The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers

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SAGE, Nov 28, 2015 - Social Science - 368 pages
Johnny Saldaņa’s unique and invaluable manual demystifies the qualitative coding process with a comprehensive assessment of different coding types, examples and exercises. The ideal reference for students, teachers, and practitioners of qualitative inquiry, it is essential reading across the social sciences and neatly guides you through the multiple approaches available for coding qualitative data.

Its wide array of strategies, from the more straightforward to the more complex, is skillfully explained and carefully exemplified providing a complete toolkit of codes and skills that can be applied to any research project. For each code Saldaņa provides information about the method′s origin, gives a detailed description of the method, demonstrates its practical applications, and sets out a clearly illustrated example with analytic follow-up.

Now with a companion website, the book is supported by:

  • SAGE journal articles showing coding being applied to real research
  • Sample transcripts highlighting coding techniques
  • Links to CAQDAS sites to introduce relevant software
  • Practical student exercises Links to video and digital content

This international bestseller is an extremely usable, robust manual and is a must-have resource for qualitative researchers at all levels.

Click here for a listing of Johnny Saldaņa′s upcoming workshops.



Codifying and Categorizing
What Gets Coded?
The Numbers of Codes
Manual and CAQDAS Coding
Solo and Team Coding
On Method
Chapter Summary
Formatting Matters
Appendix B A Glossary of Analytic Recommendations
Appendix C Field Note Interview Transcript and Document
Appendix D Exercises and Activities for Coding

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About the author (2015)

Johnny Saldana is a professor of theatre at Arizona State University in Tempe, where he supervises theatre education and teacher training. He has conducted workshops on drama in the elementary classroom nationwide, and he received the American Alliance for Theatre & Education's 1989 Creative Drama Award. His exemplary teaching earned him ASU's Burlington Resources Foundation Faculty Achievement Award in 1991, and the ASU College of Fine Arts Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award in 1995.

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