What is 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.
Statistical analysis meets qualitative research – Desktop-based for Windows & Mac. MAXQDA Analytics Pro equips you with a large range of tools for statistical analysis. Seamlessly quantify your qualitative data and enrich your analysis with evidence and plausibility. Statistically analyze your qualitative data in MAXQDA or import and connect your data with data sets in the Excel or SPSS format.
Use the Stats module to run statistical calculations with your MAXQDA project data. Statistically analyze code frequencies across documents and create new data groups in your qualitative project based on statistical results.
Include all parts for your data or use activation to limit the analysis to specific documents and codes in MAXQDA Analytics Pro. You can also work with Excel or SPSS data sets – just like you would in any other statistics software package.
Create basic charts to compare frequency and percentages for variables or codes. Frequency tables are interactive – remove and merge columns or rows with automatic recalculation of percentages. Create customizable charts and diagrams for your results and copy to output viewer or directly to your reports and presentations.
Calculate descriptive statistics including mean, standard deviation, variance, quartiles, median and range.
There is a wide variety of methods to explore relationships between two or more variables in MAXQDA Analytics Pro. Crosstabs are one of the basics that no statistics program can do without: they’re easy to customize and can provide valuable insights for everyone – not just statisticians. Highlighting options make the interpretation of results quick and easy.
If you’re looking for something more advanced, you can also compare the effect of a factor on different groups with an analysis of variance (ANOVA).
One of the most fundamental statistical procedures to explore connections within your data is to check for correlations. The Stats module enables you to calculate the two most commonly used correlation coefficients with a few mouse clicks: Pearsons r and Spearmans Rho.
Creating your own scale can be a great way to properly measure the dimensions that you are most interested in. Calculate Cronbachs Alpha to check reliability in MAXQDA Analytics Pro. Save scales as new variables and calculate the sum or mean of the item values.
Create new variables by computing or recoding existing variable values.
Ease of use has always been recognized as a strong trait of the MAXQDA product family, and with MAXQDA Analytics Pro we extend our high standard of usability into the realm of statistical analysis. The integrated output viewer is just one of the many features we’ve implemented to fulfill this promise, but it’s a central one: export every table and every chart to the output viewer with just one click. It will stay there, no matter what you do in the meantime – waiting to be transferred into your report with a simple copy & paste.