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ERIC Number: EJ914016
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1052-0147
The Evolution of a Coding Schema in a Paced Program of Research
Winters, Charlene A.; Cudney, Shirley; Sullivan, Therese
Qualitative Report, v15 n6 p1415-1430 Nov 2010
A major task involved in the management, analysis, and integration of qualitative data is the development of a coding schema to facilitate the analytic process. Described in this paper is the evolution of a coding schema that was used in the analysis of qualitative data generated from online forums of middle-aged women with chronic conditions who participated in a computer support intervention in the rural west. The coding schema evolved over three phases of the research project and included coding tree nodes based on study-driven categories and nodes that arose from the data and changes in conceptual thinking. This paper provides researchers with information about a potential approach that can be used when coding large amounts of qualitative data from a multi-phased study. (Contains 1 figure and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A