I know you through methodspace.com, and I was so excited to find this blog post. I am to start data collection soon and I have recently started exploring my options regarding the use of a CAQDAS. After looking into several programs, I am leaning towards MAXQDA. I find it more user-friendly and less complicated than its competition. I too work with a Mac and hope MAXQDA will run smoothly on my machine. I have a couple of questions:
1. Which virtualization software package have you used to install MAXQDA on your Mac? How has your experience been so far? A friend recommended VirtualBox, which is a free application.
2. You mentioned MAXQDA supporting a large qualitative conference. Could you please elaborate on this? I could not find any information on their website.