MAXQDA Professional Trainer:
MD, PhD, Abraham A. Salinas-Miranda

Language(s) English, Spanish
Location Tampa, FLorida andManagua, Nicaragua
Radius USA, Lateinamerika, Karibik

Standard Workshops

Starter Workshop

Method-Focused Workshops

Qualitative Evaluation

Mixed Methods

Methodological Expertise
  • Focus group research
  • Qualitative evaluation
  • Thematic analysis
  • Online research
  • Key informant interviews
  • Delphi panels
  • Photovoice
  • Participatory action research
  • Mixed methods
  • Systematic reviews using qualitative and quantitative syntheses methods (doctoral level background in epidemiology and qualitative research)
Consulting Services

Consulting for Research Groups in Social Science-based Research, or Individual Classes


I hold a MD degree (Nicaragua) and PhD in Community and Family Health (social-behavioral sciences, public health, US-trained). My post-doctoral research was on community-based participatory research. I have been a MAXQDA-user since 2008 and MAXQDA Ambassador since 2014. I have given several lectures and workshops in mixed methods in Spanish (Doctoral Program in the Health Sciences at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua) and the English language. In the USA, I have been an investigator of focus group research projects, qualitative evaluation, and grants using mixed methods, where I have used various MAXQDA functions and features. I am currently the lead instructor of the graduate course “Family & Community Violence in Public Health” (USF), where I teach my students how to apply social constructivism and narrative analysis of media portraying family violence. I have mentored numerous students in the use of MAXQDA in English (Tampa, FL) and Spanish (Nicaragua). I have also trained community members in qualitative data analysis (CBPR projects) in the USA and even remotely in developing country setting (Ecuador and Nicaragua).

Relevant Publications

Publications using MAXQDA: 

  • Salinas-Miranda, A., King, L., Salihu, H. (2017). Exploring the Life Course Perspective in Maternal and Child Health through Community-Based Participatory Focus Groups: Social Risks Assessment. Journal of Health Disparities Research & Practice. 10 (1), Pp.143-166.
  • Salinas-Miranda AA, Shaffer-Hudkins EJ, Bradley-Klug KL, Monroe AD. (2014). Student and resident perspectives on professionalism: beliefs, challenges, and suggested teaching strategies. Int J Med Educ. 5:87-94. Epub May 10, 2014. doi: 10.5116/ijme.5334.7c8d.
  • Salinas A, Smith JC, Armstrong K. (2011). Engaging fathers in behavioral parent training: listening to fathers' voices. J Pediatr Nurs. 26(4):304-11. Epub 2011/07/06. doi: 10.1016/j.pedn.2010.01.008. PubMed PMID: 21726780.
Phone 813-974-7069

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