How MAXQDA can help you do great research

Coding qualitative data - MAXQDA's clear and structured user interface

MAXQDA is a professional software for qualitative and mixed methods data analysis for Windows and Mac, which is used by thousands of people world wide.

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.

The main four windows of the qualitative data analysis software MAXQDA work space

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Organize and Categorize your Data

Qualitative data analysis - Organize and mark your data and categories.

The clearly structured user interface of MAXQDA is divided into four windows which reflect essential work areas in the process of qualitative data analysis and allow intuitive handling.

Import data from interviews, focus groups, online surveys, web pages, images, audio and video files, spreadsheets, and RIS data easily. Attach post-it like notes (memos) and sort your data into groups.

Create your very own code system, organize, sort and use categories, and easily start to categorize your data.

Code and Retrieve

Coding qualitative data - Mark important information in your data

Mark important information in your data with different codes by using regular codes, colors, symbols, or emoticons.

Organize your thoughts and theories in memos and stick them to any element of your project.

Retrieve coded segments quickly and efficiently and make use of powerful search tools with automatic coding options.

Code and transcribe audio and video files

Code with words, symbols and the new emoticons

The MAXQDA Multimedia Browser enables to code audio and video files directly without having to create a transcript.

The coded segments are treated like any other segments in MAXQDA. You can retrieve, comment and assign a weight to these segments in t he same way as with other segments.

Advantage: MAXQDA 11 has extended transcription functions with which you can e. g. adapt the speed or the sound volume of your audio and video files.

The Mixed Methods Expert

MAXQDA offers a lot of helpful Mixed Methods and qualitative analysis functions

Integrate quantitative methods or data into your project. MAXQDA offers excellent Mixed Methods features to include variables or to quantify the results of your qualitative analysis.

MAXQDAplus comes with 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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Data Visualisation and Theory Testing

Present your results with the qda software MAXQDA Visual Tools.

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 Reports and Illustrations

With MAXQDA it is easy to present the results of your qualitative data analysis.

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

Create good looking and ready-to-print reports including title page and table of contents to easily share your results with team members or advisors.

Or use MAXMaps to create professional maps that visualize the result of your analysis on a new level.

MAXQDA Features

Features of MAXQDA for Windows and Mac OS XTake a look at the features of MAXQDA and compare versions with each other.

MAXQDA features

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