Deductive coding is also called concept-driven coding. These codes might come from previous research, or you might already know what themes you’re interested in analyzing. Quantitative coding is the process of categorising the collected non-numerical information into groups and assigning the numerical codes to these groups. Coding qualitative data can be a daunting task, especially for the first timer. This article explores a number of questions about the coding process which
Thinking about the Coding Process in Qualitative Data Analysis Abstract Coding is a ubiquitous part of the qualitative research process, but it is often under-considered in research methods training and literature. Deductive coding means you start with a predefined set of codes, then assign those codes to the new qualitative data. Numeric coding is shared by all statistical software and among others, it facilitates data conversion and measurement comparisons. A coding pattern can be characterised by: (Photo by Rachel Lynette French). Process Data entry and integrity Quantitative coding Qualitative coding Weights of survey data File formats and data conversion Data authenticity Wrap up: Data quality Adapt your DMP: part 3 Sources and further reading 4. Coding the qualitative data creates structure.. “But we already have an interview script!” you say. Coding gives data structure. Store Storage Backup Security Adapt your DMP: part … Below are my notes, which is a useful summary on coding qualitative data (please note, most of the text has been taken directly from The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers by Johnny Saldana).
Background to Coding.