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MAXQDA Professional Trainer:
Medha Nayak, PhD

Language(s)English, Hindi
LocationBalasore, Odisha, India


  • Starter Workshop

Method Workshops

  • Visual Tools
  • Mixed Methods
Methodological Expertise
  • Content Analysis
  • Interview Analysis
  • Picture/Drawing/Visual Analysis
Consulting Services

Consulting for research groups in social science-based research projects or individual early careers research.


I hold a PhD in Sociology and work currently for a wildlife conservation organization. A major part of my PhD was done using MAXQDA which has resulted in good academic publications. I attended MQIC 2020 and was a speaker at MAXDAYS 2021. I have conducted a few workshops at Student Conference on Conservation Science (SCCS) - Bengaluru in 2021 and 2022.

Relevant Publications

Nayak, M. & Swain, P.K. (2022). Human-Elephant Interactions: Community perspectives on conflict mitigation and Conservation mechanisms. Journal of Public Affairs. Wiley. Online ISSN:1479-1854.

Nayak, M. & Swain, P.K. (2021). Perceptions through artwork: Children’s understanding of elephants and human-elephant interactions in Balasore, India. Human Dimensions of Wildlife. Routledge-Taylor and Francis Group. Print ISSN-1087-1209

MAXDAYS21 Research Session: Understanding human and elephant interactions in northern Odisha


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