MAXqda is the successor of winMAX. Unlike most other CAQDAS, it was not developed on the background of Grounded Theory, but has taken more cues from Weberian approaches. It Windows 3.11 style interface inherited some of the earlier problems with window handling, but it is a very ordered and intuitive interface.
MAXqda only accepts RTF format, thus a converter is required for most types of media data.
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