Doing Qualitative Research

Webinar on f4analyse

Fast, convenient and free!

In a small group, see the most important steps in 45 minutes from the comfort of your own home. Watch our presentation on your computer and ask questions via phone or chat.

we are showing you the first easy steps towards successful analysis: Every Thursday 11AM Central Europe Time - for different timezones please just ask!

Marburg Method Camp 

Intensive Methodological Training for Qualitative Researchers

We offer intensive three-day method workshops. Our courses focus on relevant steps in the research process: the interview, different methods of analysis, QDA software and presentation of results. Choose a one-day course or participate in all three days at a discounted price. Got questions? Just give us a call!

All Workshops and the description websites are in German language.

MAXQDA Complete 

Everything you need to know to use MAXQDA effectively

In two days we’ll show you what features MAXQDA offers and how to use them pragmatically in the research process and for different methodological approaches. Besides coding and working with memos, we’ll also show you how to implement mixed method approaches. You’ll get a comprehensive overview, will know how MAXQDA can help you and will be excited to plunge into your data.

Workshops all over Germany

Courses on qualitative social research and QDA Software

Please check our german website for the complete overview over more then 30 courses.


Our Lecturers


Dr. Thorsten Dresing studied pedagogy and sociology at the University of Marburg and obtained his PhD there with the dissertation “Development and Evaluation of a Hybrid Online Seminar on Textual Analysis”.

He is CEO at dr. dresing & pehl GmbH – and develops the transcription and QDA software f4, f5 and f4analyse. He also works as a free-lance lecturer for qualitative social research and has been holding workshops on f4, MAXQDA, and qualitative research for 15 years.

Dr. Thomas Kollewe is a research assistant at Frankfurter Arbeitsstelle für Medizindidaktik (Research Group for the Didactics of Medicine) in the Department of Medical Studies at Goethe University in Frankfurt. He has been holding workshops on topics in empirical social research on a free-lance basis for many years.

Before his appointment at Frankfurt he was part of the Marburg Research Group for Methods & Evaluation (MAGMA) at the Institute of Educational Science at Phillips-University Marburg.

Thorsten Pehl studied pedagogy and psychology in Marburg and Halle (Saale). He is CEO at dr. dressing & pehl GmbH – and develops the transcription and QDA software f4, f5 and f4analyse.

He free-lances as lecturer for qualitative social research with a focus on qualitative content analysis and f4analyse.

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Seitter is a professor for Continuing Education at Philipps-University Marburg.

He has been holding regular interpretation workshops on the analysis of empirical-qualitative data for many years. He also advises a group of mostly externally funded doctoral students and has a lot of experience in acquiring and leading research projects. For further information on faculty profile, external funding and advised dissertations see:

Dr. Sarah Weber studied ethnology, sociology, and historical anthropology in Freiburg i. Brsg. and holds a PhD from Ruhr-University Bochum. Her dissertation “Malta and the Boatpeople. An Ethnology of Intercultural Encounters” was awarded the dissertation prize in Cultural Studies 2013.