MAXQDAplus – where MAXQDA meets quantitative text analysis
MAXQDAplus is the extended version of MAXQDA and enables researchers to facilitate quantitative text analysis into qualitative research projects.
All quantitative text analysis features are gathered in the MAXDictio module: quantitative content analysis, vocabulary analysis and dictionary creation.
Dictionary based analysis
With MAXDictio, users cannot only export and import dictionaries from MS Office programs but also build their own word-based dictionaries, analyze texts by specific criteria and filter the results by numeric data. Words from the word frequency table can be transferred into the dictionary simply by clicking on them.
Analyze your documents with deep insight into word frequeny among just one document or groups of documents. Compare which topics are mentioned more or less often in interviews or articles from different city neighbourhoods and even turn word frequencies into variables for statistical analysis.
The MAXDictio Coder allows you to conduct a classic quantiative content analysis: count dictionary words across documents or even in coded segments! With this tool you can easily find out how many times a search string you associated to the dictionary “Happiness” appears in any segment coded with “Career”.
Here is a complete list of MAXDictio features:
- Word frequencies in the whole text document or in marked passages
- Word frequencies in document groups or in document sets, which have been put together based on textual criteria
- Free definition of text units (overlapping is possible)
- Editing texts and assigning them to text units is possible at any time throughout the process
- Exportability of the outcomes of the frequency-analysis to MS-Office programs (such as Excel or Word) and to SPSS, and through use of the Windows clipboard
- Index of selected words of one or more texts
- Possibility of jumping from each index entry to the underlying text passage
- Limitation of the analysis by Go-lists (containing a list of words which should be analyzed exclusively) and Stop-lists (which contain a list of words which should be blocked for analysis)
- Selective analysis by specific criteria, such as the value of socio-demographic variables, filtering by numeric data
- Building of word-based dictionaries
- Transfer of words from the word frequency table into the dictionary (by clicking on them)
- Export and import of dictionaries from MS Office programs (e.g. from Excel)
- Coding using of word-based dictionaries
- Results from the coder as editable and easy to sort Excel-like table
- Further processing of the results in SPSS and Excel
- Creation of a validation file for verification of codes
- A total integration into MAXQDA, which provides access to convenient functions such as “keyword-in-context” or automatic coding of text passages