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All-in-one Literature Review Software MAXQDA

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MAXQDA

  • All-in-one literature review software. Easily manage, organize, and analyse articles, PDFs, bibliographic data (RIS files), excerpts, and more
  • Easily create literature reviews
  • Offers reference management, qualitative, vocabulary, and text analysis tools
  • Easy to use and learn thanks to its user-friendly interface. We also offer a wide range of free video tutorials and other learning materials ideal for new users
  • 100% identical on Windows and Mac

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Download our free and fully functional trial version and try MAXQDA with your own research data – or use the included example projects. Once you’ve filled out the form below you’ll receive an e-mail with the download link and free learning resources like our video tutorials and manuals.

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Advanced literature review software
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MAXQDA is the best choice for a comprehensive literature review. It works with a wide range of data types and offers powerful tools for literature review, such as reference management, qualitative, vocabulary, and text analysis tools, and more.

All-in-one Literature Review Software

Use MAXQDA to manage your entire research project. Easily import data from texts, interviews, focus groups, PDFs, web pages, spreadsheets, articles, e-books, and even tweets. Organize your data in groups, link relevant quotes to each other, 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.

Manage your data with the All-in-one Literature Review Software MAXQDA
Easily import your research data with MAXQDA

Easily import your research data

MAXQDA can work with all reference management programs that are able to export their data-bases in RIS-format. Like MAXQDA, these reference managers use project files, containing all collected bibliographic information, such as author, title, links to websites, keywords, abstracts, full texts and other information. Upon import, all documents will be automatically pre-coded to facilitate search and retrieval at a later stage.

Capture your ideas

Great ideas will often occur to you while you’re doing your literature review. Memos, are a great place for storing your ideas, such as research questions and objectives or use memos for paraphrasing passages into your own words. Particularly useful for literature reviews are free memos written during the course of work on the review from which passages can be copied and inserted into the final text.

Capture your ideas with the All-in-one Literature Review Software MAXQDA
Find what you’re looking for with the All-in-one Literature Review Software MAXQDA

Find what you’re looking for

With MAXQDA’s Lexical Search you can search and automatically code interesting keywords, such as important concepts for your literature review. The automatically created document variables can be used for searching and retrieving certain segments or use MAXQDA’ powerful Coding Query, which allows you to analyze the combination of activated codes in different ways.

Aggregate your literature review

Never lose track of the bigger picture with MAXQDA’s overview and summary tables. MAXQDA offers overview tables for almost everything, memos, coded segments, links, and so on. You can also use summary tables, with which compressed summaries of sources can be effectively compared and represented. They can easily be integrated into your literature review report.

Aggregate your literature review with the All-in-one Literature Review Software MAXQDA
Quantitative evaluation of themes with MAXQDA

Quantitative evaluation of themes

Quantitative aspects can also be relevant in a literature review. For example, sort sources according to document variables and compare amounts with frequency tables and charts. Don’t miss the word frequency functions of MAXDictio that make the quantitative analysis of terms and their semantic contexts even easier.

Visualize your literature review

Whether for your analysis or publication, MAXQDA’s visual tools are tailor-made for qualitative research, and are also very effective for a literature review. Work with word clouds to explore the central themes of a text and key terms that are used or make use of the graphical representation possibilities of MAXMaps, which in particular permit the creation of concept maps.

Visualize your literature review with the All-in-one Literature Review Software MAXQDA
QTT: Collect relevant insights and develop new theories with the All-in-one Literature Review Software MAXQDA

QTT: Collect relevant insights and develop new theories

MAXQDA 2022 introduces a brand new and innovative workspace to gather important visualization, notes, segments, and other analytics results! The new QTT will support you during the analysis phase after coding and is the perfect space to collect relevant insights and develop new theories.

Share your research with the world

Your MAXQDA data is just waiting to be shared with the world! Export parts of your project, single documents, search results or the whole project into easily readable file formats, like Excel, Word. You can also export complete projects into a clear and understandable folder structure. MAXQDA also follows the REFI-QDA standard, which allows you to export and import data from other QDA software packages.

Share your research with the world with MAXQDA
Work with any Language in the All-in-one Literature Review Software MAXQDA

Work with any Language in MAXQDA

MAXQDA offers a variety of possibilities to work with different languages. Not only is the User Interface available in numerous languages but also your analysis can be conducted in every single language of the world. The fact that MAXQDA supports Unicode makes it possible to import and analyze documents in any script and language. Learn how to use MAXQDA in your preferred language in our Getting Started Guides. Additionally, our international Professional Trainer Network provides the opportunity to participate in multilingual MAXQDA Workshops.

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