Making Sense of Qualitative Data: Complementary Research Strategies

Coffey, Paul A., & Atkinson, Amanda J. (1996) Making Sense of Qualitative Data. (chs. 2-4 for coding) Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. Description: Describes and illustrates a number of key, complementary approaches to qualitative data and offers practical advice on the many ways to analyze data. Practical and straightforward, with special attention paid to the possibilities in computer-aided analysis. A resource to students and professionals in qualitative and research methods, sociology, anthropology, communication, management, and educations for inter-rater reliability and its use in coding validity. Available at: