The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers

The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers

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By (author) Johnny Saldana

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  • Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 244mm x 18mm | 544g
  • Publication date: 5 March 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1847875483
  • ISBN 13: 9781847875488
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,438,008

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"The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers" is unique in providing, in one volume, an in-depth guide to each of the multiple approaches available for coding qualitative data. In total, 29 different approaches to coding are covered, ranging in complexity from beginner to advanced level and covering the full range of types of qualitative data from interview transcripts to field notes. For each approach profiled, Johnny Saldana discusses the method's origins in the professional literature, a description of the method, recommendations for practical applications, and a clearly illustrated example.Also included in the book is an introduction to how codes and coding initiate qualitative data analysis, their applications with qualitative data analysis software, the writing of supplemental analytic memos, and recommendations for how to best use the manual for particular studies. "The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers" is an invaluable reference for all students, teachers, and practitioners of qualitative inquiry, and a useful textbook for beginning and advanced qualitative research methods courses in such disciplines as education, sociology, communication, anthropology, psychology, and health care.

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Johnny Saldana is a Professor of Theatre in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts' School of Theatre and Film at Arizona State University where he has taught since 1981. He received his BFA and MFA degrees in drama education from the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of Drama of Color: Improvisation with Multiethnic Folklore (Heinemann, 1995), awarded the 1996 Distinguished Book Award from the American Alliance for Theatre & Education (AATE); Longitudinal Qualitative Research: Analyzing Change Through Time (AltaMira Press, 2003), awarded the 2004 Outstanding Book Award from the National Communication Association's Ethnography Division; Ethnodrama: An Anthology of Reality Theatre (AltaMira Press, 2005); The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers (SAGE, 2009); and Fundamentals of Qualitative Research (Oxford University Press, 2011). In press is a new book, Ethnotheatre: Research from Page to Stage (Left Coast Press, 2012) and a Second Edition of The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers (SAGE, 2013).

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'The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers is a sophisticated introduction to strategies for coding qualitative data...Saldana writes in a colloquial and easy-to-follow style, which is a great help for those not well versed in this area. His plentiful and pertinent examples keep the reader interested and engaged in the material' - PsycCRITIQUES 'Perhaps we could call Johnny Saldana (2009) the Dan Brown of qualitative research...Certainly, this is a man who knows how to decode the mysteries of coding qualitative data. While Saldana's new book, The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers, may not be marketed as a thriller, students, teachers, and practitioners of qualitative research may well find themselves thrilled by the clarity and comprehensiveness of Saldana's text' - The Weekly Qualitative Report

Table of contents

PART ONE: AN INTRODUCTION TO CODES AND CODING Purposes of the Manual What is a Code? Codifying and Categorizing What Gets Coded? The Mechanics of Coding The Numbers of Codes Manual and CAQDAS Coding Solo and Team Coding Necessary Personal Attributes for Coding On Method PART TWO: WRITING ANALYTIC MEMOS What is an Analytic Memo? Examples of Analytic Memos Coding and Categorizing Analytic Memos Analytic Memos on Visual Data PART THREE: FIRST CYCLE CODING METHODS The Coding Cycles Selecting the Appropriate Coding Method(s) Overview of First Cycle Coding Methods The Coding Methods Profiles Grammatical Methods Attribute Coding Magnitude Coding Simultaneous Coding Elemental Methods Structural Coding Descriptive Coding In Vivo Coding Process Coding Initial Coding Affective Methods Emotion Coding Values Coding Versus Coding Evaluation Coding Literary and Language Methods Dramaturgical Coding Motif Coding Narrative Coding Verbal Exchange Coding Exploratory Methods Holistic Coding Provisional Coding Hypothesis Coding Procedural Coding OCM (Outline of Cultural Materials) Coding Protocol Coding Domain and Taxonomic Coding Themeing the Data Forms for Additional First Cycle Coding Methods PART FOUR: SECOND CYCLE CODING METHODS Overview of Second Cycle Coding Methods Pattern Coding Focused Coding Axial Coding Theoretical Coding Elaborative Coding Longitudinal Coding Forms for Additional Second Cycle Coding Methods PART FIVE: POST-CODING AND PRE-WRITING Focusing Strategies Rising Above the Data Ordering and Reordering Assistance from Others Appendix A - Exercises and Activities for Coding and Qualitative Data Analytic Skill Development Appendix B - Field Note, Interview Transcript, and Document Samples for Coding Appendix C - An Operational Model Diagram Appendix D - A Glossary of Analytic Recommendations