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And welcome to this max qda video tutorial today. Well be looking at how how you can use max qda to conduct literature reviews. Max qda.
Can make the of getting an overview of the current state of research in your field far easier. And more generally can help you to write academic texts more efficiently. So lets get started.
Lets assume that you have a specific research interest or research question in mind your first port of call will usually be an online database which gives you access to relevant publications. The literature youre looking for will generally be available in two forms on the one hand publishers and libraries provide you with the available literatures metadata. This metadata includes for example.
The author title publication date. And an abstract. You dont have to enter this bibliographic data manually as a rule these online catalogs offer export options of this compiled data in r is format or research information system format.
You can then import this ris. File into max. Q.
Da. Using this button right. Here.
And analyzed. The metadata. As you would analyze any other data in max q.
Da. But today. Well be focusing on the second option.
Working with the content of the articles books and publications themselves. These are usually available as pdf files. Which you can either download from a website or create yourself by scanning them if you want to scan the text yourself please remember that youll only be available to analyze them as normal in max q.
Da. If you run them through a text. Recognition.
Or ocr program. Once youve scanned them and before you import them into max. Q.
Da. If you dont do. This.
The text in the pdf cant be selected. Because its only available as an image in that case you can still code and analyze the pdf. Exactly.
As you would code and analyze images in max q. Da. But you cant use any of the functions that are based on text recognition for example text searches creating word clouds or copying individual text segments.
But even when youve run the pdf through a text recognition program. The recognized text layer doesnt always match the visible layer of the pdf so its important that you check the quality of the text. Recognition layer before importing the pdf into max q.
Da. By selecting part of the text in the pdf file and pasting it into a text document otherwise you may be in for an unpleasant surprise later when using the search function or when copying individual segments. If you want to analyze a large number of pdfs or pdf files that are themselves quite big it may be useful to save all the pdf files.
Larger than five megabytes. As external files to your max. Q.
Da. Project. This keeps your project.
Files. Small. And makes it.
Easier to share. It with your colleagues. Once youve imported a pdf file you can link it to the corresponding riz entry by a document link.
So just select the title. Right click and choose insert document link then repeat the same in the pdf file. We can then jump directly between the bibliographic information and the full text with a simple mouse click you can now draw on the full range of qualitative and mixed methods functions.
That max qda has to offer to start with it might be interesting to first color code certain passages with a highlighter can then also add notes at the edge of the text. In which you can record your interpretations or thoughts on the respective passage. These notes.
Called. Memos in max q. Da.
Work like classic post. It notes. But thanks to the memo manager.
In the reports tab. Youll never lose them. And you can easily search for them filter and sort them so they are always able to find the appropriate notes on a particular topic or article.
Now lets look at the central function of max qa. Which you can also use for literature. Reviews.
Coding. Your data. From a technical perspective coding in max q.
Da. Is very simple you select a text message and drag it on to the corresponding code you can find more details on this procedure in our getting started video tutorial or in two other tutorials one of which is called coding qualitative data with max qa 2018 and qualitative research organizing the code system with max qa 2018 by coding your literature in this way you then have all important information at your beck and call when writing your review. When you double click on the respective code or use the retrieval function you can compile all the corresponding text passages and start writing the chapter immediately this way you can quickly find suitable quotations for the introduction details on the methods used for a methods.
Chapter as well as details. Concerning theories and hypotheses on the themes covered in the literature. There are countless features and functions in max.
Q. Ei. That are based on analyzing codes for example.
You can write summaries of the coded segments in individual documents. And then summarize. This summary.
Even further later several descriptive functions also enable you to measure the frequency scope and combined occurrences of codes aside from these tools. Available. In the analysis tab.
Its also important to mention max q. Days of visual tools. They let you visually display the frequency of codes in individual documents.
Or entire document groups as well as the combined occurrence of codes. The video tutorial called qualitative. Data.
Analysis. Visualizing data with max qd. A 2018.
Gives you an overview of these very useful functions instead of coding. Manually. You can also code texts.
Automatically using the lexical search function. Offering placeholders wildcards lemma lists. And so called regular expressions.
The lexical search function is a very powerful tool with which you can easily implement even the most complex search queries finally you can graduate from the qualitative to the quantitative or mixed methods level by using. Max cdas mixed methods features or the stats. Module for descriptive and inferential statistical analyses.
If you have any questions about the functions. Ive talked about you can either access the relevant section in our online manual here or visit one of our workshops or even visit our online forum. Whichever you choose we of course wish you all the very best with your project music.
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