Coding is important in qualitative analysis because it allows individuals to better understand the messages in a text (Babbie, 2010). Coding is also important because it is similar to a file cabinet it allows people to retrieve data easily. Open coding is the start of the coding process it includes classifying and labeling concepts in qualitative data analysis (Babbie, 2010). In order to identify concepts in a paragraph or passage sometimes the reader may have to reread the passage a few times. An example of open coding is “My professor did not grade my paper fairly” and the codes can be grading and Professor. Axial coding is a reexamination of the open coding to identify more concepts from a passage. Axial coding focuses on the core concepts of the study (Babbie, 2010). A category that may come from axial coding regrouping the data found in open coding is “fairness”. Selective coding builds on the results of open coding and axial coding to identify the central concept of a text (Babbie, 2010). An example that was giving in the text was homosexuality based off the chapter of Leviticus found in the Bible. Although the key concept is homosexuality other key concepts are identified such as “Abomination” and “Put to Death”. In Leviticus it says that certain foods are not supposed to be eaten such as seafood and animals with four legs this is identified as “Dietary Rules” (Babbie, 2010). Memoing is important when coding because it explains the code in more details (Babbie, 2010). A person who knows nothing about a topic would need a memo to get a better understating of the code. Coding is effective and easy to access when done on a computer both quantitative and qualitative data benefit from coding.
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