Topic outline

  • Course Overview

    This course follows on from the popular course Do Your Interviews, but you can also take it as a stand-alone course. The course provides a clear understanding of the skills needed to manage and transcribe data collected from methods such as interviews, surveys, and focus groups. 

    Learning Outcomes

    This course will help you to: 

    1. Understand why it’s important to have a clear overview of transcribed data before coding 
    2. Devise and apply a coding frame to code transcribed data  
    3. Apply emergent coding to interpret transcribed data  
    4. Use software to code and analyze data 
    5. Analyze and interpret transcribed data 
    6. Select the most appropriate coding method for transcribed data 
    • Course Author: Dr. Helen Kara

      • Dr. Helen Kara

        Dr. Helen Kara (FAcSS) has been an independent researcher since 1999 and an independent scholar since 2011. She writes about research methods and research ethics, and teaches doctoral students and staff at higher education institutions worldwide. Her books include Qualitative Research for Quantitative Researchers and four books in the SAGE Little Quick Fix series. Helen also writes comics and fiction.

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      • Module One: Getting to Know Your Data

        This module will help you to: 

        1. Recognize the importance of working systematically with data    
        2. Familiarize yourself with your data   
        3. Identify your biases—and know what to do about them
      • Module Two: Using a Coding Framework

        This module will help you to: 

        1. Create a draft coding frame   
        2. Recognize the importance of testing a draft coding frame      
        3. Apply a coding frame to transcribed data 
      • Module Three: Emergent Coding

        This module will help you to: 

        1. Recognize what emergent coding is   
        2. Apply and finalize emergent coding   
        3. Identify how software can help with coding and analysis 
      • Module Four: Coding and Evaluating Data With Software

        This module will help you to: 

        1. Identify how software can help with coding and analysis    
        2. Recognize how best to use Delve and NVivo to analyze your data  


        Note: This module is optional and is not a requirement for obtaining the course certificate. 

      • Module Five: From Coding to Analysis

        This module will help you to: 

        1. Analyze coded data   
        2. Identify the difference between codes, categories, and themes   
        3. Recognize how writing can support your analytic work