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Release 2022.2 (2022-05-18)


New Features for MAXQDA Stats. Elevate your Mixed Methods research with statistical analysis

The Stats module is available in MAXQDA Analytics Pro. Use Stats to seamlessly quantify your qualitative data and enrich your analysis with additional insights. Statistically analyze qualitative data and document variables in MAXQDA – or import and connect your data with data sets in the Excel or SAV format (for example from SPSS or Stata.)

  • Interactivity: Extended interactivity to connect results from statistical analysis with your qualitative data. Use selected cases from table outputs as filters in the Data Editor for in-depth analysis of sub-samples, such as extreme cases and outliers.
  • Compute New Variable: Compute new variables based on code distribution. You can mix code frequencies and variable values while computing new variables using standard mathematical operators.
  • Frequencies, Descriptive Statistics, Crosstabs: Extended analysis options for codes. Binarize codes and/or subcodes to analyze code existence instead of code frequency. Sum up subcodes.
  • Descriptive Statistics: Split results tables by codes or variables to compare groups.
  • Compare Groups – New Tests:
    • t-Test for Independent Samples, including the test of normal distribution with Shapiro-Wilk, and effect sizes Cohen’s d and Hedges’ g.
    • Mann-Whitney U-Test for Independent Samples
  • Analysis of Variance: Identify relevant differences of mean values with Scheffe post-hoc test and effect sizes Cohen’s d and Hedge’s g.
  • Boxplots: Extended boxplot visualization. You can now display boxplots for multiple groups at once to compare distributions.
  • Correlation: Extended option to customize correlation tables. Highlight cells by correlations or by p values. Display or hide statistical significance (p) and/or number of cases (N).
  • Scatterplots: Extended interactivity in scatterplot visualizations. Select cases directly in the visualization to remove cases or to save any group of cases as a Data Editor filter or a MAXQDA Document Set.


  • Visual Tools: Connection lines in MAXMaps models and the Code Map are now displayed in a lighter color to make the models easier to read, especially if elements names and connection lines overlap each other.
  • Visual Tools: In the Code Matrix Browser / Code Relations Browser you can now click on the column headers to sort the displayed information by frequency. This new function is available if the code system is displayed in a non-hierarchical way.
  • Visual Tools: Analyze coding patterns and frequencies with the Document Portrait visualization for multiple documents at once from the right-click context menu of selected documents.
  • Export: The Smart Publisher template was updated. Exported data now fits on a smaller number of pages which saves ressources if the report is printed out on paper.
  • Export: You can already include the favorite variable values in the export of coded segments. Now you can check and modify your favorite variables directly from the export dialogue.
  • Export: The export options of the Document Map are now all listed in one place. Click on the main “Export” icon to view all the available export options.
  • Import: The URL of a webpage imported from the MAXQDA Web Collector add-on was already stored in the document memo. Now it is also added as an external link to the document properties.
  • Interface: The tooltips that appear while hovering over a document, code, or coded segment received a design update. The new tooltips are prettier, include color information, and overall make the displayed information easier to read.
  • Search: Search for words or phrases can now be targeted to only search in code comments or paraphrases. These two new options are now available in the “Text Search & Autocode” function.
  • Summary Grid: The Summary Grid displays code occurrences with a visual indicator. Now you can switch to a numeric view to see how many times a code occurs in a document.
  • Surveys: You can already display favorite variables in the Categorize Survey Data window. Now you can check and modify your favorite variables directly in the menu ribbon.
  • Surveys: While importing survey data from Excel files, MAXQDA now ignores empty spaces at the beginning or end of variable names and values to avoid unwanted duplicates.
  • TeamCloud: Upload a user avatar image in MAXQDA TeamCloud to add some personal style to your team communication.
  • TeamCloud: MAXQDA TeamCloud now automatically creates a backup of a member’s current TeamCloud project before the member downloads the project file of a new cycle.
  • Word Explorer: Right-click on a word in the Word Cloud or a Word Frequency table and select the new context menu “Explore in Word Explorer” to analyze this word in the Word Explorer workspace.
  • Word Frequencies: MAXQDA recently introduced an improved stop list management and made it possible to choose any stop list to limit Word Cloud visualizations. In this update, the formerly necessary “Word Cloud Stop List” is transformed into a regular stop list and will no longer be created automatically for new projects.
  • Other: You can now optionally include nested subcodes while creating a subcode statistic table or chart. The new option allows you to select how many subcode levels should be included.
  • Other: You can already transform a PDF document into plain text. Now you can transform multiple PDF documents at once.
  • Other: The print dialogue now remembers additional last-used settings to make it easier to repeatedly export data using the same options.


  • Fixes an issue while modifying the number of displayed words in a Word Cloud using an unresponsive slider option. Moving the slider now correctly updates the Word Cloud visualization.
  • Fixes an issue while opening the search result table for word combinations found with the Word Explorer, where the highlighted words did not match the word combinations.
  • Fixes an issue while modifying the font in a Document Map where some icons were unresponsive. You can now use the toolbar icons to change the size, weight, and font of the document labels.
  • Fixes an issue while manually sorting variables in the Variable List of Stats where the numbering of the table was not updated. The numbering of the table is now updated every time you change the position of a variable.
  • Fixes an issue while importing subtitles/captions from YouTube data. MAXQDA was adjusted to recent changes of a third-party component so that the data is now imported correctly.
  • Fixes an issue while importing retweets from Twitter where the retweets were limited to 140 characters. Retweets are now imported in full length.
  • Fixes an issue while importing QDPX Files containing PDF documents that were created in Dedoose. PDF documents are now imported correctly.
  • Fixes an issue while importing literature data from RIS files while using MAXQDA with the Japanese interface. All subcodes are now created below the same top-level code.
  • Fixes an issue while importing data from YouTube where the subcodes for each number of replies were not created correctly.
  • Fixes an issue while displaying the number of words in a response in the Categorize Survey workspace for Japanese text data. The column now shows correct values if the user has activated the MAXDictio language option “Text language is Japanese”.
  • Fixes an issue while displaying the context menu in the code map in instances where multiple codes are clustered in one dot on the map.
  • Fixes an issue while creating the user name initials for TeamCloud avatars for user names that consist of multiple first or last names.

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