C: Code your data

One of the main functions of MAXQDA is the “coding” of data, that is, the assignment of a code to a particular part of a document, table, image or media clip. Codes are like drawers containing index cards with document and image sections and keywords. The name of the code is like the label attached to the front of a drawer. What you will find in the drawer is indicated here.

The label itself has no effect on the content, so you can attach another label without consequences. Codes can be ordered into a hierarchical structure, a main code having several subcodes, for example. As you add codes, they can be organized in this window.

MAXQDA Code system

For a quick overview on everything you need to know about codes and coding, just watch our video tutorial: