MAXQDA Professional Trainer:
Dr. Susanne Sackl-Sharif

Language(s)German, English
LocationGraz, Austria
  • Starter Workshop
  • Advanced Workshop
  • Grounded Theory (Method Focus)
  • Content Analysis (Method Focus)
  • Online-Workshops möglich
Methodological Expertise
  • Qualitative Forschungsmethoden
  • Qualitative Inhaltsanalyse
  • Qualitative Interviews
  • Gruppendiskussionen
  • Ethnografische Methoden
  • Visuelle Auswertungstools
  • Soziale Medien

In Research: Since 2010 I have worked in various qualitative research projects and I always used MAXQDA for the analysis. To give you an insight into my research, I summarize the most important aspects of my projects in the following:

  1. For my PhD thesis "Gender - Metal - Video Clips" (2010-2014; Institute of Musicology/University of Graz)
  2. For the FWF/DFG research project "After Bologna: Gender Studies in Entrepreneurial Universities" (2012-2014; Institute of Sociology/University of Graz & ZIFG/TU Berlin)
  3. The research project "Political Participation in the Austrian region Voitsberg" (2014-2015; Spectro/Graz & Vienna)
  4. In the FWF PEEK research project "GAPPP: Gamified Audiovisual Performance and Performance Practice" (2016-2017; Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics/University of Music and Performing Arts Graz)
  5. Currently I am working at the Web Literacy Lab at the FH JOANNEUM – University of Applied Sciences Graz (2016-2021)

Teaching: Teaching: Since 2014, I have worked as a MAXQDA teacher at the GMZ - Grazer Methodenkompetenzzentrum (Methodological Competence Centre in Graz, Austria). Furthermore, I have taught qualitative research methods within various academic curricula at different universities since 2009. In my courses, I have always discussed MAXQDA with my students and I have introduced them to employ MAXQDA for different analysis strategies, such as grounded theory, qualitative content analysis or discourse analysis.

Relevant Publications

Some examples of research reports and publications about the above mentioned projects:

Susanne Sackl-Sharif, Eva Goldgruber, Julian Ausserhofer, Robert Gutounig & Gudrun Reimerth (2018). Flows of water and information. Reconstructing online communication during the 2013 European floods in Austria. In: K. Backholm & H. Hornmoen (Hg.): Social Media Use in Crisis and Risk Communication: Emergencies, Concerns and Awareness. Bingley: Emerald Publishing Limited, S. 155-181.

Gerlinde Malli & Susanne Sackl-Sharif (2015). „Researching One’s Own Field. Interaction Dynamics and Methodological Challenges in the Context of Higher Education Research [47 paragraphs]”, in: Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 16(1), Art. 11,

Susanne Sackl-Sharif (2016). Gemeindestruktur- und Landeskrankenhausreform. Eine vergleichende Analyse von Bürger_innenbeteiligungen im Bezirk Voitsberg. Online-Monographie. Wien: Spectro,

Susanne Sackl-Sharif (2015). Gender – Metal – Videoclips. Eine qualitative Rezeptionsstudie. Opladen/Berlin/Toronto: Budrich UniPress.

Gerlinde Malli, Susanne Sackl-Sharif & Elisabeth Zehetner (2015). Nach Bologna. Gender Studies in der unternehmerischen Hochschule. Eine Untersuchung in Österreich und der Schweiz. Online-Monographie. Universität Graz: UniPub,


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