HLTB15 WINTER 2013
LECTURE # 9 – DATA ANALYSIS
What are the THREE types of Quantitative Data Analysis?
What is the main goal of Qualitative Data Analysis?
o To find themes and patterns in the data
What are the TWO main core procedures for Qualitative Data Analysis?
o CODING – Classification of Phenomena
What is OPEN CODING?
o Making sense of massive amounts of qualitative data by trying to identify as
many themes, ideas and patterns as possible
o Identification is the main purpose
What is the CONSTANT COMPARATIVE METHOD?
o Constantly comparing each new piece of data against the codes and notes
Why is NAMING important?
o It is important to pay attention to the exact words used as each word
depending on the form and word used evokes so much meaning. Therefore
be as precise as possible with the words used.
What is AXIAL/FOCUSED Coding?
o What this type of coding you are always looking at how themes are useful
and how they are related, and interact with one another.
o It is used to develop new categories and seeking new relationships that will
further shed light on an existing category
o Main purpose is links and relationships
What is a CORE CATEGORY?
o It is the central code or principle around which other codes cluster around
o It is easy to relate to, appears frequently, supports theories and moves ideas
o Gives central meaning to the research conclusions
o Main them of the situation and may represent a central problem or issue.
What is SELECTIVE CODING?
o Increases the focus around the central category by always looking at links to
it and how it may or may not be at the heart of the matter
o It is essential for integration.
What is TRIANGULATION?
o It is using a third source outside of the cause to corroborate the results and
apparent relationships from your coding to know you are on the right path
and what you are interpreting is consistent with other accounts if possible.
What are the FIVE elements of CODING according to Boyatzis (1988)
o How to know when the theme occurs? HLTB15 WINTER 2013
o Qualifications or exclusions?
o Examples to eliminate possible confusion
What is MEMOING?
o Writing down ideas and insights about the data and can happen at any time
o Identify concepts, half formed ideas, action notes hoping to reach more
What are the THREE TYPES OF MEMOING notes?
o Code Notes
o Theoretical Notes
o Operational Notes
What is CODE notes?