behind at any step. Thanks!”