Johnny Saldana's unique and invaluable manual demystifies the qualitative coding process with a comprehensive assessment of different coding types, examples and exercises. The ideal reference for students, teachers, and practitioners of qualitative inquiry, it is essential reading across the social sciences and neatly guides you through the multiple approaches available for coding qualitative data. Its wide array of strategies, from the more straightforward to the more complex, is skilfully explained and carefully exemplified providing a complete toolkit of codes and skills that can be applied to any research project. For each code Saldana provides information about the method's origin, gives a detailed description of the method, demonstrates its practical applications, and sets out a clearly illustrated example with analytic follow-up.
Now with a companion website, the book is supported by: *Examples of the approach being applied in real research *Multidisciplinary case studies showcasing pros and cons *Links to video and digital content *Links to relevant data sets *Practical student exercises *Glossary flash cards This international bestseller is an extremely usable, robust manual and is a must-have resource for qualitative researchers at all levels.