The process of finding previously-coded segments and collecting them into a list of results is usually referred to as text retrieval. The principal behind MAXQDA’s data retrieval is simple: for each activated document, the data segments of the activated codes will be collected in the Retrieved Segments window.
The selection of codes and documents happens through the function of activation. Activation is a central function in MAXQDA, which allows highly selective access to your data and enables you to conduct a quick and efficient analysis even when working on very large projects and with complex searches.
You can also have a look at our introductory video tutorial on retrieval and export in MAXQDA.