MAXQDA Professional 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

  • Content Analysis
  • Critical Discourse Analysis
  • Dashboards
  • Data Collection
  • Data Management
  • Data Preparation
  • Data Processing
  • Data Refinement
  • Digital Methods
  • Focus Groups
  • Grounded Theory
  • Mixed Methods
  • Reporting Results
  • Spatial Integration and Analysis
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Survey Research
  • Text Mining
  • Thematic Analysis
  • Visual Methods
  • Visualisations
Methodological Expertise

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 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 and consultant in Portugal and abroad. His special research interests include risk, regulation, research methodologies, data management, and big data.

Relevant Publications

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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