MAXQDA

MAXQDA is a world-leading software package for qualitative and mixed methods research. Analyze all kinds of data – from texts to images and audio/video files, websites, tweets, focus group discussions, survey responses, and much more. Developed by and for researchers, MAXQDA is at once powerful and easy-to-use, innovative and user-friendly, as well as the only leading QDA software that is 100% identical on Windows and Mac.

MAXQDA Standard: Features

Data Types (Import & Analysis)

Text and PDF documents

Import and edit text documents (.docx, .odt, .rtf, txt). Import PDF files in their original format.


Transcripts

Import transcripts that were created with other software programs (manually or by automatic text recognition).


Focus groups

Import focus group transcripts or other multi-speaker texts with automatic speaker detection & speaker based analysis tools.


Audio and Video

Import media files from common file formats into MAXQDA products. Analyze media files directly. Transcribe media. MAXQDA Media player displays waveform, allows analysis down to 10th of a second.

Audio Windows: MP3, WAV, WMA, AAC, M4A
Audio Mac: MP3, WAV, AAC, CAF, M4A
Video Windows/Mac: MP4, MOV, MPG, AVI, M4V, 3GP, 3GGP
Video Windows only: WMV


Surveys

Import survey data from excel with automatic precoding of open-ended answers and assignment of statistical information. Import SPSS data sets (.sav).


Surveys from SurveyMonkey

Import survey data directly from SurveyMonkey account with automatic precoding of open-ended answers and assignment of statistical information.


Spreadsheets

Import table documents (.xls/.xlsx). Table view includes common table functionality: sort alphabetically, hide columns, edit or enter text into cells.


Webpages

Import webpages as text, image or PDF documents using the free Google Chrome Addon “MAXQDA Web Collector”.


Social media: Twitter and YouTube

Twitter: Import tweets directly from twitter. Detailed search for tweets, authors, #hashtags languages, locations, etc. Automatically code tweets with #hashtags and @authors. Filter and statistically analyze tweets in new interactive table.

YouTube: Import video comments and video transcripts directly from YouTube. Autocode video comments with number of replies.


Images

Import photos and images (png, jpg, gif, tif). Images can be rotated and zoomed.


Literature data and bibliographical data

Import text and PDF articles, as well as meta information about articles, textbooks, etc. from bibliographical software packages Endnote, Mendeley, Citavi, and Zotero.


Prestructured text documents

Import text data from one document, that is automatically coded and split into multiple cases.


Create data in MAXQDA

Create new texts, tables, notes, summaries, and more directly in MAXQDA.


REFI-QDA Projects

Import projects from other programs like Nvivo that were exported to the REFI-QDA format.

Data Management & Usability

Organize documents

Group documents in user defined folders. Create additional groups of documents with documents sets that documents are linked into..


Organize codes

Group codes in hierarchical order with up to 10 levels. Create un-hierarchical groups of codes with code sets that codes are linked into. Organize code system in map view.


Automatic project backup

Automatically backup projects in a user-defined time interval in MAXQDA products.


External files

Large files are included in a project as linked external documents. Bundle all external documents in one zip folder to move to a different computer.


Drag & drop

Easy to use drag & drop functionality for coding, code & document organization, memo positions, adding base to dialogue windows, and more.


Screen layout flexibility

Adjustable screen layout, optimized views for exploration, coding, literature reviews. Open multiple documents in tabs or in a second window for side-by-side comparison.


Line and paragraph numbering

Switch between line and paragraph numbering in text documents.

Transcription

Transcribe audio and video

Speed control, rewind control, automatic timestamps that link media to transcription. Set keyboard shortcuts to insert often used text segments. Option to start new paragraphs with speaker descriptions.


Foot pedal support

Increase transcription speed by using foot pedals.


Import transcripts with time stamps

Time stamp recognition when importing finished transcriptions from other software that use a supported time stamp format.

Qualitative Data Analysis

Coding

Wide variety of coding options: drag & drop to code in all data formats, create code names from coded text segments (In-vivo coding and “open coding” mode), highlight coding (marker functionality) and emoticode (code with symbols). Assign keyboard shortcuts and code favorites for frequently used codes.
Assign weight scores and add comments to coded segments.


Code Organization

Rearrange the code system and merge codes via drag & drop. Group codes in codesets. Several options for the display of code frequencies in the code system in MAXQDA products.


Memos

Write memos and attach them to documents, codes or data segments or write free memos. Pick from 12 different memo symbols and create your own memo labels. Display memos in a sidebar next to the data. Special memo workspace to search, filter, and edit memos. Link memo content to parts of the data. Export memos or transform memos into documents.


Text Search

Search for multipe search strings across documents or memos. Search for word combinations that can be connected with AND/OR/NOT search operators. Search with “regular expressions”.


Coded Data Search

Interactive display of coded data for multiple user defined search criterias, e.g. demographic data, code color, code weights. Complex coding query for coded segments. Search options include overlapping, if inside, only one code, and more.


Classification with Variables

Create and interrogate groups of cases using demographical or other standardized data.


Linking

Link text, image, video or memo segments within a project to each other. Link to external sources like files, webpages, or geographical locations in Google Earth™ / Maps™.


Logbook

Journalize important steps of your research project and analysis in a logbook.


Focus Group Analysis

Automatic speaker detection for import of transcript with multiple speakers. Analyze focus group transcripts as a whole document or interrogate by speaker. Add demographic data or other standardized information for each of the speakers. Speaker based analysis also available in several visualization and mixed methods tools.


Paraphrase

Paraphrase text and image segments and display paraphrases right next to the original data. View paraphrases in an interactive table to compare paraphrases for multiple cases or to build up a category system.


Summaries

Summarize coded data into your own words. Display and present summaries for cases or groups in interactive tables.


Creative Coding

Visually arrange and structure codes and themes on a blank canvas and transform the finalized structure into the MAXQDA Code System.


Automatic Coding

Automatically code results of a text search or coded data search with new codes.


Compare Groups and Cases

Display coded segments or code frequencies in synoptic table overviews.


Code Coverage

Display the amount of data that has been coded with selected codes.


Categorize Survey Data

Categorize and code answers of open ended questions in interactive display.


Import and Export Code Systems

Import a code system with code definitions from a spreadsheet or from another QDA software program (REFI Codebook). Transport a code system from one MAXQDA project to another.

Mixed Method Analysis

Mixed Methods Data Compatibility

Import and export survey data from Microsoft Excel or SPSS. Automatic detection of standardized data and open-ended comments. Standardized data is transformed into variables, open-ended comments can be coded automatically with question text.


Interactive Quote Matrix

Joint display to compare content of coded segments across user-defined groups in an interactive table view.


Crosstabs

Joint display to compare code frequencies and percentages across user-defined groups. Interactive result view.


Quantitizing

Transform code frequencies of activated codes into document variables, that indicate how often the code occurs in cases.


Typology Table

Compare statistical information (frequency, mean, and standard deviation) for groups based on coding work.


Side-by-side Display

View results of a qualitativ and a quantitative study side by side.


QUAL Themes for QUAN Groups

Compare coded segments for groups. Groups based on standardised information.


Statistic for QUAL Groups

Compare statistics (frequencies, mean, deviation) for groups. Groups based on assigned codes.


Similarity Analysis

Compare and explore data differences and similarities by looking at both qualitative and quantitative information and analyzing which documents are the most similar based on codes, code frequency and standardised information.

Visualization

Code visualization

Display or hide unlimited amount of coding stripes next to documents, highlight coded segments inside documents with code colors in MAXQDA products. Choose from millions of user defined code colors.

Memo visualization

Visualize memo types with memo type icons. Memos visually displayed in text margin, code system, document system. View memo preview at mouse over.

Interactivity

Visualizations are interactively connected to project data. Double click on any visualization element to view source data.

Concept-Maps (MAXMaps)

Visualize data and findings in map view e.g. in the context of grounded theory research. Add project data (documents, codes, memos, coded segments, paraphrases, summaries) as well as external data (images, links, georeferences) to a map. Add text fields and freely arrange, group, or link elements with labeled arrows. Elements stay connected to original source data.

Model Templates for Concept-Maps (MAXMaps)

Use templates for the automated creation of concept maps for visual analysis and presentation of cases, code relationships, summaries, code hierarchies, and more.

Document Comparison Chart

Visually compare code patterns of multipe text documents by paragraph.

Code Frequency (Code Matrix Browser)

Visualize the number of segments coded with each code by document, document group, or focus group participant.

Code Co-Occurrence (Code Relations Browser)

Visualize the simultaneous occurrence of codes in the data material.

Code Timeline (Codeline)

Visualize code occurrence within a single document by paragraph (text document), page (PDF document), or minute/second (media file).

Document Portrait

Visual and sort code occurrence in single documents by color and frequency.

Word Cloud

Create word cloud display of most frequently used words in documents or document groups. Limit display by adding words to stop list.

Code Cloud

Create word cloud display of most frequent code names.

Document Map

Visually cluster cases (documents) on a map to analyze similarities with regard to the assignment of codes and variables in the documents.

Code Map

Visually cluster codes on a map in MAXQDA products to analyze similarities with regard to the simultenous occurrence of codes.

Charts & Diagrams

Create bar and pie charts for code frequencies or variable values. Edit chart base and colors.

Teamwork

Merge Projects

Merge several projects into one project file


Transfer Project base

Transfer specific project base from one project file to another, e.g. transfer codes you applied to documents to the same documents in a team members project file.


Intercoder Agreement

Review how different team members coded the same data. Check intercoder agreement based on code occurrence, code frequency, or code position. Calculate kappa coefficient (Brennan & Prediger, 1981).


User Roles

Assign user roles and permissions to team members (e.g. admin, project manager, coding assistant) to protect your data from unwanted changes. Password protected login for project files.

Report & Publish

Smart Publisher

Create professional and customizable Word document reports of coded data that are ready-for-print.


Table Overviews

Export table overviewy for coded segments, memos, codes, links, paraphrases and summaries.


Codebook

Export code system together with code definitions to present category system in reports to Word.


Project Information Export

Display project data overview containing the project memo and automatically updated list of standardized project information.


MAXQDA Reader Compatibility

Created projects can be opened and viewed with the free MAXQDA Reader software.


Export Options

Export data, tables, analyses, graphics, etc. in various formats: DOCX for Word, XLSX for Excel, PNG/SVG images etc. Save coded video or audio segments as individual video or audio clips.


Anonymize projects

Export a copy of a project, in which passages with selected codes are automatically anonymized.


Data Archiving

Archive original data sources (optionally supplemented by statistical data, memos, code system, media files) in an easy-to-understand folder structure or as a compressed ZIP file.


REFI-QDA Project

Export projects to the universal REFI exchange format.

User Community, Languages and Support

Online Material

Full online manual in English and German. Video tutorials for many features. Getting Started Guide for new users.

Context Sensitive Help

Help button in every dialogue window jumps directly to corresponding chapter in online .

Worldwide Trainer Network

Global network of professional MAXQDA trainers with detailed profiles on MAXQDA webpage that can be contacted for workshops and consulting.

Free support

Free online support for all users of the current and preceding version.

User Forum

Active user community discussing technical questions and -practises in MAXQDA user forum.

Interface language

User interface in more than 10 languages: English, German, Spanish, French, Japanese, Italian, Chinese simplified, Chinese traditional, Portuguese-PT, Portuguese-BR, Russian, Turkish, Polish, Czech

Data language

Analyze data in any lanuage (unicode support), inlcuding symbol based languages, for example Chinese, Japanese, or Korean. Supports left-to-right and right-to-left languages.

MAXQDA Plus: Features

Data Types (Import & Analysis)

Text and PDF documents

Import and edit text documents (.docx, .odt, .rtf, txt). Import PDF files in their original format.


Transcripts

Import transcripts that were created with other software programs (manually or by automatic text recognition).


Focus groups

Import focus group transcripts or other multi-speaker texts with automatic speaker detection & speaker based analysis tools.


Audio and Video

Import media files from common file formats into MAXQDA products. Analyze media files directly. Transcribe media. MAXQDA Media player displays waveform, allows analysis down to 10th of a second.

Audio Windows: MP3, WAV, WMA, AAC, M4A
Audio Mac: MP3, WAV, AAC, CAF, M4A
Video Windows/Mac: MP4, MOV, MPG, AVI, M4V, 3GP, 3GGP
Video Windows only: WMV


Surveys

Import survey data from excel with automatic precoding of open-ended answers and assignment of statistical information. Import SPSS data sets (.sav).


Surveys from SurveyMonkey

Import survey data directly from SurveyMonkey account with automatic precoding of open-ended answers and assignment of statistical information.


Spreadsheets

Import table documents (.xls/.xlsx). Table view includes common table functionality: sort alphabetically, hide columns, edit or enter text into cells.


Webpages

Import webpages as text, image or PDF documents using the free Google Chrome Addon “MAXQDA Web Collector”.


Social media: Twitter and YouTube

Twitter: Import tweets directly from twitter. Detailed search for tweets, authors, #hashtags languages, locations, etc. Automatically code tweets with #hashtags and @authors. Filter and statistically analyze tweets in new interactive table.

YouTube: Import video comments and video transcripts directly from YouTube. Autocode video comments with number of replies.


Images

Import photos and images (png, jpg, gif, tif). Images can be rotated and zoomed.


Literature data and bibliographical data

Import text and PDF articles, as well as meta information about articles, textbooks, etc. from bibliographical software packages Endnote, Mendeley, Citavi, and Zotero.


Prestructured text documents

Import text data from one document, that is automatically coded and split into multiple cases.


Create data in MAXQDA

Create new texts, tables, notes, summaries, and more directly in MAXQDA.


REFI-QDA Projects

Import projects from other programs like Nvivo that were exported to the REFI-QDA format.

Data Management & Usability

Organize documents

Group documents in user defined folders. Create additional groups of documents with documents sets that documents are linked into..


Organize codes

Group codes in hierarchical order with up to 10 levels. Create un-hierarchical groups of codes with code sets that codes are linked into. Organize code system in map view.


Automatic project backup

Automatically backup projects in a user-defined time interval in MAXQDA products.


External files

Large files are included in a project as linked external documents. Bundle all external documents in one zip folder to move to a different computer.


Drag & drop

Easy to use drag & drop functionality for coding, code & document organization, memo positions, adding base to dialogue windows, and more.


Screen layout flexibility

Adjustable screen layout, optimized views for exploration, coding, literature reviews. Open multiple documents in tabs or in a second window for side-by-side comparison.


Line and paragraph numbering

Switch between line and paragraph numbering in text documents.

Transcription

Transcribe audio and video

Speed control, rewind control, automatic timestamps that link media to transcription. Set keyboard shortcuts to insert often used text segments. Option to start new paragraphs with speaker descriptions.


Foot pedal support

Increase transcription speed by using foot pedals.


Import transcripts with time stamps

Time stamp recognition when importing finished transcriptions from other software that use a supported time stamp format.

Qualitative Data Analysis

Coding

Wide variety of coding options: drag & drop to code in all data formats, create code names from coded text segments (In-vivo coding and “open coding” mode), highlight coding (marker functionality) and emoticode (code with symbols). Assign keyboard shortcuts and code favorites for frequently used codes.
Assign weight scores and add comments to coded segments.


Code Organization

Rearrange the code system and merge codes via drag & drop. Group codes in codesets. Several options for the display of code frequencies in the code system in MAXQDA products.


Memos

Write memos and attach them to documents, codes or data segments or write free memos. Pick from 12 different memo symbols and create your own memo labels. Display memos in a sidebar next to the data. Special memo workspace to search, filter, and edit memos. Link memo content to parts of the data. Export memos or transform memos into documents.


Text Search

Search for multipe search strings across documents or memos. Search for word combinations that can be connected with AND/OR/NOT search operators. Search with “regular expressions”.


Coded Data Search

Interactive display of coded data for multiple user defined search criterias, e.g. demographic data, code color, code weights. Complex coding query for coded segments. Search options include overlapping, if inside, only one code, and more.


Classification with Variables

Create and interrogate groups of cases using demographical or other standardized data.


Linking

Link text, image, video or memo segments within a project to each other. Link to external sources like files, webpages, or geographical locations in Google Earth™ / Maps™.


Logbook

Journalize important steps of your research project and analysis in a logbook.


Focus Group Analysis

Automatic speaker detection for import of transcript with multiple speakers. Analyze focus group transcripts as a whole document or interrogate by speaker. Add demographic data or other standardized information for each of the speakers. Speaker based analysis also available in several visualization and mixed methods tools.


Paraphrase

Paraphrase text and image segments and display paraphrases right next to the original data. View paraphrases in an interactive table to compare paraphrases for multiple cases or to build up a category system.


Summaries

Summarize coded data into your own words. Display and present summaries for cases or groups in interactive tables.


Creative Coding

Visually arrange and structure codes and themes on a blank canvas and transform the finalized structure into the MAXQDA Code System.


Automatic Coding

Automatically code results of a text search or coded data search with new codes.


Compare Groups and Cases

Display coded segments or code frequencies in synoptic table overviews.


Code Coverage

Display the amount of data that has been coded with selected codes.


Categorize Survey Data

Categorize and code answers of open ended questions in interactive display.


Import and Export Code Systems

Import a code system with code definitions from a spreadsheet or from another QDA software program (REFI Codebook). Transport a code system from one MAXQDA project to another.

Mixed Method Analysis

Mixed Methods Data Compatibility

Import and export survey data from Microsoft Excel or SPSS. Automatic detection of standardized data and open-ended comments. Standardized data is transformed into variables, open-ended comments can be coded automatically with question text.


Interactive Quote Matrix

Joint display to compare content of coded segments across user-defined groups in an interactive table view.


Crosstabs

Joint display to compare code frequencies and percentages across user-defined groups. Interactive result view.


Quantitizing

Transform code frequencies of activated codes into document variables, that indicate how often the code occurs in cases.


Typology Table

Compare statistical information (frequency, mean, and standard deviation) for groups based on coding work.


Side-by-side Display

View results of a qualitativ and a quantitative study side by side.


QUAL Themes for QUAN Groups

Compare coded segments for groups. Groups based on standardised information.


Statistic for QUAL Groups

Compare statistics (frequencies, mean, deviation) for groups. Groups based on assigned codes.


Similarity Analysis

Compare and explore data differences and similarities by looking at both qualitative and quantitative information and analyzing which documents are the most similar based on codes, code frequency and standardised information.

Visualization

Code visualization

Display or hide unlimited amount of coding stripes next to documents, highlight coded segments inside documents with code colors in MAXQDA products. Choose from millions of user defined code colors.

Memo visualization

Visualize memo types with memo type icons. Memos visually displayed in text margin, code system, document system. View memo preview at mouse over.

Interactivity

Visualizations are interactively connected to project data. Double click on any visualization element to view source data.

Concept-Maps (MAXMaps)

Visualize data and findings in map view e.g. in the context of grounded theory research. Add project data (documents, codes, memos, coded segments, paraphrases, summaries) as well as external data (images, links, georeferences) to a map. Add text fields and freely arrange, group, or link elements with labeled arrows. Elements stay connected to original source data.

Model Templates for Concept-Maps (MAXMaps)

Use templates for the automated creation of concept maps for visual analysis and presentation of cases, code relationships, summaries, code hierarchies, and more.

Document Comparison Chart

Visually compare code patterns of multipe text documents by paragraph.

Code Frequency (Code Matrix Browser)

Visualize the number of segments coded with each code by document, document group, or focus group participant.

Code Co-Occurrence (Code Relations Browser)

Visualize the simultaneous occurrence of codes in the data material.

Code Timeline (Codeline)

Visualize code occurrence within a single document by paragraph (text document), page (PDF document), or minute/second (media file).

Document Portrait

Visual and sort code occurrence in single documents by color and frequency.

Word Cloud

Create word cloud display of most frequently used words in documents or document groups. Limit display by adding words to stop list.

Code Cloud

Create word cloud display of most frequent code names.

Document Map

Visually cluster cases (documents) on a map to analyze similarities with regard to the assignment of codes and variables in the documents.

Code Map

Visually cluster codes on a map in MAXQDA products to analyze similarities with regard to the simultenous occurrence of codes.

Charts & Diagrams

Create bar and pie charts for code frequencies or variable values. Edit chart base and colors.

Teamwork

Merge Projects

Merge several projects into one project file


Transfer Project base

Transfer specific project base from one project file to another, e.g. transfer codes you applied to documents to the same documents in a team members project file.


Intercoder Agreement

Review how different team members coded the same data. Check intercoder agreement based on code occurrence, code frequency, or code position. Calculate kappa coefficient (Brennan & Prediger, 1981).


User Roles

Assign user roles and permissions to team members (e.g. admin, project manager, coding assistant) to protect your data from unwanted changes. Password protected login for project files.

Report & Publish

Smart Publisher

Create professional and customizable Word document reports of coded data that are ready-for-print.


Table Overviews

Export table overviewy for coded segments, memos, codes, links, paraphrases and summaries.


Codebook

Export code system together with code definitions to present category system in reports to Word.


Project Information Export

Display project data overview containing the project memo and automatically updated list of standardized project information.


MAXQDA Reader Compatibility

Created projects can be opened and viewed with the free MAXQDA Reader software.


Export Options

Export data, tables, analyses, graphics, etc. in various formats: DOCX for Word, XLSX for Excel, PNG/SVG images etc. Save coded video or audio segments as individual video or audio clips.


Anonymize projects

Export a copy of a project, in which passages with selected codes are automatically anonymized.


Data Archiving

Archive original data sources (optionally supplemented by statistical data, memos, code system, media files) in an easy-to-understand folder structure or as a compressed ZIP file.


REFI-QDA Project

Export projects to the universal REFI exchange format.

User Community, Languages and Support

Online Material

Full online manual in English and German. Video tutorials for many features. Getting Started Guide for new users.

Context Sensitive Help

Help button in every dialogue window jumps directly to corresponding chapter in online .

Worldwide Trainer Network

Global network of professional MAXQDA trainers with detailed profiles on MAXQDA webpage that can be contacted for workshops and consulting.

Free support

Free online support for all users of the current and preceding version.

User Forum

Active user community discussing technical questions and -practises in MAXQDA user forum.

Interface language

User interface in more than 10 languages: English, German, Spanish, French, Japanese, Italian, Chinese simplified, Chinese traditional, Portuguese-PT, Portuguese-BR, Russian, Turkish, Polish, Czech

Data language

Analyze data in any lanuage (unicode support), inlcuding symbol based languages, for example Chinese, Japanese, or Korean. Supports left-to-right and right-to-left languages.

Quantative Text Analysis

Word & Word Combination Frequency

List frequencies of words and combinations of up to five words for selected texts or text segments. Interactive display of results. Use stop and go lists to exclude or include words.


Interactive Word Tree

Visualize word frequencies and word combinations in interactive, tree-like structure.


Keyword-In-Context

Search for keywords in MAXQDA products and display search results including surrounding context in a well-arranged table.


Dictionary based analysis

Create and edit dictionaries and queries. Automatically code dictionary entries. Analyze frequencies of dicitonary entries differentiated by texts or text groups.


Category Matrix Browser

Visualize frequencies of dictionary word categories in a matrix display by document, document group or set.


Lemmatisation

Lemmatization of text search results; different forms of a word (feel, feels, feeling) can be grouped together. Available for these languages: Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, English, Estonian, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Ukrainian.

MAXQDA Analytics Pro: Features

Data Types (Import & Analysis)

Text and PDF documents

Import and edit text documents (.docx, .odt, .rtf, txt). Import PDF files in their original format.


Transcripts

Import transcripts that were created with other software programs (manually or by automatic text recognition).


Focus groups

Import focus group transcripts or other multi-speaker texts with automatic speaker detection & speaker based analysis tools.


Audio and Video

Import media files from common file formats into MAXQDA products. Analyze media files directly. Transcribe media. MAXQDA Media player displays waveform, allows analysis down to 10th of a second.

Audio Windows: MP3, WAV, WMA, AAC, M4A
Audio Mac: MP3, WAV, AAC, CAF, M4A
Video Windows/Mac: MP4, MOV, MPG, AVI, M4V, 3GP, 3GGP
Video Windows only: WMV


Surveys

Import survey data from excel with automatic precoding of open-ended answers and assignment of statistical information. Import SPSS data sets (.sav).


Surveys from SurveyMonkey

Import survey data directly from SurveyMonkey account with automatic precoding of open-ended answers and assignment of statistical information.


Spreadsheets

Import table documents (.xls/.xlsx). Table view includes common table functionality: sort alphabetically, hide columns, edit or enter text into cells.


Webpages

Import webpages as text, image or PDF documents using the free Google Chrome Addon “MAXQDA Web Collector”.


Social media: Twitter and YouTube

Twitter: Import tweets directly from twitter. Detailed search for tweets, authors, #hashtags languages, locations, etc. Automatically code tweets with #hashtags and @authors. Filter and statistically analyze tweets in new interactive table.

YouTube: Import video comments and video transcripts directly from YouTube. Autocode video comments with number of replies.


Images

Import photos and images (png, jpg, gif, tif). Images can be rotated and zoomed.


Literature data and bibliographical data

Import text and PDF articles, as well as meta information about articles, textbooks, etc. from bibliographical software packages Endnote, Mendeley, Citavi, and Zotero.


Prestructured text documents

Import text data from one document, that is automatically coded and split into multiple cases.


Create data in MAXQDA

Create new texts, tables, notes, summaries, and more directly in MAXQDA.


REFI-QDA Projects

Import projects from other programs like Nvivo that were exported to the REFI-QDA format.

Data Management & Usability

Organize documents

Group documents in user defined folders. Create additional groups of documents with documents sets that documents are linked into..


Organize codes

Group codes in hierarchical order with up to 10 levels. Create un-hierarchical groups of codes with code sets that codes are linked into. Organize code system in map view.


Automatic project backup

Automatically backup projects in a user-defined time interval in MAXQDA products.


External files

Large files are included in a project as linked external documents. Bundle all external documents in one zip folder to move to a different computer.


Drag & drop

Easy to use drag & drop functionality for coding, code & document organization, memo positions, adding base to dialogue windows, and more.


Screen layout flexibility

Adjustable screen layout, optimized views for exploration, coding, literature reviews. Open multiple documents in tabs or in a second window for side-by-side comparison.


Line and paragraph numbering

Switch between line and paragraph numbering in text documents.

Transcription

Transcribe audio and video

Speed control, rewind control, automatic timestamps that link media to transcription. Set keyboard shortcuts to insert often used text segments. Option to start new paragraphs with speaker descriptions.


Foot pedal support

Increase transcription speed by using foot pedals.


Import transcripts with time stamps

Time stamp recognition when importing finished transcriptions from other software that use a supported time stamp format.

Qualitative Data Analysis

Coding

Wide variety of coding options: drag & drop to code in all data formats, create code names from coded text segments (In-vivo coding and “open coding” mode), highlight coding (marker functionality) and emoticode (code with symbols). Assign keyboard shortcuts and code favorites for frequently used codes.
Assign weight scores and add comments to coded segments.


Code Organization

Rearrange the code system and merge codes via drag & drop. Group codes in codesets. Several options for the display of code frequencies in the code system in MAXQDA products.


Memos

Write memos and attach them to documents, codes or data segments or write free memos. Pick from 12 different memo symbols and create your own memo labels. Display memos in a sidebar next to the data. Special memo workspace to search, filter, and edit memos. Link memo content to parts of the data. Export memos or transform memos into documents.


Text Search

Search for multipe search strings across documents or memos. Search for word combinations that can be connected with AND/OR/NOT search operators. Search with “regular expressions”.


Coded Data Search

Interactive display of coded data for multiple user defined search criterias, e.g. demographic data, code color, code weights. Complex coding query for coded segments. Search options include overlapping, if inside, only one code, and more.


Classification with Variables

Create and interrogate groups of cases using demographical or other standardized data.


Linking

Link text, image, video or memo segments within a project to each other. Link to external sources like files, webpages, or geographical locations in Google Earth™ / Maps™.


Logbook

Journalize important steps of your research project and analysis in a logbook.


Focus Group Analysis

Automatic speaker detection for import of transcript with multiple speakers. Analyze focus group transcripts as a whole document or interrogate by speaker. Add demographic data or other standardized information for each of the speakers. Speaker based analysis also available in several visualization and mixed methods tools.


Paraphrase

Paraphrase text and image segments and display paraphrases right next to the original data. View paraphrases in an interactive table to compare paraphrases for multiple cases or to build up a category system.


Summaries

Summarize coded data into your own words. Display and present summaries for cases or groups in interactive tables.


Creative Coding

Visually arrange and structure codes and themes on a blank canvas and transform the finalized structure into the MAXQDA Code System.


Automatic Coding

Automatically code results of a text search or coded data search with new codes.


Compare Groups and Cases

Display coded segments or code frequencies in synoptic table overviews.


Code Coverage

Display the amount of data that has been coded with selected codes.


Categorize Survey Data

Categorize and code answers of open ended questions in interactive display.


Import and Export Code Systems

Import a code system with code definitions from a spreadsheet or from another QDA software program (REFI Codebook). Transport a code system from one MAXQDA project to another.

Mixed Method Analysis

Mixed Methods Data Compatibility

Import and export survey data from Microsoft Excel or SPSS. Automatic detection of standardized data and open-ended comments. Standardized data is transformed into variables, open-ended comments can be coded automatically with question text.


Interactive Quote Matrix

Joint display to compare content of coded segments across user-defined groups in an interactive table view.


Crosstabs

Joint display to compare code frequencies and percentages across user-defined groups. Interactive result view.


Quantitizing

Transform code frequencies of activated codes into document variables, that indicate how often the code occurs in cases.


Typology Table

Compare statistical information (frequency, mean, and standard deviation) for groups based on coding work.


Side-by-side Display

View results of a qualitativ and a quantitative study side by side.


QUAL Themes for QUAN Groups

Compare coded segments for groups. Groups based on standardised information.


Statistic for QUAL Groups

Compare statistics (frequencies, mean, deviation) for groups. Groups based on assigned codes.


Similarity Analysis

Compare and explore data differences and similarities by looking at both qualitative and quantitative information and analyzing which documents are the most similar based on codes, code frequency and standardised information.

Visualization

Code visualization

Display or hide unlimited amount of coding stripes next to documents, highlight coded segments inside documents with code colors in MAXQDA products. Choose from millions of user defined code colors.

Memo visualization

Visualize memo types with memo type icons. Memos visually displayed in text margin, code system, document system. View memo preview at mouse over.

Interactivity

Visualizations are interactively connected to project data. Double click on any visualization element to view source data.

Concept-Maps (MAXMaps)

Visualize data and findings in map view e.g. in the context of grounded theory research. Add project data (documents, codes, memos, coded segments, paraphrases, summaries) as well as external data (images, links, georeferences) to a map. Add text fields and freely arrange, group, or link elements with labeled arrows. Elements stay connected to original source data.

Model Templates for Concept-Maps (MAXMaps)

Use templates for the automated creation of concept maps for visual analysis and presentation of cases, code relationships, summaries, code hierarchies, and more.

Document Comparison Chart

Visually compare code patterns of multipe text documents by paragraph.

Code Frequency (Code Matrix Browser)

Visualize the number of segments coded with each code by document, document group, or focus group participant.

Code Co-Occurrence (Code Relations Browser)

Visualize the simultaneous occurrence of codes in the data material.

Code Timeline (Codeline)

Visualize code occurrence within a single document by paragraph (text document), page (PDF document), or minute/second (media file).

Document Portrait

Visual and sort code occurrence in single documents by color and frequency.

Word Cloud

Create word cloud display of most frequently used words in documents or document groups. Limit display by adding words to stop list.

Code Cloud

Create word cloud display of most frequent code names.

Document Map

Visually cluster cases (documents) on a map to analyze similarities with regard to the assignment of codes and variables in the documents.

Code Map

Visually cluster codes on a map in MAXQDA products to analyze similarities with regard to the simultenous occurrence of codes.

Charts & Diagrams

Create bar and pie charts for code frequencies or variable values. Edit chart base and colors.

Teamwork

Merge Projects

Merge several projects into one project file


Transfer Project base

Transfer specific project base from one project file to another, e.g. transfer codes you applied to documents to the same documents in a team members project file.


Intercoder Agreement

Review how different team members coded the same data. Check intercoder agreement based on code occurrence, code frequency, or code position. Calculate kappa coefficient (Brennan & Prediger, 1981).


User Roles

Assign user roles and permissions to team members (e.g. admin, project manager, coding assistant) to protect your data from unwanted changes. Password protected login for project files.

Report & Publish

Smart Publisher

Create professional and customizable Word document reports of coded data that are ready-for-print.


Table Overviews

Export table overviewy for coded segments, memos, codes, links, paraphrases and summaries.


Codebook

Export code system together with code definitions to present category system in reports to Word.


Project Information Export

Display project data overview containing the project memo and automatically updated list of standardized project information.


MAXQDA Reader Compatibility

Created projects can be opened and viewed with the free MAXQDA Reader software.


Export Options

Export data, tables, analyses, graphics, etc. in various formats: DOCX for Word, XLSX for Excel, PNG/SVG images etc. Save coded video or audio segments as individual video or audio clips.


Anonymize projects

Export a copy of a project, in which passages with selected codes are automatically anonymized.


Data Archiving

Archive original data sources (optionally supplemented by statistical data, memos, code system, media files) in an easy-to-understand folder structure or as a compressed ZIP file.


REFI-QDA Project

Export projects to the universal REFI exchange format.

User Community, Languages and Support

Online Material

Full online manual in English and German. Video tutorials for many features. Getting Started Guide for new users.

Context Sensitive Help

Help button in every dialogue window jumps directly to corresponding chapter in online .

Worldwide Trainer Network

Global network of professional MAXQDA trainers with detailed profiles on MAXQDA webpage that can be contacted for workshops and consulting.

Free support

Free online support for all users of the current and preceding version.

User Forum

Active user community discussing technical questions and -practises in MAXQDA user forum.

Interface language

User interface in more than 10 languages: English, German, Spanish, French, Japanese, Italian, Chinese simplified, Chinese traditional, Portuguese-PT, Portuguese-BR, Russian, Turkish, Polish, Czech

Data language

Analyze data in any lanuage (unicode support), inlcuding symbol based languages, for example Chinese, Japanese, or Korean. Supports left-to-right and right-to-left languages.

Quantative Text Analysis

Word & Word Combination Frequency

List frequencies of words and combinations of up to five words for selected texts or text segments. Interactive display of results. Use stop and go lists to exclude or include words.


Interactive Word Tree

Visualize word frequencies and word combinations in interactive, tree-like structure.


Keyword-In-Context

Search for keywords in MAXQDA products and display search results including surrounding context in a well-arranged table.


Dictionary based analysis

Create and edit dictionaries and queries. Automatically code dictionary entries. Analyze frequencies of dicitonary entries differentiated by texts or text groups.


Category Matrix Browser

Visualize frequencies of dictionary word categories in a matrix display by document, document group or set.


Lemmatisation

Lemmatization of text search results; different forms of a word (feel, feels, feeling) can be grouped together. Available for these languages: Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, English, Estonian, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Ukrainian.

Statistical Data Analysis

Statistical Analysis of MAXQDA data

Transfer document variables (e.g. demographic data) and results of coding work to “Stats” module for statistical analysis. Define variable labels, value labels and missing values. Use results of statistical analysis to group MAXQDA project data for further qualitative analysis.


Statistical Analysis of external data sets

Open and analyze external data sets from SPSS or Excel. Define variable labels, value labels and missing values. Save data as SPSS files.


Statistical Procedures

Full range of descriptive and inferential statistics. Calculate frequency tables, mean, median, standard deviation, mean error, confidence intervals, etc. Analyze crosstabs: chi-square and Cramer’s V. Correlation: Pearson’s r, Spearman’s rho. Analysis of variance and reliability analysis for scales.


Interactive Result Display

Merge and delete table rows and columns with automatic recalculation. Sort and rearrange result views. Unlimited undo for changes.


Transform & Recode

Calculate new variables. Recode variables into same or new variables. Recode multiple variables at once.


Export & Report

Display results in organized output viewer in MAXQDA products. Copy results to clipboard for use in reporting programs like Word. Export to SPSS or other statistical packages.

Why Systech

The key ingredient in the success of SYSTECH Technocraft Services is the spirit of our people and the strong value-adding culture we share. Our adaptability to new demands and opportunities is driven by more than entrepreneurial spirit. We grow with strong focus on customer and partner support which makes us easier to do business faster.

We work with strong network of reseller partners across India, to boost their business opportunities in cybersecurity, Infosec, analytics and cloud, ing them to achieve new revenues from the changing technology landscape.

Each of our regional business units is free to respond to its own instincts; applying its market experience and cultural awareness, not limited by protocol.

We are continually enhancing our distribution models. We know how to harness the potential of new technologies

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