MAXQDA supports all individuals who perform qualitative data
analysis and helps to systematically evaluate and interpret texts.
It is also a powerful tool for developing theories as well as
testing the theoretical conclusions of the analysis. It is used in a
wide range of academic and non-academic disciplines, for instance
Sociology, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health,
Anthropology, Education, Marketing, Economics and Urban Planning.
Overview of pivotal functions:
allows work with manuscripts in rich text format (.rtf). Texts can
be created and edited at any time and can be imported in rich text
format (no need for pre-formatting).
texts from the Internet using “drag-and-drop”
groups and organize textual material
specific interpretations, temporary analysis text sets can be built
a hierarchical code (category) system with up to ten levels
and code text segments and assign codes or sub-codes from the code
text units while coding
a weight score to text segments indicating its relevance to the
words or terms in the manuscript and insert them automatically into
the code system (”in-vivo-coding”)
for words and strings or combinations of words and strings in the
text or its subgroups
search results as “keywords in context”
code search results
track of ideas and hypotheses by writing memos
with memos using the elaborated MAXQDA Memo Manager and search
through them with the MAXQDA lexical search tool
special icons to the different types of memos (”theory memos”,
“methodological memos” etc.)
texts with codings on the edge of the text
a memo to as many codes as you want to relate it to.
quantitative variables and use them in combination with texts and
the table of variables to statistical programs or Excel
a table of variables from Excel or SPSS
text segments, for example for the analysis of open-ended questions
together in teams and use special teamwork functions
a backup of a whole project or study and send it to colleagues via
projects, for instance in qualitative panel analysis
a set of ten strongly improved and illustrated analytical functions
for text retrieval (”near”, “surrounded by”, “followed by”, “at
support from a detailed online handbook
coders can use one project, codings can be faded out
Code Matrix and Code Relation Browser create an overview of the
coding distribution and show overlaps: Both allow direct access to
the corresponding text segments.
text segments and memos back into context: Assigned memos and text
segments can be shown in their original context at any time.