The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers
- Johnny Saldana - Arizona State University, USA
Qualitative Research (General) | Qualitative Software | Sociological Research Methods
“Especially useful for utilization in higher education, administrative research, general development, the arts, social sciences, nursing, business, and health care. That may seem like a vast application, but both students and professionals will appreciate the clarity and the emblematic mentorship this book provides.” – American Journal of Qualitative Research
This invaluable manual from world-renowned expert Johnny Saldaña illuminates the process of qualitative coding and provides clear, insightful guidance for qualitative researchers at all levels. The fourth edition includes a range of updates that build upon the huge success of the previous editions:
- A structural reformat has increased accessibility; the 3 sections from the previous edition are now spread over 15 chapters for easier sectional reference
- There are two new first cycle coding methods join the 33 others in the collection: Metaphor Coding and Themeing the Data: Categorically
- Includes a brand new companion website with links to SAGE journal articles, sample transcripts, links to CAQDAS sites, student exercises, links to video and digital content
- Analytic software screenshots and academic references have been updated, alongside several new figures added throughout the manual
Saldana presents a range of coding options with advantages and disadvantages to help researchers to choose the most appropriate approach for their project, reinforcing their perspective with real world examples, used to show step-by-step processes and to demonstrate important skills.
This coding manual is the best go-to text for qualitative data analysis, both for a manual approach and for computer-assisted analysis. It offers a range of coding strategies applicable to any research projects, written in accessible language, making this text highly practical as well as theoretically comprehensive.
With this expanded fourth edition of The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers, Saldaña has proved to be an exemplary archivist of the field of qualitative methods, whilst never losing sight of the practical issues involved in inducting new researchers to the variety of coding methods available to them. His text provides great worked examples which build up understanding, skills and confidence around coding for the new researcher, whilst also enhancing established researchers’ grasp of the key principles of coding.
Johnny Saldaña’s Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers has been an indispensable resource for students, teachers and practitioners since it was first published in 2009. With its expanded contents, new coding methods and more intuitive structure, the fourth edition deserves a prominent place on every qualitative researcher’s bookshelf.
An essential text for qualitative research training and fieldwork. Along with updated examples and applications, Saldaña's fourth edition introduces multiple new coding methods, solidifying this as the most comprehensive, practical qualitative coding guide on the market today.
This book really is the coding manual for qualitative researchers, both aspiring and seasoned. The text is well-organized and thorough. With several new methods included in the fourth edition, this is an essential reference text for qualitative analysts.
This book will be of particular help to PhD students rather than masters.
This will be of particular help to PhD students rather than Masters
Great update to the third addition.
This is a great resource for qualitative researchers of all levels. It gives clear details on different ways to code, it gives clear examples, and there are citations of others who have used that type of coding. It is great for use in the methods section of articles. It is also valuable for introducing graduate students different ways to code. It is an indispensable resource.
Excellent resource for learning how to analyze qualitative data.