References and Comments by MAXQDA Users

Why are MAXQDA users throughout the whole world so happy with their choice of QDA-Software? It’s the structured interface, intuitive usability and our competent service. You can read a few of our customer testimonials below. Or have a look at this list of MAXQDA users all around the world.

What do users say about MAXQDA and our service?

“I teach qualitative methods and have tried but not invested in several qualitative data analysis programs. Once introduced to MAXQDA, I had finally found the qualitative data analysis program that would serve me best as an ethnographer, teacher of qualitative methods, and Co-Director of a university research program. During the week of July 15-19, 2013, I had the wonderful opportunity to attend a week long training workshop in Berlin (Germany) at VERBI, the corporate headquarters of MAXQDA. Thanks to this training, the task of finishing my current book project has just become far more manageable.”

Prof Lory Dance, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology and Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Co-Director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the Lund University, Sweden

“I spent several months researching the options, and ultimately decided to trial MAXQDA. We brought in a MAXQDA certified trainer, and bought a network license so that our large team at Microsoft could use the tool. We were not disappointed. […] I was so convinced in its efficacy in the applied qualitative field that I bought MAXQDA for my team when I joined Amazon. I was especially delighted when they recently added the Stats package, which allows us to avoid the extra expense of buying SPSS. I use MAXQDA almost daily, and am the first to recommend it to applied research teams.”

Sam Ladner, PhD, Senior UX Researcher, Amazon

“I have used MAXQDA as my primary recommended qualitative data analysis software program since 2005, when I began facilitating Spanish-language projects and MAXQDA was the only program with full documentation in Spanish. Since that time, I have taught MAXQDA in a wide variety of settings including education, government, and non-profit organizations. As my students/collaborators work in many different settings worldwide, I have occasionally needed ‘special’ assistance recovering or translating files – and have consistently been amazed at the company’s willingness to go out of its way to assure positive outcomes.”

Karen Andes, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Hubert Department of Global Health – Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, USA

“I have used other qualitative analysis software packages but have found that for me, MAXQDA combines power and flexibility with ease of use. This is a program grad students can pick up quickly and use to develop confidence in their own research. There are also great online video tutorials. The whole package is designed to be used by people who want to focus on their analysis, not the software. In my Research Methods class and with all my grad students, this is the software I teach because it’s easy to learn and it’s what I use myself.”

Prof. Katherine E. Browne, Department of Anthropology, Colorado State University, USA

“I have been using MAXQDA for almost 6 months, coding all kinds of graduate-level documents for my courses at the university. I find that MAXQDA is a wonderful help in really understanding difficult documents and I can even use it for note taking, coding various kinds of notes, then using the search function to retrieve relevant ideas and quotes. I find it is much more powerful than my bibliographic program, or a database, and the various searching and sorting capabilities mean I can dig deeper into the data and find relationships between different data which I would never have noticed before. I am constantly amazed at the utility and general usefulness of the program.”

Martin Shellabarger, enrolled in the Master’s degree program of Creativity Studies, Union Institute and University, USA

“The intuitive approach which MAXQDA has built up is so similar to the discovering process of categories and types that code book and memo system is always there to help you to develop your theory and models. The add-modules MAXDictio and MAXMaps are straightforward and provide the best elegant and smart solution to represent complex relations between projects’ elements and several functions to analize in different ways the lexical componenents of the entire texts.”

César A. Cisneros Puebla, PhD, Professor in Qualitative Methods Research in Sociology Department and editor of the spanish version of “Forum of Qualitative Social Research”, Autonomous Metropolitan University, Mexico City, Mexico

“MAXQDA was essential in completing the analysis for my dissertation. The weighting, color coding, and ability to move groups of coded segments made the analytical process much easier than other methods I’ve used in the past. I have shown the program to a number of other doctoral students and they were amazed at the ease of use and flexibility of the program. Most of them wanted to know why this software is not mentioned in research classes. […]. I absolutely LOVE this program and will use it in my professional life as well to analyze focus group information, complaint data, etc. […]. I am sure that I have only begun to tap the power of this program. I highly recommend it for anyone who is doing qualitative research and has to analyze transcripts, documents, etc.”

Dr. Cheryl Fliege, Walden University, USA

“Congratulations to Verbi software! MAXQDA, MaxMaps and MAxDictio offer a sophisticated, yet easy to use toolkit for qualitative analysts working with textual data. No need to learn a complex language or interface. MAXQDA invites the user to use color and other visual tools to guide an analysis. The code relations and code matrix browser outline relations that result from coding. Using MAXQDA allows you to focus on your data and your reactions to it.”

Raymond Maietta, President of Research Talk

“Easy to learn and very efficient to use. Thanks to the elegant and straightforward design of MAXQDA, you can easily translate flashes of insights into descriptive and theoretical codes, analytical models in the form of hierarchical code system, and various types of memos, without being bothered by complicated technicalities. You can also carry out more fine-grained analyses of qualitative data with the help of its advanced options, including MAXDictio and MAXMaps. Simply the best of all QDA software.”

Ikuya Sato, Professor of Sociology and Organizational Science, Hitotsubashi University, Graduate School of Commerce and Management, Japan, Tokyo

“What I like about MAXQDA is its ease of use (a low learning curve), the depth and breadth of its classifiaction and analysis functions, and the possibiltiy of conducting different kinds of qualitative or texts analysis simultaneously. In addition, the combined strength of MAXQDA MAXDictio expands the researcher’s capacity to manage and analyze both qualitative and quantitative data. Your programs are true friends of the researcher who values qualitative and quantitative or mixed-method research.”

Warren A. Hodge, Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of North Florida, Department of Counseling and Educational Leadership, USA

“The ability to easily import string and numeric selection variables provides an invaluable tool for relating complementary quantitative and qualitative research strategies. This and other features have made MAXQDA particularly well-suited for integrating ethnographic and epidemiological methods for a cultural epidemiology of various health problems.”

Mitchell Weiss, MD, PhD, Professor and Head, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland

“Having worked with MAXQDA a bit more now, I can honestly say that I find MAXQDA by far the best CAQDAS program around. Brilliant work!”

Ko Koens, International Centre for Responsible Tourism, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK

“I found MAXQDA extremely easy to use. I am basically using it for data management, and I do not know how I ever would have managed everything without it! […].”

Rhonda F. Levine, Colgate University, USA

“[…] The coding margin is especially useful, showing which codes are assigned to which pieces of text. Being able to colour the code icon also helps give a very quick overview of coding to a document. The memo margin/column also provides easy access to memos assigned to text in a specific document. The code matrix and code relations browsers are very useful to give another overview of coding and relationships between codes, and are useful tables for inserting into manuscripts and reports. The search tools are easy to use and make logical sense when you get the hang of them, and assigning attributes is easy. Ordering codes by weight was extremely useful in research where this was applicable. Those codes deemed most important using the data and team consensus could be assigned a weight and used in a very grounded way to show trends, develop narratives and so on. […]”

Dr. Raewyn Bassett, Dalhousie University, Canada

“I used MAXQDA to code and analysis case study data (documents and qualitative interviews). MAXQDA made that process much more manageable and easy as it was a large scale project and included over 50 hours of interviews as well as media and policy documents. Having all that material in one file/coding system was very useful. It was also useful as we could save that material on a shared computer drive as the authors were based in different locations during the research.”

Dr. Bernie Grummell, University College Dublin, Ireland

“[…] The new version is very helpful and it offered me all the facilities I required. Being able to correct transcripts is good; memos worked well; and being able to copy and drop things into word is good. Frequencies are also another good feature, as is the weighting. The manual is very helpful. Also being able to change codes is an improvement on earlier versions.”

John Harland, LC Research, UK

“I have found MAXQDA very easy to use. It was especially useful being able to purchase copies in various languages as we were working on a multi-site project through Europe. In particular the ability to have multiple levels of coding was useful as was the code matrix. […]”

Dr. Wendy Hunter, Deakin University, Australia

“Since MAXQDA is the only qualitative data analysis software that I have used, I can’t compare it to other programs. However, I did think that it was quite easy to familiarize with and I LOVED the autosave feature because I constantly worry about saving my work and having backup!”

Janet Arcara, Emory University, UK

“MAXQDA is a very easy piece of software to use and has made analysis an enjoyable and rewarding experience.”

Julie Clark, Thames Valley University, UK

“I am using MAXQDA for my PhD Thesis. I think it is a fantastic versatile system – the ability to retrieve segments and keep them situated within their text is so useful.”

Dr. Gill Thomson, University of Central Lancashire, UK

“MAXQDA is very easy to navigate, to code small or large pieces of text, to add and delete codes, and to keep track of exactly what you’ve done. I like being able to open only those screens I want to work with and close those I don’t. The weighting function has been unexpectedly useful to us.”

Dr. Ellen Pruyne, Lancaster University, UK

“I have had a very good experience with MAXQDA. […]”

Jennifer Lasley, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, USA

“Very easy to get up and running with the program. Have shared it with doctoral students.”

Dr. Jenny Edwards, Fielding Graduate University, USA

“User guide very explicit and explanatory. Overall, a great program for data organization and efficient retrieval of quotes. […]”

Lisa Baker, Liverpool Women’s Hospital, UK

“It has been great to use MAXQDA. Easy to follow and very useful! It was great to be able to easily pull out quotes with the same codes and view them all at once across different texts.”

Joanna Sweetland, Institute of Neurology, London, UK

“The application is easy to learn and use, a particular advantage to non-technical users.”

Dr. Kirstie Edwards, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

“Service was terrific! I received answers quickly. Even with the time delay between Germany and the United States, I experienced virtually no delays in work when I had questions.”

Dr. Cheryl Fliege, Walden University, USA

“The service was excellent. I was very pleased with the personal attention that I received when trying to decide if MAXQDA was the appropriate program for my project. When I decided to purchase MAXQDA, I was given all the personal attention I needed for getting started. It was all very personal, efficient, and professional. […].”

Dr. Daniel Lund, Griffith University, Australia

“The service has been fantastic – very professional, with all queries answered within a very short period of time.”

Thomson, University of Central Lancashire, UK

“[…], extremely fast, very friendly, perfectly helpful.”

Stef Van den Branden, Interdisciplinary Centre for Religious Studies, University of Leuven, Belgium

“The service I have received has been swift and very good.”

Dr. Daniel Nehring, University of Essex, Department of Sociology, UK

“WOW! That was a quick response! Thanks. Before being a student I had worked in the software industry for almost 20 years in Europe and in Asia, and I have never met this level of EXCELLENT service. CONGRATULATIONS. This is remarkable.”

Kevin-James Vella, PhD, Cardiff Business School, UK