Software forqualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research
MAXQDA is a program designed tofacilitate and support qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods researchprojects. It allows you to import, organize, analyze, visualize and publish allforms of data that can be collected electronically, including interviews,surveys, (PDF) documents, tables (Excel / SPSS), bibliographic data, pictures,videos, web pages and even tweets. With its comprehensive range of functions,from transcription to inferential statistical analysis, MAXQDA is an “all inone” software for research and teaching purposes in numerous disciplines.
Since its first release in 1989,MAXQDA has quickly become one of the most widely used programs in qualitativeand Mixed Methods research. Today, MAXQDA is available in 15 languages and isused by thousands of researchers in more than 150 countries.
A bridgebetween disciplines and traditions
Fundamental to thedevelopment of MAXQDA has been its openness to the multiplicity ofmethodological approaches, which provide for a truly diverse and pluralisticglobal scientific landscape. We design new functions not on the basis of asingle methodology (such as grounded theory or qualitative content analysis)but on the diverse needs of active researchers in a variety of disciplines. Toachieve this, we work closely with experts from various fields of research.
Against this background, we havealways placed a strong focus on “mixed methods” research, not least in order tobridge the conventional “qualitative versus quantitative” divide. The foundation for this approach was laid in1991, when the integration of document variables forged a link between qualitativetext analysis and quantitative methods. Since then, MAXQDA has continued to bea pioneer in the field through the development of typology tables, cross tabs,configuration tables, document similarity analyses and joint displays. With theaddition of further modules for quantitative text analysis (introduced in 2003)and finally descriptive and inferential statistical analysis (introduced in2016), MAXQDA has set new standards in software-supported data analysis.
Complex, butnot complicated: Welcome to the most user-friendly QDA software available!
Research is a highly complex processthat navigates the tension between different methodological demands andpragmatic compromises. It is all the more important, therefore, that yourchoice of QDA software actually supports your research and is intuitivelyaccessible.
Keeping MAXQDA user-friendly is ourhighest priority. This philosophy is reflected in our four-window userinterface: it’s simple to understand and use but gives you access to powerful,and often entirely unique, tools and functions.
MAXQDA is powerful, yet often praisedfor being the most intuitive QDA software available. The clearly structuredmain screen of MAXQDA is divided into four windows which reflect essentialmanagement work areas in the process of qualitative data analysis:
â€¢ Document system –Your data
â€¢ Code system - Your codeor category system
â€¢ Document Browser – Singledocument view, always directly accessible
â€¢ Retrieved Segments –Retrieval and search results
You can import documents, PDFarticles, focus group transcripts, tables, images, media files, Twitter tweetsand bibliographical data sets, organize them in document groups, and develop asystem of categories. While reading or viewing your data in the documentbrowser of MAXQDA you can assign codes to different segments of your data.Create and organize memos to keep track of your ideas and theories. Take advantageof various search functions, and present your research with a wide range ofvisual tools, diagrams or the mapping tool MAXMaps. Multimedia functionalityincludes a full-featured transcription tool that let’s you transcribe usingfoot pedals.
MAXQDA is the number one choice forresearchers and research institutions from a wide range of scientificdisciplines, such as in Sociology, Political Science, Psychology, PublicHealth, Anthropology, Education, Marketing, Economics and Urban Planning.
MAXQDA distinguishes itself fromother qualitative analysis tools through its high efficiency and stability, itselaborate functionality and its user friendliness. The program’s simplicitydoes not, however, imply a lack of sophistication: MAXQDA proves that hightechnical standard and power can be combined with simple and intuitive use.This strength is in large part due to the following characteristics:
â€¢ Identical versionfor Windows and Mac with full file sharing compatibility
â€¢ Clear andintuitive program structure
â€¢ Data flexibility;import all common file types (Word, Excel, PDF, images, video, etc.) and
special file format(Twitter tweets, SPSS data sets, pre-structured documents, and more…)
â€¢ Extensive anddifferentiated functions combined with a unique and highly-advanced
visualizationavailable for the processes of coding, memo-writing and browsing, and
â€¢ Seamlessintegration into the world of MS Office and statistic software packages.
MAXQDA is available asthree product options:
â€¢ MAXQDAStandard (Advanced Qualitative Data Analysis)
â€¢ MAXQDAPlus (MAXQDA Standard + “MAXDictio” module for quantitative textanalysis)
â€¢ MAXQDAAnalytics Pro (MAXQDA Plus + “Stats” module for statistical analysis
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