November 29, 2023
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Coding and Analysis

I attended a workshop today on ” A Crash Course in Coding and Analysis ” by Dr Richard Budd My Key Takeaways It is all about reduction key features include looking for commonalities exceptions tensions disagreements. You need to boil it down and document it as you go. It is a slow iterative process with two steps forward and one step back . You need to immerse yourself in the data. a deductive approach is more top down and hypothesis testing with quantitative measurement of outcome whereas an inductive approach is more qualitative and his bottom up so data driven or theory generated Develop basic codes extend those codes and identify what people are saying. You are using big codes to start with and then putting text in two initial coding buckets eg likes and dislikes. When you are reducing the data it is a bit like making jam you …

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