'The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers is a sophisticated introduction to strategies for coding qualitative data...Saldana writes in a colloquial and easy-to-follow style, which is a great help for those not well versed in this area. His plentiful and pertinent examples keep the reader interested and engaged in the material' - PsycCRITIQUES 'Perhaps we could call Johnny Saldana (2009) the Dan Brown of qualitative research...Certainly, this is a man who knows how to decode the mysteries of coding qualitative data. While Saldana's new book, The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers, may not be marketed as a thriller, students, teachers, and practitioners of qualitative research may well find themselves thrilled by the clarity and comprehensiveness of Saldana's text' - The Weekly Qualitative Report
"The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers" is unique in providing, in one volume, an in-depth guide to each of the multiple approaches available for coding qualitative data. In total, 29 different approaches to coding are covered, ranging in complexity from beginner to advanced level and covering the full range of types of qualitative data from interview transcripts to field notes. For each approach profiled, Johnny Saldana discusses the method's origins in the professional literature, a description of the method, recommendations for practical applications, and a clearly illustrated example.Also included in the book is an introduction to how codes and coding initiate qualitative data analysis, their applications with qualitative data analysis software, the writing of supplemental analytic memos, and recommendations for how to best use the manual for particular studies.
"The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers" is an invaluable reference for all students, teachers, and practitioners of qualitative inquiry, and a useful textbook for beginning and advanced qualitative research methods courses in such disciplines as education, sociology, communication, anthropology, psychology, and health care.