Online MAXQDA Tutorial
This page provides the step by step online tutorials for using the Five-Level QDA method with MAXQDA.
These MAXQDA videos supplement our textbook Qualitative Analysis using MAXQDA: The Five-Level QDA method.
They take the key learning points to bring the Five-Level QDA method to life and help you harness MAXQDA powerfully.
Videos are organised as follows:
Component Orientation videos supplement the descriptions in Chapter 5 about how each MAXQDA component works - illustrating "what is going on" in the program.
The Case Illustration videos supplement the real-world projects described in Chapters 8 and 9 - demonstrating the stages, phases, and analytic tasks undertaken and how they were accomplished in MAXQDA.
The Harnessing Components videos supplement Chapter 6, demonstrating different ways that the MAXQDA components can be harnessed, and how Analytic Planning Worksheets have been designed and can be used.
As well as these tutorials, we also provide tailored, face to face or online MAXQDA training for you, either individually, or for groups of researchers. Please see either our coaching or training pages for more information.
Please note these videos are not intended as stand-alone instruction. They assume you have read the read the relevant sections referred to in the videos as the videos do not repeat this information. If you would like to order a book please see the Routledge website.
Five-Level QDA is a registered trademark. If you are an instructor and would like to use the videos in your courses to accompany the text, please get in touch.
Component Orientation Videos in MAXQDA (Ch 5)
These orientations supplement the descriptions in Chapter 5 about how each component works - they let you know "what is going on" in the program. When you need detailed information about operating the programme, you will then be well prepared to consult the latest version of the online MAXQDA Manuals.
Index of instructional videos (click title to jump to video):
Component Orientation (Ch 5)
A demonstration of the Document Portrait CHART, the Codeline, the Document Comparison CHART, the Statistic of Document Variables CHART and the Statistic of Sub-codes CHART. Other videos in this series show other MAXQDA visualisations, including the Interactive Word Tree, Tag Clouds, Matrix Browsers and MAPS.
The Analytic Planning Worksheet (Ch 6)
16. The strategies levels of the Analytical Planning Worksheet
A demonstration of the layout and workings of the Analytic Planning Worksheet, focusing on the strategies levels in the top sections of the Worksheet.
17. The tactics levels of the Analytic Planning Worksheet
A demonstration of the translation of analytic tasks into software tactics, as described in Chapter 6
Harnessing Components in MAXQDA
21. Introduction to Harnessing Component videos
22. MAXQDA Code: contrasting uses
Two real-world project examples to illustrate two contrasting ways of harnessing MAXQDA codes.
Illustration of components in Microsoft Word
This video demonstrates what we mean by components, using the example of cut-and-paste in Microsoft Word. See Chapter 3, page 47, for a full discussion.
MAXQDA Coded Segments
This video introduces CODED-SEGMENTS.
Part 1 shows creating, storing and simple retrieval of CODED-SEGMENTS.
Part 2 shows complex retrieval of CODED-SEGMENTS using the Coding Query.
Part 3 shows counting and comparing CODED-SEGMENTS using the Code Matrix Browser, Code Relations Browser and Crosstabs.
Part 4 shows other ways of interrogating CODED-SEGMENTS, using Typology Tables and Configuration Tables.
This video introduces MAPS.
Part 1 provides a general overview and introduces Creative Coding mode.
Part 2 introduces Models which are a special type of MAP for visualising associations between components.
This video introduces CHARTS.
Part 1 shows the Document Portrait CHART, the Code line and the Document Comparison CHART.
Part 2 shows the Statistic of Document Variables CHART and the Statistic of Sub-codes CHART.
Other videos in this series show other MAXQDA visualisations, including the Interactive Word Tree, Tag Clouds, Matrix Browsers and MAPS.
The Analytic Planning Worksheet (Ch 6)
The following resources supplement the section in Chapter 6 on how Analytic Planning Worksheets have been designed and are used:
An overview of the real-world research project (called the "DMO project") which is used to illustrate the following videos and the accompanying Analytic Planning Worksheets.
PART 1 - The strategies levels of the Analytic Planning Worksheet
This video demonstrates demonstrates the layout and workings of the Analytic Planning Worksheet, focusing on the strategies levels in the top sections of the Worksheet.
First please download and read the overview of the DMO project which is used in the following resources.
You can also download here a MS Word template of the Analytic Planning Worksheet which can be used as is, or adapted for your needs.
PART 2 - The tactics levels of the Analytic Planning Worksheet
This video focuses on the bottom sections of the Worksheet which facilitate the translation of analytic tasks into software tactics, as described in Chapter 6.
Please download here the completed Analytic Planning Worksheet/MAXQDA for Phase 3 of the 'DMO project', which is illustrated in the following video.
MAXQDA Case Illustrations (Chs 8 & 9)
These videos are a supplement to the cases illustrations in Chapters 8 and 9. The videos demonstrate the stages, phases, and analytic tasks described in the chapters.
Case illustration of a straightforward project: A literature review
The five demonstration videos bring to life the whole project stage by stage.
We assume that you have watched the Component Orientation videos and read the description of the project in Chapter 8 because the demonstrations do not repeat this information.
This series of videos illustrate MAXQDA 18.
Case illustration of a sophisticated project: A thematic analysis
The four demonstration videos bring to life the whole project stage by stage. We assume that you have watched the Component Orientation videos and read the description of the project in Chapter 9 because the demonstrations do not repeat this information.
The two translation videos demonstrate in detail the translation process for two of the analytic tasks listed in Chapter 9, and include a dialogue with the case contributor, Christian Schmeider, about the pros and cons of how the project was conducted in MAXQDA. The associated Analytic Planning Worksheets are downloadable below as PDFs.
Because there are always different ways to fulfill an analytic task, the two translation videos also demonstrate contrasting ways to translate the same analytic task, and we discuss the pros and cons of each way.
These two translation videos and their accompanying PDFs will be available soon. Please contact us here if you would like to be informed when these videos are added.
Harnessing Components in MAXQDA
This is the final set of videos that is the culmination of the instruction.
Each video demonstrates different ways that the same component can be harnessed. The accompanying PDFs provides the Analytic Planning Worksheets for the demonstrated analytic tasks (see Chapter 6 above for a refresher on Analytic Planning Worksheets).
MAXQDA Code: contrasting uses
This video refers to Chapter 9, which we recommend you read before watching. Click here if you would like to download the Mini-Case description of the other project discussed in this video.
Many thanks to Daniel Rasch and Christian Schmeider for making their projects available to us to produce this video.