MAXQDA is a product of  Verbi gmbh
We thank Graham Hughes  and Stefan Radiker (of Verbi) for contributing to these companion web pages.                           

MAXQDA 11  provides a simple interface and intuitive tools to handle qualitative and mixed methods analysis, tabulated panes,  interrogation and mapping functions are applicable to  multiple data media.   MAXQDA plus includes the full range of tools, including mapping and content analysis tools

Getting started in MAXQDA. 
As you will see in the subsequent pages – there are various types of data which can be imported and some of them are auto-processed as they are imported.

  • You can create an empty project and later copy or import data
  • You can import a spreadsheet of mixed quantitative and qualitative data and the software auto-processes the information on import.

As with other MAXQDA step by step options written by Graham Hughes and Stefan Radiker they have  oriented exercises  around the case study B data (Financial Downturn). They  provide a selection of ideas for analytic actions using focus group data and survey data froma spread sheet.   Note that once you are working in a software ‘project’  there is no clear  linearity or set sequence in the way things have to be achieved though exercises are related to each sequenced Chapter.  See Download area for data and working projects. 

In Chapter 5 to help get you started, we talk about productive things you can do in the early stages of setting up a ‘project’ in software. Experimenting with these processes where relevant in your chosen software will help to become familiar with useful entities in the software.    We keep the subject matter of other chapters in mind as the step by step tasks in these pages get deeper into the interpretive and interrogation processes of analysing different media. Varied approaches to qualitative data analysis inform how we discuss the functions of software.  Get Started!
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