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MAXQDA – Mixed Methods and QDA Software

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.

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.

The Document System and the Code System
The Document Browser and the Retrieved Segments window

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.

Media player and transcription settings
Mixed Methods

The Mixed Methods Expert

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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Visualization and theory testing
A Report generated by MAXQDA Smart Publisher and the export menu and dialog

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.

MAXQDA Features

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

MAXQDA 30-day trial

Try the fully functional 30 day demo. Test the features either with your own data or with the example projects that are included in the demo.

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