Books & Literature

qualitative-text-analysis books literature articles on MAXQDA

Qualitative Text Analysis. A Guide to Methods, Practice and Using Software.

Udo Kuckartz. Sage Publications, London. 2014.

Qualitative text analysis is ideal for different types of data and this textbook provides a hands-on introduction to the method and its theoretical underpinnings. It shows in detail how to use software, from transcribing the verbal data to presenting and visualizing the results.

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Literature Reviews with MAXQDA (2017)

With MAXQDA, you can not only organize your literature and manage bibliographical data and excerpts, but you can actually treat everything as data! This unique combination allows you to automatically create lists of references for your own publications, as well as to analyze and visualize patterns in your literature by applying the whole range of qualitative, quantitative and Mixed Methods features that MAXQDA is famous for. The following guide will show you everything you need to know to work with bibliographical data in MAXQDA.

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Qualitative Analysis Using MAXQDA. The Five Level QDA Method

Nicholas H. Woolf, Christina Silver. Routledge. 2018.

This book provides both an in-depth description of how MAXQDA works and comprehensive instruction in the five steps of the Five-Level QDA method. These steps are illustrated with examples from a variety of research projects. It also contains real-world qualitative research projects to illustrate the use of MAXQDA within the Five-Level QDA method. The book is accompanied by three sets of video demonstrations on the companion website.

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Literature from MAXQDA users

The following is an alphabetical list of publications that MAXQDA users have submitted. It gives you an idea of the wide range of disciplines the software is used in and the many methodological approaches that it can support.

Many of the authors have given permission for us to include contact information for them in case other users want to communicate with them about their research and how they used MAXQDA. Feel free to be in touch with them.

If you‘ve published your MAXQDA-supported work and would like to be included in the list, please contact us at We‘ll be happy to share your work with the MAXQDA community.

  • Aguilar, B. L. C., & Navarro, R. E.: The Combined Learning in Higher Education. An Experience Through the PBL. In: International Journal of New Technology and Research (IJNTR) ISSN: 2454-4116, Volume-4, Issue-2, February 2018, Pages 12-21.
  • Allemann, L.: The Sami of the Kola Peninsula: About the life of an ethnic minority in the Soviet Union. [e-book] Tromsø: Septentrio Academic Publishing. Available through: Samisk senters skriftserie [Accessed: 23 Jan 2014], 2013.
  • Angermeyer, M.C. / Schulze, B. / Dietrich, S.: Courtesy Stigma – A Focus Group Study of Relatives of Schizophrenia Patients. In: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 38 (pp.593-602), 2003.
  • Baker, L. / Lavender, T. / Tincello, D.: Factors that influence women’s decisions about whether to participate in research: An exploratory study. In: Birth 32 (1) (pp.60-66), 2005.
  • Baker, M.C. / McFarland, D.A. / Gonzales, M. et al.: The impact of integrating the elimination programme for lymphatic filariasis into primary health care in the Dominican Republic. In: International Journal of Health planning and Management 22 (4), 2007.
  • Baums-Stammberger, B. / Hafeneger, B. / Morgenstern-Einenkel, A.: „Uns wurde die Würde genommen“. Gewalt in den Heimen der evangelischen Brüdergemeinde Korntal in den 1950er bis 1980er Jahren – Aufklärungsbericht, Korntal/Stuttgart, 2018.
  • Beniston, M. / Stoffel, M., Hill, M.: Impacts of climatic change on water and natural hazards in the Alps: Can current water governance cope with future challenges? Examples from the European “ACQWA” project. In: Environmental Science and Policy. In Press, 2010.
  • Beune, E.J. / Haafkens, J.A. / Meeuwesen, L.: “Hee broedoe” (hoog bloed): Opvattingen over hypertensie van Creools-Surinaamse patiënten in de huisartsenpraktijk. In: Huisarts en Wetenschap, 47 (13),(pp.620-624), 2004.
  • Beune, E.J. / Haafkens, J.A. / Schuster, J.S. et al.: “Under pressure”: How Ghanaian, African-Surinamese and Dutch patients explain hypertension. In: Journal of Human Hypertension 20 (12) (pp. 946-55), 2006.
  • Beusterien, K. / Tsay, S / Gholizadeh S. / Su, Y.: Real-world experience with colorectal cancer chemotherapies: patient web forum analysis. In: Ecancermedicalscience 7 (pp.361-371) 2013.
  • Boers, K. / Nelles, U. / Nippert. A.: Limited knowledge, unmarked spaces and increased opportunities after the reunification. Economic crime in Germany. In: Pounsaers, P. / Ruggiero, V. (eds.): La criminalite economique et financiere en Europe. Economic and financial crime in Europe. L’Harmattan, Paris, (p.99-121), 2002.
  • Bolander, B. / Locher, M.A.: Doing sociolinguistic research on computer-mediated data: A review of four methodological issues. In: Discourse, Context & Media 3 (pp.14-26), 2014.
  • Booth C.L.: Experiences and wisdom behind the numbers: qualitative analysis of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s Research Prioritization Task Force stakeholder survey. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 47(3S2), (pp.106-14), 2014.
  • Branney, J. & Priego-Hernández, J. (2017). A mixed methods evaluation of tea +
  • Carpenter , D.M. / Geryk, L.L. / Sage, A. et al.: Exploring the theoretical pathways through which asthma app features can promote adolescent self-management. In: Translational Behavioral Medicine (pp 1-10), 2016.
  • Cent J. / Kobierska H. / Grodziska-Jurczak, M. / Bell S.: Who is responsible for Natura 2000 in Poland? – A potential role of NGOs in establishing the programme. In: International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development 6 (4) (pp. 422-435), 2007.
  • Çınarbaş, H. İ.: Experiences of Students with Disabilities in an English Language Teacher Education Program: A Case Study on Preservice Teachers with Visual Impairment. Master’s thesis. Ankara: Middle East Technical University, 2016.
  • Corbin, J.: Basics of Qualitative Research. Techniques and Procedures for Developing Grounded Theory. 3rd Edition, Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, 2008.
  • Coryn, C.L.S. / Schröter, D.C. / McCowen, R.H.: A Mixed Methods Study of Some of the Factors Associated with Successful School Strategies for Native Hawaiian Students in the State of Hawai’i. In: Journal of Mixed Methods Research 8(4) (pp.377-395), 2014.
  • D’Andrea, L. M. / Waters, C. / Rudd, R.: Using computer assisted qualitative software (CAQDAS) to evaluate a novel teaching method for introductory statistics. In: International Journal of Technology in Teaching and Learning, 7(1), (pp. 48-60), 2011.
  • De Gregorio, E., Tagliafico, I. & Verde, A comparison of qualitatively and quantitatively driven analytic procedures of psychotherapeutic group sessions with deviant adolescents (2017).
  • De Gregorio, E. / Gallon M. / Verde, A.: Troubled groups in situation: qualitative analysis of psychotherapeutic sessions with deviant adolescents. In: Quality & Quantity: International Journal of Methodology (pp. 1-12), 2013.
  • De Koster, K. / Loots, G.: Samen op weg naar een betere hulpverlening: kwalitatieve analyse van de beleving van het implementatieproces van Integrale Jeugdhulpverlening in de pilootregio Gent-Meetjesland, Brussel, V.U.B., Faculteit Psychologie en Educatiewetenschappen, 2004.
  • De Souza, C.R.B.: On the Relationship between Software Dependencies and Coordination: Field Studies and Tool Support. Ph.D. dissertation, Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, University of California, 2005.
  • Del Cairo, C. / Delgado, M. / Bedoya, L.M. et al.: Practicas hogareñas del cuidado del recién nacido y la embarazada en la región pacífica caucana. Colombia, Antípoda, Bogotá, 2006.
  • Dittrich, E. / Schrader, H. (Eds.): “When Salary is not Enough…” Private Households in Central Asia, Wien, 2015.
  • Dolan, E.M. / Braun, B. / Katras, M.J. et al.: Rural TANF recipients: How they fare over time. Presented at the Welfare Research and Evaluation Conference, Crystal City, Virginia, June 5, 2006.
  • Dolan, E.M. / Seiling, S. / Glesner, T.J.: Making it work: Rural low-income women in service jobs. In: Cude, B.J. (ed.): Proceedings of the 33rd Conference for the Eastern Family Economics and Resource Management Association, Knoxville, TN., (pp. 38-46), 2006.
  • Duineveld L. AM / Wieldraaijer T. / Wind J. et al.: Primary care-led survivorship care for patients with colon cancer and the use of eHealth: a qualitative study on perspectives of general practitioners. In: BMJ Open (pp.1-10), 2016.
  • Eraso, J. / Bravo, Y. / Delgado, M.: Creencias, actitudes y prácticas sobre crianza en madres cabeza de familia en Popayán: un estudio cualitativo. In: Revista de Pediatria, 41, (3), (pp. 23-40), 2006.
  • Fleming, P. J. / Andes K. L. / DiClemente, R. J.: ‘But I’m not like that’: young men’s navigation of normative masculinities in a marginalised urban community. In: Culture, Health & Sexuality – An International Journal for Research, Intervention and Care, Paraguay 2013. DOI:10.1080/13691058.2013.779027. Contact Paul Fleming ( or Karen Andes (
  • Fuerst, S.: Entrepreneurial internationalization: A process perspective. Doctoral dissertation, University of Turku, 2017.
  • Galán-Díaz, C. / Edwards, P. / Nelson, John D.: Digital innovation through partnership between nature conservation organisations and academia: A qualitative impact assessment. In: Ambio, 11/2015, Volume 44, Issue 4, (pp. 538-549).
  • Gask L. / Lever-Green G. / Hayes, R. : Dissemination and implementation of suicide prevention training in one Scottish region, BMC Health Services Research (pp.8-246),2008.
  • Gibbs, G.R.: CAQDAS teaching in the UK. In: NCRM Research Methods Festival, July 8-10 , 2014, Oxford. Electronic document: [09.04.2015]
  • Gibbs, G.R.: 2013 project report: Count: Developing STEM skills in qualitative research methods teaching and learning. 2013. Electronic Document: [09.04.2015]
  • Glesner, T. J.: Grief and separation: Rural low income mothers’ experiences with foster care. Unpublished Master’s Thesis, University of New Hampshire, 2006.
  • Gugushvili, T., Salukvadze, G., Salukvadze J. (2017), Fragmented Development: Tourism-driven Economic Changes in Kazbegi, Georgia, Annals of Agrarian Sciences, doi: 10.1016/j.aasci.2017.02.005
  • Gugushvili, Temur / Salukvadze, Gvantsa: Formation of tourism services through Georgian culture: Example of Kazbegi Municipality. In: Journal of Tourism Theory and Research, 1 (1) (pp. 68-77), 2015.
  • Guetterman, T., Creswell, J. W., & Kuckartz, U.: Using joint displays and MAXQDA software to represent the results of mixed methods research. In M. McCrudden, G. Schraw & C. Buckendahl (Eds.), Use of visual displays in research and testing: Coding, interpreting, and reporting data (pp. 145-176). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2015.
  • Hatani, F.: Analyzing High-Profile Panel Discussion on Global Health: An Exploration with MAXQDA. In: Forum Qualitative Social Research, Vol 16, No. 1, Art. 14, 2015.
  • Heckel M, Herbst F.A., Adelhart T, Tiedtke J.M., Sturm A, Stiel S, Ostgathe C (2017) Understanding institutional stakeholders’ perspectives on multidrug-resistant bacterial organism at the end of life: a qualitative study. Clinical Interventions in Aging 12: 1605–1613.
  • Heckel M, Sturm A, Herbst F.A., Ostgathe C, Stiel S (2017). Effects of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus/Multiresistant Gram-Negative Bacteria Colonization or Infection and Isolation Measures in End of Life on Family Caregivers: Results of a Qualitative Study. Journal of Palliative Medicine 20(3): 273–281.
  • Hejnal, Ondřej / L’ubomir Lupták: Úvod Do MAXQDA: Kvalitativní, Kvantitativní a Smíšený Výzkumný Design. In: Kapitoly z kvalitativního výzkumu, ed. by L. Toušek. Plzeň: Západočeská univerzita v Plzni (pp. 105-118), 2015.
  • Hess-Wiktor, K.: What does it mean to be a hospice volunteer in Poland? In: European Journal of Palliative Care 16(5) (pp. 249-251), 2009.
  • Hille, S. / Bakker P.: Engaging the Social News User: Comments on news sites and Facebook. In: Journalism Practice 8(5) (pp.563-572), 2014.
  • Humble, A. M.: Technique triangulation for validation in directed content analysis. In: International Journal of Qualitative Methods 8(3) (pp. 34-51), 2009.
  • Humble, A. M.: The second time ’round: Remarried couples’ gender construction in wedding planning. In: Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 50(4) (pp.260-281), 2009.
  • Humble, A. M. / Zvonkovic, A. M. / Walker, A. J.: “The royal we”: Gender ideology, display, and asessment in wedding work. In: Journal of Family Issues 29 (1) (pp. 3-25), 2008.
  • Jouhari, Z. / Haghani, F. / Changiz, T.: Factors affecting self-regulated learning in medical students: a qualitative study. In: Medical Education Online, Vol 20, 2015.
  • Joy, P. / Mann L. / Blotnicky K.: Identification of Healthy Eating and Active Lifestyle Issues through Photo Elicitation. In: Canadian Journal of Dietic Practice and Research 75(3) (pp.152-156), 2014.
  • Kent, R.: Marketing Research : Approaches, Methods and Applications in Europe. Thomson Learning, London, 2007.
  • Kuckartz, A. / Sharp, M.J.: Responsibility: A Key Category for Understanding the Discourse on the Financial Crisis—Analyzing the KWALON Data Set with MAXQDA 10 [27paragraphs]. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research 12(1) Art.22, 2011.
  • Kuckartz, A.: Reply to Software Review of MAXqda and MAXdictio. In Qualitative Research Journal 4 (2), 2004.
  • Kuckartz, A. / Kuckartz, U.: Qualitative Text Analysis with MAXQDA. In: Fundación de Estudios Andaluces (centrA): Documenta de Trabajo, Serie Sociología S2001, (06), 2001.
  • Kuckartz, U.: Bulletin de Methodologie Sociologique. In: Ideal types or empirical types: The case of Max Webers empirical research by Kuckartz, Nr.31 (pp.44-53), 1991.
  • Kyburz-Graber, R. / Hofer, K. / Wolfensberger, B.: Studies on a socio-ecological approach to environmental education: a contribution to a critical position in the education for sustainable development discourse. In: Environmental Education Research, 12 (1) (pp.101-114), 2006.
  • Kyburz-Graber, R. / Wolfensberger, B. / Hofer, K.: Developing critical thinking in environmental education. A video study of classroom discussions on socio-ecological issues in secondary schools. Paper presented at ESERA conference “Research and the Quality of Science Education”. Nordwijkerhout, The Netherlands, 2003.
  • Lavender, T. / McFadden, C. / Baker, L.: Breastfeeding and Family Life. In: International Journal of Maternal and Child Nutrition (2), (pp.145-155), 2006.
  • Lee, J., Katras, M. J., & Bauer, J. W. (2009). Children’s birthday celebrations from the lived experiences of low-income rural mothers. Journal of Family Issues, 30, 532-553.
  • Lewins, A. / Silver, C.: Using Software in Qualitative Research, A Step-by-Step Guide. Second Edition. Sage Publications, London, 2014.
  • Loxton, M.: Integrating Lessons Learned Processes for Improved Clinical Outcomes. An article excerpt about how to increase project team effectiveness. Whitney, Bradley, & Brown Inc., 2014.
  • Macfarlane, J.: The Relationship between Cultural Beliefs and Treatment-seeking Behaviour in Papua New Guinea: Implications for the Incorporation of Traditional Medicine into the Health System. Thesis for the Degree of Doctor of International Health of Curtin University of Technology, 2005.
  • Matthysl, M.: Cultural Capital, Identity, and Social Mobility: The Life Course of Working-Class University Graduates. Routledge Advances in Sociology, Taylor & Francis, 2012.
  • Mewald, C.: A comparison of oral foreign language performance of learners in CLIL and mainstream classes at lower secondary level. In: Dalton-Puffer, C. / Smit , U. (eds.): Empirical Perspectives on CLIL Classroom Discourse. Peter Lang, Frankfurt, 2007.
  • Mitchell, M. B. / Kuczynski, L.: Does anyone know what is going on? Examining children s lived experience of the transition into foster care. In: Children and Youth Services Review 32 (pp. 437-444), 2010.
  • Montazeri, S. / Gharacheh, M. / Mohammadi, N. et al.: Determinants of Early Marriage from Married Girls’ Perspectives in Iranian Setting: A Qualitative Study. In: Journal of Environmental and Public Health, Volume 2016 (pp. 1-8), 2016
  • Nehring, D.: Modernidad con límites: La construcción narrativa de las relaciones íntimas, la sexualidad y el cambio social en la novela de autoayuda Juventud en Éxtasis de Carlos Cuauhtémoc Sánchez. Papeles de Población, 2006.
  • Paulus, T. / Lester, J. / Dempster, P.: Digital Tools for Qualitative Research. Sage, Los Angeles, 2014.
  • Peace, R. / Hoven, B.: Computers, Qualitative Data and Geographic Research. In: Hay, I. (ed): Qualitative Research Methods in Human Geography. 3rd fully revised edition. Oxford University Press, Oxford, (pp. 295-313), 2010.
  • Peng, H.: A study of L2 EAP learners’ performance in a simulated international conference: Three markers of interpersonal relationship in discussion sessions. In: The Asian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 5(1), (pp. 130-141), 2018.
  • Quinn, A. / Saini, M.: Touchstones of Hope: Participatory Action Research to Explore Experiences of First Nation Communities in Northern Britisch Colobia. Evaluation Report. Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto, Toronto, 2012.
  • Rosenberg, M. S., Adams, D. C., & Gurevitch, J. (2000). Meta Win: Statistical software for meta-analysis (Version 2.0). Sunderland, MA: Sinauer Associates.
  • Sánchez Amboage, E.: La promoción de destinos turísticos termales a través de los medios sociales: análisis del caso de los balnearios de Galicia y del norte de Portugal. Universidade da Coruña. Departamento de Socioloxía e Ciencia Política da Administración, 2015.
  • Sarosa, S.: Failure in Accounting Information Systems Development and Adoption within Indonesian SMEs through Actor Network Theory Lens. In: The Proceedings of The 2nd Parahyangan International Accounting Business Conference, 2010.
  • Sarosa, S. / Lestari, J.: The Level and Impact of Web-based E-Government Adoption: The Case of Jogjakarta’s Local Governments. In Reddick, C. (ed): Strategies for Local E-Government Adoption and Implementation. Comparative Studies, IGI Global Publishing, 2009.
  • Sato, Ikuya: Teisei Data Bunseki Nyomon (Introduction of qualitative data analysis). Tokyo, 2006.
  • Schönfelder, W.: CAQDAS and Qualitative Syllogism Logic—NVivo 8 and MAXQDA 10 Compared. In: Forum: Qualitative Social Research 12 (1) Art. 21, 2011.
  • Schulze, B. / Angermeyer, M.C.: Subjective Experiences of Stigma. A focus group study of schizophrenic patients, their relatives and mental health professionals. In: Social Science and Medicine 56 (2) (p.299 – 312), 2003.
  • Schwartz, Robert M.: Digital Partnership: Combining Text Mining and GIS in a Spatial History of Sea Fishing in the United Kingdom, 1860 to 1900. In: International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing, Volume 9 Issue 1 (p. 36-56).
  • SEVİLMİŞ, A. / ERDOĞAN, A. / ŞİRİN, E.F.: Content Analysis of the theses done on service quality in sports 2005 -2017. Presented at the I. International Congress of Physical Education, Sport, Recreation, and Dance, Istanbul, 2018.
  • ŞİRİN, E.F. / SEVİLMİŞ, A.: Content Analysis of the decisions of professional soccer discipline commitee in Turgay Şeren season of Sport TOTO Super League. Presented at the I. International Congress of Physical Education, Sport, Recreation, and Dance, Istanbul, 2018.
  • ŞİRİN, E.F. / SEVİLMİŞ, A.: Analysis of official internet sites of sport clubs in terms of social media communication and marketing communication: A study on Turkish and German sport clubs. Presented at the Internatiınal Congress on Recreation and Sport Management, Muğla, 2018.
  • Smit, A.A.H. / Driessen, P.P.J. / Glasbergen, P.: Conversion to Organic Dairy Production in the Netherlands: Opportunities and Constraints . In: Rural Sociology 74 (3) (pp. 383-411), 2009.
  • Smit, A.A.H. / Driessen, P.P.J. / Glasbergen, P.: Constraints on the conversion to sustainable production: the case of the Dutch potato chain. Business Strategy and the Environment. Published Online in Wiley InterScience, 2006.
  • Smith, D.D.: How do 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students’ categories of cognitive reflections in interviews on derivational morphology compare to their upper level spelling inventory orthographic knowledge? 2012. Electronic Document: [09.04.2015]
  • Strohbuecker, B. / Eisenmann, Y. / Galushko, M. et al.: Palliative care needs of chronically ill nursing home residents in Germany: focusing on living, not dying. In: International Journal of Palliative Nursing 17 (1) (pp.27-34), PubMed, 2011.
  • Tabares, E. / Alvarado, B.: El niño en el Pacífico Colombiano. Perspectivas interdisciplinarias de la investigación en salud. Popayán, Universidad del Cauca, 2005.
  • Tamasiunas, J.M.D.: Luces y sombras del desarrollo en una comunidad de desplazados por la Guerra. Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, 2004.
  • Tateo, L.: The Italian Extreme Right on-line network. An exploratory study using Social network analysis and content analysis integrated approach in the study of CMC and political groups. In: Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication 10 (5), Gennaio 2005.
  • Tateo, L.: Struttura delle relazioni e contenuto argomentativo dei messaggi nella comunicazione mediata da computer. FORM@RE – NEWSLETTER PER LA FORMAZIONE IN RETE, Erickson (27), 2004.
  • Van den Branden, S. / Broeckaert, B.: Medication and God at Interplay: End of Life Decision Making in Male Moroccan Migrants Living in Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium. In: Brockopp, J. / Eich, T. (eds.): Muslim Medical Ethics: From Theory to Practice (pp. 194-208). South Carolina, University of South Carolina Press, 2008.
  • Vogel, D.: What does Europe mean to Third Country students in the European Union? An explorative essay analysis. University of Oldenburg, POLITIS Working paper No.4/200, 2006.
  • Vosbergen S., Janzen J., Stappers P.J., van Zwieten M.C., Lacroix J., Idema K., van den Broek I., Kemps H.M., Kraaijenhagen R.A., Peek N.: A qualitative participatory study to identify experiences of coronary heart disease patients to support the development of online self-management services. In: International Journal of Medical Informatics 82 (12) (pp.1183-1194), 2013.
  • Walter, U. / Edvardsson, B. / Öström, Å.: Drivers of customers’ service experiences, a study in the restaurant industry. In: Managing Service Quality 20 (pp. 236-258), 2010.