Coding and Writing Analytic Memos on Qualitative Data: A Review of Johnny Saldaña’s The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers

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The Qualitative Report, Vol: 23, Issue: 4, Page: 889-892

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Rogers, Richard
Qualitative Methodology; Data Analysis; Analytic Memos; Coding; First Cycle Coding; Second Cycle Coding; Themes; Quantitative, Qualitative, Comparative, and Historical Methodologies; Social and Behavioral Sciences; Social Statistics
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Researchers in the field or doctoral students completing a qualitative or mixed methods study would highly benefit from this book because it thoroughly covers the basics of coding, provides many different types of coding, and explains the purpose of analytic memos. There are twenty-five different types of first cycle coding and six types of second cycle coding. Analytic memos provide an avenue for the researcher to record his or her thoughts during the research process and to code the memos as additional data for the study. The companion website provides code lists, coding examples from journals, and sample interview transcripts to test your coding skills.