This product option adds the MAXDictio module to the advanced qualitative analysis features of MAXQDA Standard. The MAXDictio module enables researchers to facilitate a vast range of procedures for quantitative text analysis. Included are tools for visual text exploration, content analysis, vocabulary analysis, dictionary based analysis and more.
Visual Text Exploration
Whether you are analyzing a single speech or an entire bookshelf: MAXDictio allows you to explore the content and structure of your texts without needing to read or code a single sentence in advance.
Take our Interactive Wordtree for example: It visualizes all the combinations that lead to or from any word of your choice, including a detailed display of frequencies.
This incredibly powerful feature provides a new and fascinating perspective even on texts you do know, and allows for a comprehensive overview of texts you don’t know.
Content analysis: From single words…
Whatever your style of research or unit of analysis: MAXDictio most certainly provides a tool to suit your needs.
You are interested in the use of certains terms in your material?
Use the “Keyword-in-context”-feature to display all the places of finding and their (freely definable) context in an interactive result table. One click is all that is needed to jump to the original passage in your document browser.
… to entire word combinations
Or you check out the frequencies, ranks and distribution of word combinations and filter them according to your own interests. The advanced options allow for lemmatization (to summarize words that share the same word stem), the use of stop lists, dissecting your material in conjunction with variables or codes, and more.
Of course you can also use MAXDictio to analyze frequencies, ranks and the distribution of single words in your material. Lemmatization and the use of stop lists and go lists is included, as well as the option to analyse your material in conjunction with variables or codes.
Dictionary based analysis: define categories…
Our dictionary features allow you to define categories of search terms, whose occurence you can then measure and compare. Whether you drag&drop terms from a result table, type them in, import them from a file or automatically derive them from codes: you’ll have lots of opportunities to further process them. You can compare the frequencies, ranks and distributions of your specified search terms with each other..
… and discover their value
… or analyze the frequencies for entire dictionary categories. Use the Category-Matrix-Browser to visualize your findings. Once you want to take your analysis to another level, you can automatically code your categories and all of your search terms, or transform them into document variables.
MAXDictio allows for japanese language support, makes it easy to manage multiple stop- and go-lists, and quickly summons a tag cloud for every piece of your material that you are interested in. Every result table is interactive, meaning that you just need one mouseclick to jump to the original passage in the document browser, or that you can drag and drop results from frequency tables into your dictionary. You might also code your search results with a new or existing code, and include as much context in words, sentences or paragraphs as you like. Or you export your results as excel- or even as html-files.
Video tutorial: MAXDictio meets Sherlock Holmes
This comprehensive video tutorial allows you to see every feature of MAXDictio in action – while we snoop around the Sherlock Holmes novels and short stories in regard to gender. Fascinating for anyone interested in the vast potential of quantitative text analysis – and insightful for anyone who knows Sherlock Holmes.