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Template Analysis

Template Analysis. Developed by Nigel King and others.

See e.g.

Book icon King, N (2004) Using templates in the thematic analysis of text, in C.Cassell and G.Symon (Eds.) Essential Guide to Qualitative Methods in Organizational Research. London: Sage.

Book icon Crabtree, Benjamin F., Miller, William L. (1999) Doing qualitative research. Thousand Oaks, Calif. ; London : SAGE,
2nd ed.

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

 

 

 

Learning outcomes

  1. Learn the difference between descriptive codes and interpretative codes
  2. Understand that in Template Analysis there is not a strong distinction between descriptive and interpretative codes or themes
  3. Be aware of the danger of interpreting text without justification or without realising that is what you are doing.

 

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Loudspeaker iconiPhone friendly version of the videoNigel King discusses moving from descriptive codes to more analytic ones and about keeping interpretations within what is justified by the data:

 

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