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TitleThe coding manual for qualitative researchers
Author Johnny Saldana
Imprint Thousand Oaks, CA : SAGE, 2013
Descript xix, 303 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


The Second Edition of Johnny Saldana’s international bestseller provides an in-depth guide to the multiple approaches available for coding qualitative data. Fully up-to-date, it includes new chapters, more coding techniques and an additional glossary. Clear, practical and authoritative, the book:
Describes how coding initiates qualitative data analysis ; Demonstrates the writing of analytic memos ; Discusses available analytic software ; Suggests how best to use the book for particular studies ; In total, 32 coding methods are profiled that can be applied to a range of research genres from grounded theory to phenomenology to narrative inquiry. For each approach, Saldana discusses the method's origins, a description of the method, practical applications, and a clearly illustrated example with analytic follow-up.
A unique and invaluable reference for students, teachers, and practitioners of qualitative inquiry, this book is essential reading across the social sciences.


An introduction to codes and coding -- Writing analytic memos -- First cycle coding methods -- After first cycle coding -- Second cycle coding methods -- After second cycle coding

Qualitative research Qualitative research -- Methodology Qualitative research -- Technique Qualitative research -- Data processing Qualitative research -- Data processing -- Technique

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