A Step-by-Step Guide to Qualitative Data Coding

1st Edition

Philip Adu

Routledge
April 17, 2019 Forthcoming
Textbook - 368 Pages - 261 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138486874 - CAT# K349518

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Summary

A Step-by-Step Guide to Qualitative Data Coding is a comprehensive qualitative data analysis guide. It is designed to help readers to systematically analyze qualitative data in a transparent and consistent manner – thus promoting credibility of their findings.

The book examines the art of coding data, categorizing codes, and synthesizing categories and themes. Using real data for demonstrations, it provides step-by-step instructions and illustrations for analyzing qualitative data. Some of the demonstrations include conducting manual coding using Microsoft Word and how to use qualitative data analysis software (QDAS) such as Dedoose, NVivo and QDA Miner Lite to analyze data. It also contains creative ways of presenting qualitative findings and provides practical examples.

After reading this book, readers will be able to:

  • Analyze qualitative data and present their findings
  • Select an appropriate qualitative analysis tool
  • Decide on the right qualitative coding and categorization strategies for their analysis
  • Develop relationships among categories/themes
  • Choose a suitable format for the presentation of the findings

It is a great resource for qualitative research instructors, undergraduate and graduate students, who want to gain skills in analyzing qualitative data or plan to conduct a qualitative study. It is also useful for researchers and practitioners in the social and health sciences fields.

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