Synchronize Map with MAXQDA Project Data

The interesting thing about working with MAXMaps is that it always has a connection to the MAXQDA project data. In the case of a code symbol this means, for example, that when moving the mouse over the symbol in the map, the memo assigned to the code appears at the mouse pointer and that a double-click opens the “Overview of Coded Segments” associated with the code.

The following connections exist between the MAXQDA elements of a map and the project data:

Document group and document set icon

  • with mouse-over: display a preview of the memo of the document group or document set at the mouse pointer (if available)
  • with a single click: focus the document group or the document set in the “Document System”.

Document icon

  • with mouse-over: display the document memo at the mouse pointer (if available)
  • with a single click: focus the document in the “Document System”
  • when double-clicking: Document is opened in the “Document Browser”

Memo icon

  • wwith mouse-over: display the memo preview at the mouse pointer
  • with a single click: focus the memo (depending on the memo type in “Document System”, in “Code System”, in the “Document Browser”, in the “Multimedia Browser”)
  • when double-clicking: open the memo

Code icon

  • with mouse-over: display of the code memo preview at the mouse pointer
  • with a single click: focus the code in the “Code System”
  • when double-clicking: open the “Overview of Coded Segments” for this code (for codes that have been inserted into a map by creating a model, only the segments that were taken into account when creating the model are displayed in the overview)

Symbol of a coded segment

  • with Mouse-Over: Preview of the segment at the mouse pointer
  • with a single click: focus the code in the “Code System”, document is opened in the “Document Browser” or “Media Browser” and moved to the position of the coded segment

Activating documents and codes

It is also possible to activate a document or a code from MAXMaps. To do this, select one or more documents, right-click on a selection and choose Activate Document / Code from the context menu. The selected documents are activated in the “Document System” in addition to any already activated documents.

Tip: You can also add one or more selected codes to an existing or new code set in the “List of Codes” by using the context menu. Select the Add to Code Set function.

Opening code frequencies

In the Start tab, there is the Code Frequencies option, which allows you to show how often the respective code was used in the data for MAXQDA codes in your map. The code frequencies are displayed in brackets after the code name.

Code frequencies are displayed after the code name.

The code frequencies are dynamically linked to the original data. So if you delete or complete a coded segment, the numbers brackets for each corresponding code in MAXMaps are ajdusted accordingly. Exceptions are codes that have been inserted into a map by creating a model. For these, the number in brackets indicates how many codes were included in this code at the time the model was created. The number is not updated with these codes, but the models always provide a snapshot of the code frequencies at the time ti was created.