MAXQDA Visual Tools
Unique Visualization Features for every Purpose
Manually or automatically create maps with this integrated mapping tool.
Visualize which codes occur in which documents – either with symbols or numerically.
Visualize code co-ocurrencies in your data for new insights or developing theories.
Text Comparison Chart
Compare your coding work across multiple documents for each of your paragraphs.
Create an image of all of the codes in a document for easy comparison of data.
Find out which are the most frequently used words in your documents.
MAXMaps – Create impressive Graphics
MAXMaps, the multi-functional graphics tool of MAXQDA, allows you to display your analytical process and its results in constant “live” connection to your data. Moreover, you may use the tool completely independently of your database in order to illustrate any given process, hypothesis or pattern in a graphic or diagram with an outstanding level of free creativity. Maps can also be a valuable tool for scientific explanation and can help to visualize complex relationships and theories.
For example, you can display:
- The relationships between different codes and categories
- An overview of facts and phenomena in the research field
- The different memos belonging to a document or a group of documents
- The context or important facts of a study, e.g. photographs of locations or persons
- The research design and characteristics of the sample
- A time table of the research project
The MAXQDA Code-Matrix-Browser offers you a completely new way of visualizing the distribution of codes throughout a selection or all of your texts. You will appreciate the easy and intuitive handling of the Code-Matrix-Browser.
The matrix provides an overview of how many text segments from each text have been assigned a specific code and can be exported to a variety of formats.
See the overlapping of your codes
The Code-Relations-Browser shows the overlapping of your codes in a chosen document. This makes it easy to quickly identify possible connections between codes. The tool is also a good way to test the quality of your code system.
Text Comparison Chart
Visual comparison of documents
A single mouse click presents a striking picture, comparing texts at a glance and letting you know which codes were assigned in which paragraphs. You are completely free to decide which codes and texts should be included in the comparison.
Show a document as an image
The Document Portrait displays any text as a „painting“ of either all or specific, selected codes assigned throughout this text. Choose colors for your code to assist you in your analysis, e.g. a special color for emotional factors (red) or economical factors (green).
With one look at a Document Portrait you will be able to tell which factors played an important role at what point of your interviews. You can of course change the assignement of colors at any time throughout your analytical process with a few clicks.
The MAXQDA Codeline offers a fast and comprehensive view of the codes assigned to a text to enhance your text analysis. The diagram is interactive – just click on a symbol in a cell of the matrix and the text passage will show up in your document window.
Use the MAXQDA Tag Cloud to quickly see which words are used in your documents. The different font sizes tells you right away which words were used the most and which words were used less.
Tag clouds offer you a simple way to visualize the most frequently used words in a document. Furthermore, MAXQDA puts the words in alphabetical order.
Further visualization features:
Flexible color assignments
MAXQDA offers you more than 1,000,000 colors to use with your qualitative analysis. Assign them freely to codes, subcodes or texts.
Color assignments are user-controlled and can be used functionally, not just merely an aesthetic accessory. You can set any of your color stripes to invisible to allow you to work as easily and organized as possible (e.g. you can hide codings from another team member or from a specific code).
Stay with your proven routines: the MAXQDA Color-Coding allows you to read through your text and mark certain text segments with Color Codes just like using a textmarker on paper work for the first non-interpretative reading.
10 Different Memo Types
A wide range of memo types allow you to define specific types of memos (e.g. theoretical memos, literature memos, important information or questions). All of your memos are accessible at any time in the MAXQDA Memo Manager. You can export specific or all of your memos at any time.
Every memo is displayed in your MAXQDA project like a “Post-It” note. Just double-click to open it.
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