Codebooks for qualitative research

Many people undertaking qualitative analysis will use some form of coding to help explore and categorise their data. Often, the researcher will use hundreds of codes to do this, and the list of codes, themes or topics that are used to analyse the data is called the coding framework, and a codebook describes them. A codebook doesn’t include the extracts of data themselves, but a detailed description of the codes, how they should be used,