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MAXQDA – Professional Software for Qualitative & Mixed Methods Research

MAXQDA is a professional software for qualitative and mixed methods data analysis. The software is available as a universal app for Windows and Mac OS X and can help you analyze all kinds of unstructured data like interviews, articles, media, surveys, twitter, and more.

Released in 1989 MAXQDA has a long history of providing researchers with powerful, innovative and easy to use analytical tools that help make a research project successful. The latest version MAXQDA 12 was released in September 2015 (All the new features of MAXQDA 12)

Always one step ahead of the competition – 100% research power on Windows & Mac OS X

Universal Software – Universal Project Files – Fully compatible – Easily switch platforms

Organize and Categorize your Data

Use MAXQDA to manage your whole research projects. Import data from interviews, focus groups, online surveys, web pages, images, audio and video files, spreadsheets, bibliographical data and even twitter tweets easily.

Organize your material in groups, link relevant quotes to each other, and share and compare work with other members of your team. Your project is always flexible and your code system can be expanded or refined, just like your research.


Code and Retrieve

Mark important information in your data with different codes by using regular codes, colors, symbols, or emoticons. Code quickly via drag & drop or with automatic coding for search words and organize your thoughts and theories in memos, that can be stuck to any element of your project.

Retrieve coded segments quickly and efficiently with just one click, or make use of powerful search tools to test and develop new theories.

Analyse and transcribe media

It’s your choice. Use MAXQDA to code audio and video files directly without creating a transcript first. Or transcribe your media to analyse the written text instead – while always staying connected to the original media clips. MAXQDA has extended transcription functions with which you can adapt the speed or the sound volume of your audio and video files and use foot pedals to speed up the transcription.

Media clips are treated like any other segments in MAXQDA. You can code, retrieve, comment and assign a weight to these segments in the same way as with other segments.

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Mixed Methods

The Mixed Methods Expert – Integrate demographics

Integrate quantitative methods or data deeply into your project. Link qualitative data to demographic variables, quantify the results of your qualitative analysis or calculate statistical frequencies.

The advanced version MAXQDAplus additionaly includes the add-on module MAXDictio, which adds quantitative text analysis functionality to MAXQDA, so you can easily analyze vocabulary or text content.

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Visualization and Theory Testing

Automatically or manually generate stunning visualizations of your data. Look at your data from a completely new perspective for new insight or theory testing.

Share your results by exporting them into impressive images to use in your reports and presentations. Or create extensive maps with the on-board mapping tool MAXMaps.

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Export and Reports

MAXQDA does not lock your data in. Export parts of your project, single documents, search results or the whole project into multiple file formats, like Excel, Word, Images or XML.

Continue your analysis in a statistical software or print out a layouted report including title page and table of contents to easily share your results with team members or advisors.

Work with any Language in MAXQDA

MAXQDA offers a variety of possibilities to work with different languages. Not only is the User Interface available in numerous languages but also your analysis can be conducted in every single language of the world. The fact that MAXQDA supports Unicode makes it possible to import and analyze documents in any script and language.

Learn MAXQDA with your preferred language! Our Getting Started Guides are available in many different languages. Additionally, our international Professional Trainer Network provides the opportunity to book and participate MAXQDA Workshops in lots of different languages.

Languages in MAXQDA

Feature list

Want to know more about the tools MAXQDA can offer you for your research? Here is a complete list of the features of MAXQDA.

MAXQDA features

30 day demo

Try MAXQDA for 30 days with the fully functional trial version. Test the features either with your own data or with the example projects that are included in the demo.

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100% on Windows & Mac

MAXQDA 12 is designed from the ground up for both Windows and Mac computers, providing researchers with an identical user experience and equal access to MAXQDA’s powerful research tools.

Mac & Windows

MAXQDA for Mac

If you are looking for a QDA software for Mac with 100% functionality and research power that facilitates teamwork between Mac and Windows users, compare MAXQDA for Mac to the competition!

MAXQDA for Mac