Our latest video tutorial introduces coding of qualitative data for those just starting out. Tagging or coding qualitative data with codes and themes is one of the most common methods for analysing qualitative data. But how do you do it? What's a code and a theme? How does it work in practice? Our short guide shows this:
The video uses the example of writing a book report to consider aspects of the data that are interesting, and useful to answer a qualitative research question. Codes are described as categories used to group together extracts of text, or quotes. This is illustrated by using cut up text extracts, and keeping them in labelled envelopes. Various different methods and types of coding are discussed as options, for example discourse, narrative and thematic analysis. This overview is not limited to qualitative data analysis software, but also discusses how it can be used in traditional paper and highlighter approaches.
You can download a trial of Quirkos, demonstrated briefly in the video from the link below: