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MAXQDA is the best choice for your document 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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The #1 Document Analysis Software for Windows and Mac

MAXQDA is the best choice for your document 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

Document Analysis is Faster and Smarter with MAXQDA

MAXQDA makes qualitative document 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 Document Analysis Software

As your all-in-one Document Analysis Software, MAXQDA can be used to manage your entire research project. Easily import a wide range of data types such as texts, interviews, focus groups, PDFs, web pages, spreadsheets, articles, e-books, bibliographic data, videos, audio files, and even social media data. Organize your data in groups, link relevant quotes to each other, use MAXQDA’s powerful tools designed to facilitate your document 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 Document Analysis Software MAXQDA: Import of documents
Coding Qualitative Data With Document Analysis Software MAXQDA

Search and code textual data

Performing a document analysis can be overwhelming and time-consuming. Luckily Document Analysis Software like MAXQDA offers Text Search tools that allow you to explore your documents without reading or coding them first. 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 Document Analysis Software – and with the integration of retrieval and lemma functions, Boolean operators, and wildcards, probably a little more.

Explore Keywords in context

Researchers all around the world use quantitative text analysis methods. Because MAXQDA is a Document Analysis Software designed by and for researchers, it offers an entire add-on module – called MAXDictio – with tools specifically designed to facilitate Document Analyses. Are you interested in the use of certain terms in your material? Use MAXQDA’s Keyword-in-Context tool to search for relevant terms and word combinations in your material. Besides finding all occurrences of your search terms, the tool allows you to delve deeper into the context of your keywords by displaying all word locations and their (freely definable) context in an interactive result table.

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

Visual text exploration

Whether you are analyzing a single speech or an entire bookshelf: the tools of MAXQDA allow you to explore the content and structure of your texts without needing to read or code a single sentence in advance. With MAXQDA as your Document Analysis Software you can, for example, use the Interactive Wordtree. 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 can provide new and fascinating perspectives even on texts you know well and allows for a comprehensive overview of those you don’t.

Illustrate word frequencies

MAXQDA is a Document Analysis Software that includes powerful visualization tools for almost any purpose. Use MAXQDA’s Word Cloud to get a quick overview of the most frequent words used in your documents or to present your document analysis results in a visually more appealing way. Our word cloud generator comes with predefined layouts, color schemes, and endless possibilities to adapt your cloud – not just to fit your presentation style, but to give you deeper insights into your data. Thanks to the interactive connection between your word cloud and your MAXQDA data, you’ll never lose sight of the big picture.

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

Quantitative evaluation of themes

Quantitative aspects can also be relevant when conducting a document analysis. Using MAXQDA as your Document 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 Document Analysis Software, you can create document portraits with MAXQDA. This visual tool displays any text as a portrait of either all or selected codes assigned throughout the text. With the Document Portrait, you will be able to tell at a glance which factors played an important role at what point in your interviews. Of course, you can change the assignment of colors for your codes at any time throughout your analytical process with just a few clicks. For example, you might want to choose colors that assist you in your analysis, e.g. a special color for emotional factors (red) or economical factors (green).

Daten visualization with Document Analysis Software MAXQDA
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AI Assist: document analysis meets AI

AI Assist – your virtual research assistant – supports your document 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 document analysis

MAXQDA offers a variety of free learning resources for document 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 document 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 document analysis.

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