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How to do simple manual coding of text.

Author of this page: Graham R. Gibbs

Affiliation: University of Huddersfield

Date written: 30th Dec. 2005




Coding is the process of combing the data for themes, ideas and categories and then marking similar passages of text with a code label so that they can easily be retrieved at a later stage for further comparison and analysis. Coding the data makes it easier to search the data, to make comparisons and to identify any patterns that require further investigation. This video shows that in action with a simple data set using pen and paper.


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