MAXQDA – The Art of Data Analysis

Welcome to the MAXQDA Blog

Workshop “Mixed Methods using MAXQDA” in London

Do you want to learn more about using MAXQDAs unique Mixed Methods workbench for your next research project? Take part in this upcoming Mixed Methods workshop that is hosted by the National Centre for Research Methods and organised by the CAQDAS Networking Project in London, UK.

Workshop Mixed Methos using MAXQDA:
Organising data in MAXQDA by the characteristics of cases
Course Leaders Prof. Udo Kuckartz and Graham Hughes
Organised by CAQDAS Networking Project at the University of Surrey, hosted by the NCRM
Date and Time October 13th, 2015

10:00 – 15.30
Venue Room L13-02, 13th floor, Medical Research Council, One Kemble Street, London
Sign up NCRM Webpage

Workshop Description

Here is the workshop description as posted on the CAQDAS Networking Project Webpage:

Software programs now provide multiple ways of recording and using the factual information about the cases in a qualitative or mixed methods analysis project. This allows considerable flexibility over when and how to record the quantitative data and how to apply it in queries and interrogations of the qualitative data. However, that flexibility creates possibilities of confusion and uncertainty over the ‘best’ way to use the tools in each specific project.

Statistic of doc variables table and diagram

Presented by experts in the field, including software developer, Professor Udo Kuckartz, this session will look at the tools available in MAXQDA 11 and 12 and consider their use in a range of scenarios.

The key tools discussed are Document Groups, Document Sets, Document Variables and Code Variables. The scenarios covered will include:

a) longitudinal studies (where there will probably be a need to sometimes link cases across waves and on other occasions to isolate data from a single wave), and

b) studies which collect multiple types of data about each case (such as surveys and in-depth interviews, or focus groups and photographs).

We will also look at deriving variable data from a thematic analysis using the procedures for converting a code to a variable in order to use this information in subsequent queries and output tables.

Mixed methods research involves the collection and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data and their integration. This defining feature, integration, is one of the challenges to conducting mixed methods research. The workshop will focus on the so-called “joint displays” that researchers can use to represent integration in mixed methods research. Joint displays array quantitative and qualitative results together in a single display to represent integration. The workshop will show how these joint displays can be created.

Please note that whilst this is not designed as a ‘hands on’ session, participants are welcome to bring their laptops.

Sign up for this workshop on the NCRM Webpage

About the Author

Julia Gerson

Julia Gerson

Chief Communications Officer - VERBI Software GmbH