Qualitative Research Coding and Summary
An article is to be coded usign different methods and then a summary of why those methods were utilized.
Carleton University Story
• Coding Assignment – 20 points Due 11.00pm, February 1st, 2015 EST
1. Code the transcript posted to Blackboard for this assignment (see attached)
2. Conduct First Cycle Coding using:
a. any 2 of the following Attribute Coding, Magnitude Coding and or In Vivo coding or
b. any 1 of the Affective Methods: Emotion, Values, Versus, or Evaluation
3. Conduct Second Cycle Coding:
a. Choose either Pattern Coding or Focused Coding
b. Portray or indicate the patterns/categories resulting from second cycle coding
4. Write a brief summary (approximately one page) explaining your choices of coding methods. Submit this assignment in a single file
Reference: Saldaña, J. (2009). The coding manual for qualitative researchers. Sage.
What is life like at Carleton University in Northfield?
I live in Northfield and it has been nice to smile at people when I walk to school –
they generally are a very nice bunch. I want to show them that not all college
students are drunk partiers.
Campus is a child free, fairly white, upper class, English speaking zone,
Northfield, while still fairly white, has a large Hispanic community, and many
children are raised here.
I think Carleton is a very different place than the rest of Northfield. Although
Northfield is by no means a diverse town, I feel like there is a wide variety of
character in the town, which I don’t really see on the Carleton campus.
My experiences on campus are extremely different from those I experience in the
community surrounding campus. In my interaction with Northfield, I have
encountered and gotten to know a large immigrant population, one that is mostly
undocumented. This demographic does not appear to be represented at Carleton.
Carleton is filled with intellectual types. The surrounding community has real
By virtue of the fact that the community surrounding campus isn’t made up of
strictly highly motivated and intense students and professors, I feel that my
experience in town is a more relaxed one.
I enjoy my time more with the community members who have accepted me into
their homes because we share similar ethnic, racial and socio-economic identities.
I feel that my experience in the community surrounding campus is more positive
I generally find it easier to relate to people outside the campus.
I have found local people to me friendlier and generally more welcoming than
some of the people on campus. Perhaps this is because of their maturity (as
associated with age), or perhaps because they are more accustomed to
accommodating younger/immature/demanding students.
In Northfield I feel less restricted in my behaviors and more open to discussing
conflict. I have experienced no repercussions for expressing an opinion or
disagreeing with another person in town. Me and my partner’s livelihood are at
stake if I disagree with the wrong person on campus. It’s quite disconcerting.
On campus, I feel uncomfortable. When I am off campus I feel a lot better.
Yes, I am valued, respected, and elevated to leadership positions throughout the
community. Here, I have no access to elevate my position.