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Coding is the allocating of analytic labels to snippets of information from participants, whereby every label “simultaneously categorizes, summarizes, and accounts for each piece of data” (Charmaz 2014 p. 111), also noting possible non-verbal cues, such as body language, voice intensity and subjective feelings about the message. The use of coding is meant to break the data from transcripts down into manageable, more objective reminders of the content of the interview.
In the first stage, initial coding will keep the interpretation closely and literally related to the data, by using gerunds in grounded theory line-by-line coding, to depict the action paradigm expressed by the participants.
During this stage, frequently used vocabulary from the participants’ own speech can be used for coding, which is then called in vivo coding. When gaining insight from line-by-line coding ceases to lead to more focused interviews, then the codes themselves will be coded into higher levels of meaning or abstraction.
The second stage will need selecting focused coding, through aligning existing data and coding to theoretical categories level, thus making the phenomenon under study more explicit. In constantly comparing the amassing information (e.g. at first comparing data with data, from various interviews; then statements; then data between earlier and later interviews), pieces of meaning will seem to unify again, which is when axial coding will be applied to bring the collected data up to a whole new meaningful level.
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