Descriptive and Interpretative Coding
Authors of this page:Dawn Clarke and Graham R. Gibbs
Affiliation: University of Huddersfield
Date written: 27th November 2008
Updated; 13th Apri 2012
- Learn the difference between descriptive codes and interpretative codes
- Understand that in Template Analysis there is not a strong distinction between descriptive and interpretative codes or themes
- Be aware of the danger of interpreting text without justification or without realising that is what you are doing.
The resources on this site by Graham R Gibbs, Dawn Clarke, Celia Taylor, Christina Silver and Ann Lewins are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.