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HyperRESEARCH logo Coding in HyperRESEARCH v 2.6

Authors of this page: Celia Taylor¹ and Ann Lewins²

Affiliation: ¹University of Huddersfield and ²University of Surrey

Date written: 15th Sept 2005





Symbols and Conventions

Creating new codes

Use this approach where you want to create codes without referring to the text, perhaps because you are guided by some existing theory as to what you expect to find. As you create codes (by whatever approach) don't forget to keep a record, either as a comment or in a memo, of what the code represents and what your thinking about it is.


To create a new code

  1. click on the Edit Code button ( HyperRESEARCH Edit Code button). See Figure 1. click New Code....
  2. The Create new Code Named: dialog opens, type in the code name.


Code list editor window

Figure 1. HyperRESEARCH Code List Editor


Examining existing codes

Once you have created some codes and/or done some coding, use this approach to explore what nodes you have created.


To examine existing codes

  1. Codes are listed in the Code List Editor. See Figure 1.
  2. To open click Codes:Code List Editor in the top menu bar or press the keys Control + E.


Using existing codes for coding

This is the most common situation, where you have developed codes and are working through the documents coding their contents.


To use existing codes for coding

  1. click Sources and Open Source:Text the Select Source File window opens.
  2. double click the file you want to code.
  3. The Source window opens, select the area of text you want to code.
  4. click the Apply Code button (HyperRESEARCH Apply Code button) in the Code List Editor.
  5. Or double click the code in the Code List Editor that you want to apply to the select text.
  6. Or click the code in the Code List Editor you want to apply and highlight the text you want to code to it, then press Enter or Return.