MAXQDA Professional Trainer:
Prof. Larissa Gata

Language(s)English, Filipino (Bicolano)
LocationMetro Manila, Philippines
RadiusPhilippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Brunei, Thailand, Japan Korea, China
  • Starter Workshop
  • Visualizations (Method Focus)
  • Qualitative Evaluation (Method Focus)
  • Mixed Methods (Method Focus)
  • Program Evaluation (Method Focus)
Methodological Expertise

Grounded Theory, Qualitative Evaluation, Content Analysis, Online Research

Consulting Services

Consulting Research Groups in Social Research in general and Sociology in particular, Environmental Sociology, Environmental Justice, Gender, Race and Ethnicity, Natural Resources Governance, and Climate Change


I hold a PhD in Sociology and Masters in Sociology and in Forestry. I have used MAXQDA for my dissertation work in analyzing qualitative interviews based on Grounded Theory Methodology. I hold sessions to teach colleagues on various qualitative methods using MAXQDA. I have been using MAXQDA in my research work since 2010, the methods and results of which I share in the workshops/sessions I conduct. I am also willing to extend my consulting services to interested research groups.

Relevant Publications

Gata, Ma. Larissa Lelu P. 2016. “Abeyance Structures for an Environmental Social Movement: The Case of the US Bases Cleanup Campaign in the Philippines.” Asia Life Sciences: The Asian International Journal of Life Sciences 25(2):649-661.

Gata, Ma. Larissa Lelu P. 2014. Community-based Strategies to Climate Change Adaptation: A Teaching-Learning Module on Innovation for Inclusive Development. UNIID-SEA and AUN Fellowship Grant. Bangkok, Thailand.

Gata, Ma. Larissa Lelu P. 2014. “Environmental Inequalities among Indigenous People in the Philippines: The Case of the Tagbanua in Tara Islands, Philippines”. Journal of Environment and Development 5(1):31-38.

Gata, Ma. Larissa Lelu P. 2012. “Transnational Advocacy Networks in Climate Change Action: An Exploratory Research on Agency in Earth System Governance.” APN Workshop on Climate Change Governance in Asia Pacific. 2012 March 14-16. Canberra, Australia.

Gata, Ma. Larissa Lelu P. 2011. “A Filipino Transnational Advocacy Network: A Case Study of the US Bases Clean-Up campaign in the Philippines and the United States of America.” Ph.D. Dissertation. Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law, University of Florida.

Gata, Ma. Larissa Lelu P. 2007. “Notions of Environmental Justice: A Third World Perspective [Abstract]. Faculty Diversity and Environmental Justice Research Symposium. 2007 June 7-9. Ann Arbor, Michigan. University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment.

Pulhin, Juan M. and Ma. Larissa Lelu C. Pesimo-Gata. 2003. “Creating Space for Local Forest Management: The Case of the Bicol National Park, Region V, Philippines”. Pp. 53-65 in Creating Space for Local Forest Management, edited by A. P. Contreras. Manila: De La Salle University Press. (ISBN: 971-555-459-8)

Camacho, Jose, Pesimo-Gata, Ma. Larissa Lelu and Maria H. Magpantay. 2001. “Weavers of Hope: A Case Study on the Abaca Weavers in Bicol Region, Philippines.” In A Compedium of Case Studies for Gender Sensitivity Training, Gender Analysis and Gender-Responsive Planning, UP Los Baños Gender Program for Rural Development, National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women and the Canadian International Development Agency. Manila, Philippines.

Pesimo-Gata, Ma. Larissa Lelu C. 2001. “Tools for Gender Analysis.” Training Module for Gender Responsive Research. Manila: Foundation for Philippine Environment.

Pesimo-Gata, Ma. Larissa Lelu C. 1999. “Sa Aking Kabataan… Sa Aking Katandaan.” Pp. 20-28 in Palitaw: Mga Hamon ng Buhay: A Centennial Book on Gender, edited by M. Hoque. Laguna,

Philippines: UPLB Gender Program for Rural Development.

Phone+63 905-297-2346

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