MAXQDA distinguishes between four types of links:
- Document links represent a connection between two text, video or image segments (e.g. to show the contrast between two interviewees’ responses to the same question, you could link them with each other).
- External links create a connection between a text or image segment and an external document (e.g. a picture, document, audio/video file, etc.) that is not part of the MAXQDA project.
- Web links are connections between a text or image segment and a webpage. By clicking on this link, you can open the website in your standard browser.
- Geolinks create a connection between a text or image segment and a place on the globe. This place is based on GPS coordinates and is shown in Google Earth or other similar programs.
You can create or delete links in MAXQDA’s “Document Browser”, the Multimedia Browser or in MAXMaps, the modeling add-on that allows you to create visualizations of your data and concepts and show connections between them.
The four types of links are listed in a table view and visualized with various symbols in the Overview of Links.