MAXQDA

World-leading QDA software designed for analysing qualitative data the way you want

MAXQDA Demo

Contact us for an obligation free MAXQDA demonstration. Consultation data, survey data,  focus group data, Facebook data and much more. MAXQDA will help you to make sense of any qualitative data you have.

Free 14-day trial

Download the free 14-day trial and test MAXQDA with your own data or with the included demo projects. The trial version includes all the features of MAXQDA Analytics Pro.

Obligation Free Quote

MAXQDA has a range of pricing options to fit any projects budget. Discounts are available for NGO/Government organisations and multiple licenses. Contact us for an obligation free quote.

What is MAXQDA?

MAXQDA is a world leading software package for qualitative and mixed methods research. It is one of the most comprehensive programs in the field and is used by thousands of researchers in more than 150 countries around the world.

MAXQDA also gives you the freedom to analyse an increasingly diverse range of data types. You can import documents, PDF files, tables, images, media files, Twitter tweets, survey data and more — MAXQDA is ideal for analysing large amounts of qualitative data that consultations and surveys can generate.

All Your Data

MAXQDA can help you with systematic analysis and interpretation of all your data. Analyse interviews, articles, media clips, Twitter tweets, Facebook comments, surveys, focus groups, and more.

Teamwork Made Simple

100% identical and compatible on Windows and Mac, and smart teamwork features to help you work together.

Mixed Methods

MAXQDA is the mixed methods expert! You can import and export quantitative data matrices to and from statistics software packages like SPSS. You can turn your codes into variables, use crosstabs, automatically or manually assign variables to your data, and export any part of your project to a spreadsheet.

Data Visualisations

A picture says more than a 1000 words. Use them to visualise your research and share your findings with others.

Your Research Journey

MAXQDA supports you every step of the way. From collecting data in the field to publishing your findings.

User Friendly

MAXQDA’s easy-to-use interface and free tutorials, manuals and webinars will get you started in no time.

What does MAXQDA do?

MAXQDA helps you to collect, organise, analyse, visualise and publish data from qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research. Over 25 years of experience and constant development have made MAXQDA one of the most comprehensive analysis programs in the industry. This page will give you an idea of the full scope of MAXQDA’s features.

Identical on Windows and Mac: MAXQDA is the only leading QDA software that offers exactly the same features on Windows and Mac.

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MAXQDA Features

MAXQDA Different Types of Data

Different types of data – one program!

MAXQDA has high data capacity and can handle more file types than you think, so you can be flexible when it comes to different types of data.

With MAXQDA, you’re prepared for everything. Whether it’s a simple text document, Excel table or PDF file, a picture, audio or video file, an SPSS or bibliographic record, or even a tweet: you can analyse it with MAXQDA! You can even import whole webpages with the MAXQDA Web Collector – as a PDF with searchable text (OCR) or as an image.

#1 Software for mixed methods

Ask your colleagues: MAXQDA is widely considered to be the software for mixed methods research. The reason is that our tools have been developed in close collaboration with the world’s leading experts in this field.

Whether you’re looking for a typology table, a document similarity analysis or joint displays, you’ll find features that enable you to make much more of your qualitative data – and many more than you would find in other QDA programs.

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MAXQDA Word Tree

Quantitative Text Analysis

The MAXDictio module delivers quantitative text analysis. You can display frequencies of individual words or word combinations in tables or visualise them in the Interactive Wordtree. By setting up your own “Dictionary” you can investigate your texts with reference to specific words. Or you can use the Keyword-in-Context function to transfer the textual contexts of selected words into a clear table. Lemmatisation, the visualisation of word frequencies in documents, multiple stop- and go-lists are the just some of the features that make MAXDictio an extra you won’t want to do without.

MAXApp for iOS
MAXApp Android App

MAXApp: Made for field research

  1. Collect photos, texts, audio and video
  2. Code and organise data
  3. Import projects to MAXQDA
  4. Continue your analysis in MAXQDA

Statistics made easy

With the Stats module, you can analyse Excel, SPSS and even MAXQDA data sets with a wide range of descriptive and inferential statistics. And your codes and variables are always integrated into cross tabs, into variance or reliability analyses, and into the calculation of correlation coefficients or simple codes. Combined with the interactive and customisable result windows, MAXQDA offers a range of qualitative and Mixed Methods research features that are unparalleled world-wide in user-friendliness.

The Stats module is only available in MAXQDA Analytics Pro.

MAXQDA - Max Maps

MAXMaps: More than just a map

Qualitative data input is one thing – keeping track of this data is quite another.

With MAXMaps, you’re not only able to visualise connections, the resulting map is also directly connected to the underlying data. This means you can drag and drop all your data elements – including documents, memos, codes or coded segments – directly onto your map. Or jump from your map to the data in question with just one click.

We also offer five unique MAXMaps models, which allow you to visualise your data in a partially automated way. Keeping track of your qualitative data has never been easier!

Greater flexibility and a clearer overview thanks to memos & summaries

Writing notes and summaries is a fundamental part of everyday research. The memos in MAXQDA are quite similar to classic post-it notes. There are 11 different types and you can place them anywhere: on documents, codes or directly within your data. But thanks to the Memo Manager you won’t lose these memos (unlike post-its!) – and they can also be searched and analysed.

With our summary grids and summary tables, you can keep summaries of which codes and variables appear in each respective project or document: another level of analysis which means you’ll never lose track of the bigger picture.

MAXQDA Memos

MAXQDA Demo

Contact us for an obligation free MAXQDA demonstration. Consultation data, survey data,  focus group data, Facebook data and much more. MAXQDA will help you to make sense of any qualitative data you have.

Free 14-day trial

Download the free 14-day trial and test MAXQDA with your own data or with the included demo projects. The trial version includes all the features of MAXQDA Analytics Pro.

MAXQDA Product Options

MAXQDA Product Comparison
MAXQDA Standard

MAXQDA Standard

Advanced Qualitative Data Analysis

Work with a wide range of data types, including focus groups, surveys, webpages, pre-structured documents, biographical data. Direct connection to Twitter and SurveyMonkey. Transcribe, analyse and code audio and video files in Multimedia Player. Large range of coding features, write memos, search for words, link within documents or to external sources and keep a logbook of important research steps. Add variables to your data to keep track of demographic or other types of quantitative information. Visualise data with unsurpassed visualisation tools, charts and diagrams. Summarise or paraphrase coded data into your own words and use advanced search for word combinations and coded data. Full Mixed Methods tool box available, including crosstabs, joint displays, similarity analysis and more. Create free or automatic concept maps with powerful mapping tool MAXMaps. Share elements of project data with team members and analyse intercoder agreement. Present your research to others with extensive visualisation options and export data to professional report creator.

Available in: MAXQDA Standard, MAXQDA Plus, MAXQDA Analytics Pro
MAXQDA Plus

MAXQDA Plus

Quantitative Text Analysis – The “MAXDictio” Module

MAXQDA Standard + Quantitative Text Analysis

The MAXDictio module enables researchers to facilitate a vast range of procedures for quantitative text analysis. Included are tools for visual text exploration, content analysis, vocabulary analysis, dictionary based analysis and more.

Available in: MAXQDA Plus, MAXQDA Analytics Pro
MAXQDA Analytics Pro

MAXQDA Analytics Pro

Statistical Data Analysis – The “Stats” Module

MAXQDA Plus + Statistical Data Analysis

Statistically analyse your qualitative data and evaluate your findings with a large range of statistical tools or connect your data to external data sets (Excel, SPSS). Calculate frequency tables, mean, median, standard deviation, mean error, confidence intervals, etc. Analyse 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.

Available in: MAXQDA Analytics Pro

MAXQDA License Overview

Each project is different – select the MAXQDA software license that fits your research project settings best.

MAXQDA is the only leading QDA software with identical program version for Windows & Mac. Project files are completely compatible. This means that if you are working in a team, each team member is free to work with the platform they prefer.

License Types

Computer

Single User License

The Single User License is a personal computer-based license, which can be used to install MAXQDA on two computers (Windows and/or Mac).

The two installations may not be used simultaneously or by more than one individual.

USB Stick

Portable License

The portable license for when you’re on the go! It’s fully functional, so you can analyse your data at home, at work, at the library or wherever you are.

Install MAXQDA on a USB flash drive for a maximum of flexibility. Work on any Mac or Windows PC of your choice!

Computer Network

Network License

The server-based license for teams (from 5 licenses upwards, with a central network admin) allows simultaneous use at the number of purchased licenses.

The total number of computers on which the software can be installed is twice as high (floating use).

Installation: Computers
Up to 2 computers only

System: Windows and/or Mac

Purchase: Available from 1 license

Subscription: Available from 5 licenses

Installation: USB flash drive
USB flash drive not included in purchase

System: Windows and/or Mac

Purchase: Available from 1 license

Subscription: Available from 5 licenses

Installation: Windows Environment
Special System Requirements

System: Windows and/or Mac

Purchase: Available from 5 licenses

Subscription: Available from 5 licenses

Purchase Options

Annual Subscription
(available from 5 licenses)

Always includes the newest version

A 365-day care-free package. This subscription lasts a full year and is available from 5 licenses. The subscription is renewed every year unless cancelled with 2 months notice.

  • New Versions Included

    Upgrades to new versions within subscription cycles are included

  • Premium Support

    Guaranteed response within 24 hours on business days

  • Software Updates

    Updates and bugfixes included

Subscription pricing starts from $1,299*

*Annual subscription pricing for ‘MAXQDA Standard’, single user for NGO/Government organisation. Includes 5 licenses. Discounts available for multiple licenses.

Perpetual License
(available from 1 license)

New versions available with upgrade discount

This one-time purchase lets you use MAXQDA for an unlimited time – the license never expires. One-time purchases include all the services listed here on our website.

  • New Versions

    New versions available with discount for owners of one of the last two MAXQDA versions

  • Regular Support

    Guaranteed response within 1-3 business days, sometimes sooner

  • Software Updates

    New updates included

Perpetual license pricing starts from $999*

*One single user license for ‘MAXQDA Standard’ for NGO/Government Organisation. Discounts available for multiple licenses.

MAXQDA Demo

Contact us for an obligation free MAXQDA demonstration. Consultation data, survey data,  focus group data, Facebook data and much more. MAXQDA will help you to make sense of any qualitative data you have.

Free 14-day trial

Download the free 14-day trial and test MAXQDA with your own data or with the included demo projects. The trial version includes all the features of MAXQDA Analytics Pro.

Obligation Free Quote

MAXQDA has a range of pricing options to fit any projects budget. Discounts are available for NGO/Government organisations and multiple licenses. Contact us for an obligation free quote.