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MAXQDA is the best choice for your discourse analysis. It works with a wide range of data types and offers powerful tools to analyze textual data, such as coding, visualization, mixed methods, statistical, and quantitative content analysis tools.

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Discourse analysis software for Windows and Mac

MAXQDA is the best choice for your discourse analysis. It works with a wide range of data types and offers powerful tools to analyze textual data, such as coding, visualization, mixed methods, statistical, and quantitative content analysis tools.

Developed by and for researchers – since 1989

Having used several qualitative data analysis software programs, there is no doubt in my mind that MAXQDA has advantages over all the others. In addition to its remarkable analytical features for harnessing data, MAXQDA’s stellar customer service, online tutorials, and global learning community make it a user friendly and top-notch product.

Sally S. Cohen – NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing

Discourse Analysis is Faster and Smarter with MAXQDA

MAXQDA makes discourse analysis faster and easier than ever before. Analyze all kinds of data – from texts to images and audio/video files, websites, tweets, focus group discussions, survey responses, and much more. MAXQDA is at once powerful and easy-to-use, innovative and user-friendly, as well as the only leading QDA software that is 100% identical on Windows and Mac.

All-in-one Discourse Analysis Software

As your all-in-one Discourse Analysis Software, MAXQDA can be used to manage your entire research project. Easily import a wide range of data types such as text documents, interview transcripts, focus groups, online surveys, web pages, images, audio and video files, spreadsheets, bibliographic data, YouTube data, and even tweets. Organize your data in groups, link relevant quotes to each other, use MAXQDA’s powerful tools designed to facilitate your discourse analysis, and share and compare work with your team members. Your project file stays flexible and you can expand and refine your category system as you go to suit your research.

All-in-one Discourse Analysis Software MAXQDA: Import of documents
Coding Qualitative Data With Discourse Analysis Software MAXQDA

Code and retrieve

MAXQDA is a Discourse Analysis Software that is easy-to-use and can be used to mark important information in your data with different codes, colors, symbols, or emoticons. Because time is precious, you can create codes with just one click and apply them to your data quickly via drag & drop. MAXQDA as the #1 Discourse Analysis Software offers Text Search tools that allow you to explore your documents without coding or reading them first. Search for keywords and automatically code them with just a few clicks. Organize your thoughts and theories in memos that can be linked to any element of your project. Retrieve your coded segments with one click or use MAXQDA’s powerful summary tools to test and develop new theories.

Capture your ideas while analyzing

Great ideas will often occur to you while you perform your discourse analysis. Using MAXQDA as your thematic analysis software, you can create memos to store your ideas, such as research questions and objectives, or you can use memos for paraphrasing passages into your own words. Memos are also great for creating audit trails. By attaching memos like post-it notes to text passages, texts, document groups, images, audio/video clips, and of course codes, you can easily retrieve them at a later stage. The unique MAXQDA memo manager and lexical search function guarantee immediate access to every single memo at any time.

Using Discourse Analysis Software MAXQDA to Organize Your Qualitative Data: Memo Tools
Search and Autocoding with Discourse Analysis Software MAXQDA

Advanced search functions

When performing discourse analysis, you might want to analyze a large amount of text which can be time-consuming and overwhelming. Luckily Discourse Analysis Software like MAXQDA can help. Search for keywords (and even entire dictionaries of keywords) in your data, memos, comments, paraphrases, and coded segments, and automatically code them with just a few clicks. Make use of the advanced search functions that offer you everything you might expect from professional Discourse Analysis Software – and with the integration of retrieval and lemma functions, Boolean operators, and wildcards, probably a little more.

Summarize your discourse analysis

A discourse analysis can be overwhelming, but with MAXQDA as your Discourse Analysis Software, you have an easy-to-use solution. Among other tools, MAXQDA’s overview and summary tables are especially useful for aggregating your content analysis results. MAXQDA offers overview tables for almost everything, codes, memos, coded segments, links, and so on. Use our summary grids and summary tables to keep summaries of which codes and variables appear in each respective project or document: another level of analysis that means you’ll never lose track of the bigger picture. Of course, you can easily export your overview and summary tables and integrate them into your publication.

Visual text exploration with MAXQDA's Word Tree
Analytical results filtered after themes this using the Discourse Analysis Software MAXQDA

Quantitative evaluation of themes

Quantitative aspects can also be relevant when conducting a discourse analysis. Using MAXQDA as your Discourse Analysis software enables you to employ a vast range of procedures for the quantitative evaluation of your material. You can sort sources according to document variables, compare amounts with frequency tables and charts, and much more. Make sure that you don’t miss the word frequency tools of MAXQDA’s add-on module for quantitative text analysis which makes the quantitative analysis of terms and their semantic contexts even easier. Additionally, MAXQDA offers mixed methods tools that allow you to easily combine qualitative and quantitative methods to get an even deeper insight into your data.

Visualize your qualitative data

As an all-in-one Discourse Analysis Software, MAXQDA offers a variety of visual tools that are tailor-made for qualitative research and discourse analyses. Create stunning visualizations to analyze your material. Of course, you can export your visualizations in various formats to enrich your final report. Visualize the progression of themes with the Codeline, use the Word Cloud to explore key terms and the central themes, or make use of the graphical representation possibilities of MAXMaps, which in particular permit the creation of concept maps. Thanks to the interactive connection between your visualizations with your MAXQDA data, you’ll never lose sight of the big picture.

Daten visualization with Discourse Analysis Software MAXQDA
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AI Assist: discourse analysis meets AI

AI Assist – your virtual research assistant – supports your discourse analysis with various tools. Besides automatic transcription of audio and video recordings in different languages, AI Assist simplifies your work by automatically analyzing and summarizing elements of your research project and by generating suggestions for subcodes. No matter which AI tool you use – you can customize your results to suit your needs.

Free tutorials and guides on discourse analysis

MAXQDA offers a variety of free learning resources for discourse analysis, making it easy for both beginners and advanced users to learn how to use the software. From free video tutorials and webinars to step-by-step guides and sample projects, these resources provide a wealth of information to help you understand the features and functionality of MAXQDA for discourse analysis. For beginners, the software’s user-friendly interface and comprehensive help center make it easy to get started with your data analysis, while advanced users will appreciate the detailed guides and tutorials that cover more complex features and techniques. Whether you’re just starting out or are an experienced researcher, MAXQDA’s free learning resources will help you get the most out of your discourse analysis.

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