Get started with MAXQDA right now

Get started quickly and effectively with our QDA software and put your research project into practice. On this page you will find various ways to get to know MAXQDA and successfully start your first MAXQDA project.

Getting Started Video Tutorial

Follow us step-by-step through the basics in only seven minutes – from importing and coding data to retrieving coded segments.

With the help of many more video tutorials you will become an expert in the different features of MAXQDA. Perfect for audiovisual learners!

Getting Started Manuals

The Getting Started Guides offer step-by-step instructions on setting up your software and creating your first project with your brand new QDA software.

Getting Started Guide (PDF – English)
Getting Started Guide (PDF – Spanish)
Getting Started Guide (PDF – Brazilian Portuguese)
Getting Started Guide (PDF – Japanese)
Getting Started Guide (PDF – Chinese)
Getting Started Guide (PDF – German)

Are you already familiar with MAXQDA and do you need more information on certain features in detail? The complete MAXQDA User Manual describes all the different features MAXQDA provides.

Getting Started Online Tutorial

Read through only four pages of text with visualizations of working steps to learn MAXQDA 12 in a heartbeat.

Online Tutorial

Free Webinars

Take part in a MAXQDA webinar for a 30 minute introduction and get answers to your most urgent questions right away.