he purpose of this lab is to attempt manual coding, or coding by hand, for the first time. As such, rather than working with full interview or focus group transcripts, the data we are starting with...

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he purpose of this lab is to attempt manual coding, or coding by hand, for the first time. As such, rather than working with full interview or focus group transcripts, the data we are starting with represent brief responses to 2 open-ended questions asked of 23 survey participants (see attached excel spreadsheet). The instructions for this activity are purposefully left fairly open in order to give you the opportunity to shape your own coding process, but you can (and should) refer to this week’s (Week 5’s) readings and review the online lectures on data analysis and coding before beginning this exercise.To code the responses, follow these general guidelines:
  1. Read and re-read the responses several times, taking notes on your thoughts as you go.
  2. Once you feel comfortable that you have a strong grasp on the data, use descriptive coding to a) create codes that capture the primary meaning of phrases or passages, and b) create codes based on individual words that stand out as representative of the participant’s response. For this exercise, you should create between 10-20 codes total. Codes can and should be repeated across different cases (participants), but because they are highly specific they do not need to be.
  3. As you proceed, think about how you could group these codes into broader categories that represent primary themes/patterns across responses. This is your chance to start to recognize similarities or differences across responses. You should identify at minimum 3 themes/categories for each of the 2questions (reasons for having and reasons for not having children) and then display how each of your codes falls into these categories/themes.
  4. Once you have finalized your themes, identify 1 representative quote for each theme.
Your submission for this lab should include:
  1. A document that demonstrates your manual coding.You can either do this electronically or with pen and paper (and submit a scanned document), but in either case, you will need to highlight the text corresponding to each of your codes and indicate what code you assigned to that particular text. You can do this in several different ways (e.g., highlighting different passages and writing the corresponding code in the margin, drawing a box around the passage and pointing to corresponding code, etc.), but be sure to make it clear which codes correspond to what text.Please see attachment below with four examples of how students have demonstrated their manual coding process in past classes.
  2. A list of at least6 themes/categories (minimum 3 themes for each of the 2questions as listed above), the corresponding codes pertaining to each theme, and the representative quote for each theme.
  3. A 1-pagememo describing your main findings with respect to the major themes and comparing and contrasting themes across the 2questions.
Answered Same DayMay 04, 2021

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Parul answered on May 05 2021
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Case #SQ1:: Reasons for having childrenCodes: SQ1 SQ2: Reasons for not having childrenCodes SQ2
case 1Children whittle away your time in ways that are ultimately beneficial: they...

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