Should you use inter-rater reliability in qualitative coding?

  In qualitative analysis it’s sometimes difficult to agree even with yourself. With complex data sets, and ‘wicked’ issues, there are times that a researcher coding qualitative data will not consistently code different sources to the same themes or codes in the same way. Often there many themes, rich and numerous sources, and difficult decisions to be made as to where sections of text fit. So to promote consistency, researchers

Preparing data sources for qualitative analysis

  Qualitative software used to need you to format text files in very specific ways before they could be imported. These days the software is much more capable and means you can import nearly any kind of text data in any kind of formatting, which allows for a lot more flexibility. However, that easy-going nature can let you get away with some pretty lazy habits. You’ll probably find your analysis (and even data collection and