5.6.4 Coding Makes data easier to search, make comparisons and identify patterns that require further investigation. Coding becomes basic means of developing the analysis. Process of pulling together and categorising series of individual events, statements and observations identified in the data (Charmaz, 1983). 8 A mythical being, a form of spirit
62 5.6.5 How to Code Comb data for themes, ideas and categories by marking similar passages of text with code label. Codes can be based on Themes, topics, ideas, concepts, terms, phrases, keywords Things to code Behaviours, events, activities, strategies, meanings (norms, values, symbols, relationships, conditions, context, consequences, ... Undertake constant comparison when coding a passage, compare with previously coded passages. Give codes meaningful names. Code any part of data that relates to code topic with appropriate label Involves close reading of the text (or close inspection of the video or images. If theme is identified create anew code. Number of codes will evolve and grow as more topics or themes become apparent. List of codes will help to identify issues contained in data set.