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

MAXQDA Professional Trainer:
Prof. Lory Janelle Dance

LocationLincoln, Nebraska; Malmö, Lund, Sweden
RadiusUnited States, Scandinavia


  • Starter Workshop

Method Focus

  • Ethnography (Critical & Conventional)
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Participant Action Research
  • Portraiture
  • Grounded Theory
Methodological Expertise


  • Ethnography (Critical & Conventional)
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Participant Action Research
  • Portraiture
  • Grounded Theory
  • Archival Research
  • Life History


  • In-Depth Interviews
  • Field Observations
  • Participant Observation
  • Focus Groups
  • Unobtrusive Observations
  • Surveys designed from qualitative data
  • Video Journals
  • Intergroup Dialogue
  • Triangulation of Qualitative Methods
Consulting Services

Consulting Research Groups in Ethnographic Approaches for working with marginalized and/or underrepresented groups.


I am relatively new to MAXQDA. As an Associate Professor of Sociology and Ethnic Studies, I have been using computer assisted qualitative data analysis programs since my graduate school years at Harvard in the 1990s. During that time, Harvard computer specialists designed a program specifically for my dissertation research. Once I became a professor, I used other qualitative data analysis programs; none were as useful as the program designed at Harvard. Then, in 2012, I was introduced to MAXQDA and it is the first qualitative data analysis program that fits my needs. I am using MAXQDA to finish data analyses for two book projects based upon a triangulation of qualitative methods. I look forward to sharing my expertise with others.

Relevant Publications

Dance, L.J., R. Guitiérrez,  and M. Hermes“ (2010). More Like Jazz Than Classical: Reciprocal Interactions Among Educational Researchers and Respondents,” Harvard Educational Review, Volume 8, No. 3, Fall 2010.

 Dance, L.J. and J. Lunneblad (2011).“Bush, Volvos, and '50 Cent': The Cross-National Triangulation Challenges of a 'White' Swede and a 'Black' American,” chapter for Rethinking Race and Ethnicity in Research Methods, edited by John H. Stanfield, II.,  Left Coast Press, 2011.


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