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What Does MAXQDA Stats offer?

MAXQDA Stats is a stand-alone statistics module that accompanies MAXQDA software, providing frequently used descriptive, inferential and multivariate statistical methods. MAXQDA Stats has two major special features:

1. Link and interact with data from a MAXQDA project

MAXQDA Stats can be launched with the data of a MAXQDA project, so the document variables and code frequencies per document can be transferred to Stats. The documents that are in the statistical results tables behind individual cells can be stored as document sets for further qualitative analysis. When MAXQDA Stats is closed, variables which may have been added or modified can be transferred back into the MAXQDA project with the qualitative data.

2. Interactive results table

MAXQDA Stats results tables are dynamic, meaning they can be adapted and interactively edited. Rows and columns can be deleted or merged, and the results table will be automatically recalculated. Columns can be moved, hidden, or sorted, and changes in the results table can be undone. Cells that contain high, significant, or sharply outlying values can be highlighted in color.

With MAXQDA Stats you can:
  • Analyze data from MAXQDA projects
  • Analyze external data from SPSS or Excel, for example online surveys
  • Enter and analyze new data, for example from “Paper and pencil” surveys
In detail MAXQDA Stats offers the following functions:
  • Statistical analysis of document variables and code frequencies for MAXQDA projects
  • Statistical analysis for external data in SPSS or Excel format
  • Export data to SPSS or Excel
  • Interactive results table in which rows and columns can be moved, deleted, or merged
  • Exclude cases listwise for individual calculations
  • Calculate new variables from existing variables and codes
  • Calculate and store z-standardized values for a variable
  • Recode variables into new or existing variables
  • Filter and search datasets
  • Navigable output viewer, from which content can be exported, copied, or printed
  • Export editable result tables to Word via the clipboard
MAXQDA Stats can perform the following procedures and calculations:
  • Frequency tables
  • Descriptive statistics: mean, standard deviation, variance, median, quartiles, minimum, maximum, range, sum, standard error, 95% confidence interval for the mean
  • Crosstabs: absolute and relative frequencies, row and column percentages, expected frequencies, residuals, standardized residuals, adjusted standardized residuals; Chi-square, Phi, Cramer’s V, contingency coefficient C
  • t-Test (for independent samples): with output of descriptive statistics, Shapiro Wilk test of normality distribution, and effect sizes Cohen’s and Hedges g
  • Mann-Whitney U-Test: with output of descriptive statistics
  • One-way analysis of variance: with output descriptive statistics and Levene test of homogeneity of variance, Sheffe post-hoc test, including Cohen’s d and Hedges g
  • Correlation: Pearson and Spearman correlation
  • Scale: Cronbach’s Alpha
Hint: These instructions are not intended as a statistics tutorial and explain computed values only to highlight specific features. To better understand the statistical calculations, we recommend you refer to your available statistical literature.

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