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Qualitative Research & Tools

Find tutorials about conducting Qualitative research, including resources on methodologies and software.

MAXQDA is software for Qualitative and Mixed Methods research made by VERBI GmbH. It seems to be more popular in Europe than the US, but that is changing. It is available for Windows and Mac and has a portable version. The latest version, MAXQDA 2020, was released in 2020. 

Product Qualitative
Coding
Quantitative
Text Analysis
"MAXDicto"
Statistical
Data Analysis
"Stats"

Student
2yr - 6mo ½ price
(Feb '21)

Faculty
Purchase
(Feb '21)

Standard X - - - $520
Plus X X - $95 $590
Analytics Pro X X X $110 $750

Access to MAXQDA

  • One copy of MAXQDA 2020 is available in the Digital Scholarship Center
  • A student license is available for as little as ~$50

General Resources

Other Resources

Things to know

  • Free Course licenses (120 days) available for students in classes upon professor request
  • Free Reader version lets your colleagues or advisors examine coding
  • A Getting Started Guide is available in 13 languages, including Korean, Chinese, and Spanish
  • The software interface and capabilities are exactly the same on Mac and PC