5/11 Coding of data part two
There are several types of coding that can be undertaken:
Data from interviews, notes, observations, events etc is studied and coded according to what each piece of data is an example of. For example: For the question 'Making use of computers in the library', coding could include examples of activities, courses, computer clubs, software, hardware, courses, and sources of information.
Building connections within categories, and between categories and sub-categories. This provides a picture of the relationships between the categories and sub-categories.
For example, let's look at the following questions:
'What sort of computer training have you received?'
'Describe how you use the computers in the library'
Comparison can be undertaken of the responses to these questions to see if there are any links between the type of computer training received and the use made of the library computers.
The relationship between a core category and related categories; by focussing on one aspect of the core categories, a picture of relationships from within the core category can be identified. For example:
Could focus only on responses from those who had received no computer training , comparing responses to a number of different questions asked to explore the experience of this group in more depth.
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