MAXQDA is a software program that allows you to code and analyze your qualitative research. It allows you to code faster and more efficiently.
*** This Guide is for an older version of MAXQDA from 2018. There is another guide for the more recent version, MAXQDA 2020.
This Guide will help you:
Understand the basics of MAXQDA
Import your data
Learn how to do basic coding
Become competent in running reports on your coded data and exporting these reports
MAXQDA is available at the following locations on campus:
MAXQDA Standard will meet the needs of most qualitative researchers. It allows you to work with a variety of kinds of documents, including text, audio, pictures, and video.
MAXQDA Standard: Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research
$43 for 6 months for a single user license that you can download on 1 machine.
$83 for 24 months for a single license that you can download on 2 machines.
MAXQDA Analytics Pro: Includes MAXQDA Standard capabilities, quantitative text analysis, and statistical data analysis
$92 for 12 months for a single license that you can download on 2 machines.
$115 for 24 months for a single license that you can download on 2 machines.
*** To purchase, you'll need to have proof of your student status (a student ID is fine).
*** Prices may fluctuate a bit based on the exchange rate.
*** You can try MAXQDA on a free 14-day trial.
When you open MAXQDA, this screen will greet you. You will see your user name and you can choose to start a new project or open an existing one. Here, an existing project is chosen.
The documents from this example come from a research study conducted in South Africa between 2004-2013. This study investigated the lives of Pentecostal, ex-gay South Africans. To read the completed study that this MAXQDA example uses, see: