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What is MAXQDA?

MAXQDA is a world leading software for qualitative and mixed methods analysis. Powerful, yet easy to use – for every step of your research process.


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The new MAXQDA 12

Get a tour of all the new features in MAXQDA 12 for Windows and Mac OS X. Focus group analysis, twitter connection, new visualisations and more.


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MAXQDA Training Center

New users will find it easy to learn MAXQDA in our “Get Started” section. We also have free manuals and lots of training opportunities.


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Free 30 Day Trial

Try MAXQDA for 30 days with this fully functional demo version. Unlock at any time to continue your work with the full version.


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Flexible License Options

Licenses for every need – for students, for institutions, for pc labs, for companies. Standard, network and USB version available.


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  • Easy to learn and very efficient to use. Thanks to the elegant and straightforward design of MAXQDA, you can easily translate flashes of insights into descriptive and theoretical codes, analytical models in the form of hierarchical code system, and various types of memos, without being bothered by complicated technicalities.

    Ikuya Sato, Professor of Sociology and Organizational Science, Hitotsubashi University, Graduate School of Commerce and Management, Japan, Tokyo
  • I have used MAXQDA as my primary recommended qualitative data analysis software program since 2005, when I began facilitating Spanish-language projects and MAXQDA was the only program with full documentation in Spanish. Since that time, I have taught MAXQDA in a wide variety of settings including education, government, and non-profit organizations.

    Karen Andes, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Hubert Department of Global Health – Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, USA
  • What I like about MAXQDA is its ease of use (a low learning curve), the depth and breadth of its classifiaction and analysis functions, and the possibiltiy of conducting different kinds of qualitative or texts analysis simultaneously.

    Warren A. Hodge, Ph.D., University of North Florida, Department of Counseling and Educational Leadership, USA
  • The ability to easily import string and numeric selection variables provides an invaluable tool for relating complementary quantitative and qualitative research strategies. This and other features have made MAXQDA particularly well-suited for integrating ethnographic and epidemiological methods for a cultural epidemiology of various health problems.

    Mitchell Weiss, MD, PhD, Professor and Head, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland


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MAXQDA is a professional software for qualitative and mixed methods data analysis for Windows and Mac, which is used by thousands of people worldwide. Released in 1989 it has a long history of providing researchers with powerful, innovative and easy to use analytical tools that help make a research project successful. Analyze interviews, reports, tables, online surveys, focus groups, videos, audio files, literature, images, and more.

Easily organize and categorize any kind of unstructured data, search and retrieve information, test theories and create impressive illustrations and reports. MAXQDA has transcription tools onboard and multimedia functionality to directly analyze all kinds of media files. Outstanding mixed methods features allow for a direct connection of standardized quantitative data to your qualitative information.