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MAXQDA is a software program that allows you to code and analyze your qualitative research. It allows you to code faster and more efficiently.

This Guide will help you:

  • Understand the basics of MAXQDA
  • Import your data
  • Learn how to do basic coding
  • Become competent in running reports on your coded data and exporting these reports

MAXQDA Instruction

Melissa is teaching MAXQDA workshops. You can sign-up here.

Melissa is also offering individual MAXQDA sessions via Zoom if you can't make a workshop. Please email her to make an appointment or sign up via LibCal.

Library Resources to Help with MAXQDA

Accessing MAXQDA on Campus

MAXQDA is available at the following locations on campus:

  • Learning Commons at Woodruff Library (MAXQDA is on the nine windows computers on the first floor).
  • Woodruff Health Sciences Library.

Purchasing MAXQDA

MAXQDA Plus for students and Ph.D. candidates:

  • $47 for one semester
  • $95 for 24 months 

If you are an instructor teaching qualitative methods, you can get free course licenses for your students.

*** To purchase, you'll need to have proof of your student status (a student ID is fine).

*** Prices may fluctuate a bit based on the exchange rate.

*** You can try MAXQDA on a free 14-day trial.

Opening up MAXQDA

When you open MAXQDA, this screen will  greet you. You will see your user name and you can open an existing project or start a new one. 


MAXQDA Online Manuals

MAXQDA has a searchable comprehensive manual.

MAXQDA also offers video tutorials

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Melissa Hackman