The "Questions – Themes – Theories" (QTT) workspace provides a bridge between your MAXQDA project and your research report.
QTT helps you focus on, or perhaps even begin to develop, your research questions. QTT can be compared to a scrapbook in which you collect everything related to a particular topic or research question, record questions, focus on themes and key categories, and formulate answers to the research questions.
The QTT is the ideal place to collect everything you come up with for a topic and make it easily accessible. It is like a super memo where you can enter and synthesize findings, record conclusions, and develop theories.
In the QTT workspace, you can create a separate worksheet for each of your different topics or research questions and then fill it with associated analysis elements from MAXQDA, including:
- related codes,
- important coded segments,
- related memos,
- visualizations and concept maps,
- Summary Tables.
Of course, you can export individual or all parts of a worksheet to the clipboard or the entire worksheet as a Word document.
Start the “Questions – Themes – Theories” workspace
- Switch to the Analysis menu tab of MAXQDA.
- Click on QTT: Questions – Themes – Theories.
The QTT workspace will then open in a separate window while the main MAXQDA window stays accessible in the background. In the workspace, you can create new worksheets and edit and export your existing worksheets.