The act of transforming raw data into workable order.
In coding, you look for patterns. You are creating manageable and relevant categories for yourself.
Codes in MAXQDA:
Some suggestions for coding in MAXQDA:
To code with an existing code:
You can add new codes through the Code System through using the New Code tab .
The new code box will appear and you enter the information.
To organize your codes, go to the Code System window on the lower left hand-side of the screen, and right click on the Code System. The below box will appear and then you can sort by frequency or name.
To create a subcode, you want to hover your cursor over a code and click the + button.
The new code box will appear. Write in the name of the subcode and Click OK:
Sexism is now a subcode of Gender Discrimination and is listed under it in the Code System:
To delete one code from a document in the Document Browser, you need to:
If you want to delete a code from the Code System (deleting all instances of the code in all your documents): You hover your mouse over the code and an x will appear. Click that X. Once you click that, a confirmation box will pop up. To delete the code, you click OK and it will be deleted from the Code System and all instances of it will be deleted from documents in the Document System.