Francisco Freitas is a researcher and data analyst. Throughout the years, he has taken part in several multidisciplinary research teams, holding extensive experience in the field of qualitative and quantitative research methods. His research practice encompasses all the stages of data collection, management and analysis, along with mapping and spatial analysis tools rendering. Francisco works regularly as a software instructor, research methods lecturer, and project consultant in Portugal and abroad.

Personal identification

Full name
Francisco Freitas

Citation names

  • Freitas, Francisco

Author identifiers

Ciência ID

Email addresses

  • ff@datadive.eu (Professional)


  • http://www.ces.uc.pt/investigadores/cv/francisco_freitas.php (Professional)
  • https://www.maxqda.com/workshoptrainer/francisco-freitas (Professional)
  • https://www.linkedin.com/in/freitasfrancisco/ (Professional)


Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
English Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Intermediate (B1) Advanced (C1)
Spanish; Castilian Intermediate (B1) Advanced (C1) Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1)
French Beginner (A1) Intermediate (B1) Beginner (A1) Beginner (A1)
Portuguese Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1)
Italian Beginner (A1) Intermediate (B1) Beginner (A1) Beginner (A1)


Designation Funders
2011 - 2016/12 Strange Mirrors, Unsuspected Lessons: Leading Europe to a new way of sharing the world experiences
European Research Council
2010 - 2013/02 The semantics of tolerance and (anti-)racism in Europe: public bodies and civil society on a comparative perspective
European Commission


Designation Funders
2014 - 2015/07/31 The importance of being digital. Exploring digital scholarship and digital methods
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2010 - 2013/12/31 Participatory Budgeting as innovative tool for reinventing local institutions in Portugal and Cape Verde? A critical analysis of performance and transfers.
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2010 - 2013/03/31 Assessing the “One Country, Two Systems” Formula: The role of Macau in China´s Relations with the EU and the Portuguese Speaking Countries
Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Economia, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2007 - 2011/01/31 Atlantic Waves: Brazilian Immigration in Portugal
Universidade de Lisboa Centro de Investigação em Sociologia Económica e das Organizações, Portugal

ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa Centro de Investigação e Estudos de Sociologia, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2003 - 2007/09/30 European territories in a comparative perspective
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia


Encyclopedia entry
  1. Freitas, Francisco. "Spaces of the Commons". edited by Leal Filho, Walter;; Azul, Anabela Marisa;; Brandli, Luciana;; {\. Springer International Publishing, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71061-7_85-1.
Journal article
  1. Freitas, Francisco. "Disaster, reconstruction, and data for social good: the case of wildfires in Portugal". International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment (2019): http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/ijdrbe-06-2019-0035.
  2. Amaral, S.V.; Montenegro, M.; Forte, T.; Freitas, F.; Cruz, M.T.G.D.. "Science in Theatre—An Art Project with Researchers". Journal of Creative Communications 12 1 (2017): 13-30. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85018774800&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  3. Farinha, F.; Freitas, F.; Águeda, A.; Cunha, I.; Barcelos, A.. "Concerns of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus and adherence to therapy - a qualitative study". Patient Preference and Adherence 11 (2017): 1213-1219. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85026247551&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  4. Borges, M.; Rosado, A.; de Oliveira, R.; Freitas, F.. "Coaches’ migration: a qualitative analysis of recruitment, motivations and experiences". Leisure Studies 34 5 (2015): 588-602. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84942821760&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  5. Freitas, Francisco. "T´itulo da página electrónica: EM-DAT, The International Disaster Database". Revista Cr´itica de Ciências Sociais 94 (2011): http://rccs.revues.org/1616.
  6. Freitas, Francisco. "T´itulo da página electrónica: Graphic Sociology". Revista Cr´itica de Ciências Sociais 94 (2011): http://rccs.revues.org/1618.
Thesis / Dissertation
  1. Freitas, Francisco. "Ondas de calor em Portugal : impacto humano e regimes de regulação de risco". 2011. http://hdl.handle.net/10316/21500.


Activity description Institution / Organization
2013/12/07 - 2013/12/07 Consultoria sobre utilização de software na análise e tratamento de dados qualitativos com equipa da Agência Nacional para a Gestão do Programa de Aprendizagem ao Longo da Vida (AN-PROALV)
2013/11/18 - 2013/11/18 Consultoria sobre utilização de software na análise e tratamento avançado de dados qualitativos com equipa do Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia (LNEG).
2012/12/18 - 2012/12/18 Consultoria para implementação de software de análise e tratamento qualitativo no Projeto “Redes de Inovação em Portugal: Intensidade dos Fluxos, Spillovers do Conhecimento e Desempenho Empresarial" (UAlg, ISEGI/UNL, CIS/ISCTE) [PTDC/CS-GEO/102961/2008].