AI Assist: Discover the exciting new MAXQDA add-on – now available for free!

Certified MAXQDA Trainer:
Francisco Freitas

Upcoming Workshops
On Demand

Curso Online de Análise de Dados Qualitativos com MAXQDA

Coimbra, Portugal


Language(s)English, Italian, Portuguese (Portugal), Spanish
RadiusEurope, Africa, Asia, North America, South America, Australia


  • Starter Workshop
  • Advanced Workshop

Method Focus

  • Audio-Video Analysis
  • Comparative Analysis
  • Constructing a Category Frame
  • Content Analysis
  • Critical Discourse Analysis
  • Dashboards
  • Data Collection
  • Data Management
  • Data Preparation
  • Data Processing
  • Data Refinement
  • Deductive Data Analysis
  • Digital Methods
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Focus Groups
  • Grounded Theory
  • Image Analysis
  • Inductive Data Analysis
  • Interviews
  • MAXDictio
  • MAXQDA for Business
  • Mixed Methods
  • Online Research
  • Project Management with MAXQDA
  • Reporting Results
  • Research Design
  • Spatial Integration and Analysis
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Survey Analysis
  • Survey Research
  • Team-Based Analysis
  • Teamwork
  • Text Mining and Sentiment Analysis
  • Thematic Analysis
  • Visual Methods
  • Visual Tools
  • Visualisations
Methodological Expertise
  • Research Data Management
  • Qualitative Research
  • Quantitative Research
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Advanced Analytics
Consulting Services

Consulting Services for Research Groups, Research Projects, Corporate Companies, and Individuals


Francisco Freitas is a researcher and data analyst. He is a long-time partner of Verbi Software GmbH for the development of the Portuguese version of MAXQDA software. As a practitioner, he has taken part in several multidisciplinary research teams. He works regularly for research projects and for corporate companies from different sectors. His practice is grounded on datasets comprising qualitative and quantitative records. His more frequent responsibilities involve data collection, data processing, and data analysis, along with mapping and spatial analysis tools rendering. Francisco works regularly as a software instructor, research methods lecturer, advisor for GDPR compliance, and consultant in Portugal and abroad. His special research interests include risk, regulation, research methodologies, and big data.

Relevant Publications

Freitas, F. (2021). Transcribing with MAXQDA. MAXQDAYS - MAXQDA Virtual Conference.

Freitas, F. (2021). Memos in MAXQDA. MAXDAYS - MAXQDA Virtual Conference.

Borges, M., Rosado, A., De Oliveira, R., & Freitas, F. (2020). Portuguese football coaches’ migration: Patterns and networks in 2009-2013. Sociología Del Deporte, 1(2), 37–48.

Freitas, F. (2020). Transcription with MAXQDA. MQIC 2020 Spotlight Sessions Handouts.

Freitas, F. (2020). Using Memos in MAXQDA. MQIC 2020 Spotlight Sessions Handouts.

Rep Circle, & Freitas, F. (2019). O Presente e o Futuro da Reputação Corporativa em Portugal. Retrieved fromção-Corporativa-em-Portugal-Barómetro-Rep.Circle.pdf

Farinha, F., Freitas, F., Águeda, A., Cunha, I., & Barcelos, A. (2017). Concerns of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus and adherence to therapy - a qualitative study. Patient Preference and Adherence, Volume 11(11), 1213–1219.

Amaral, S. V., Montenegro, M., Forte, T., Freitas, F., & Cruz, M. T. G. da. (2017). Science in Theatre - An Art Project with Researchers. Journal of Creative Communications, 97325861668896.

Freitas, F., Borges, M., Rosado, A., & Oliveira, R. de. (2014). Coaches’ migration: A qualitative analysis of recruitment, motivations, and experiences. Leisure Studies, 33 (Mobile Lives. Migration, Migrants, and Meaningful Leisure). https://doi:10.1080/02614367.2014.939988.

Freitas, F. (2013). Coding qualitative data using MAXQDA 11. In Rosaline Barbour’s Introducing Qualitative Research: A Student's Guide. London: SAGE Publications. Retrieved from


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