The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers by Johnny Saldaña is a valuable resource for novice and experienced qualitative researchers alike, offering a clear, comprehensive explanation of codes and coding methods and the role they play in qualitative research. This explanation includes a discussion of writing analytic memos and a detailed list of First Cycle and Second Cycle coding methods. The book also includes useful appendices with samples of data and exercises for readers to practice coding.


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Robin Cooper is a doctoral candidate in Conflict Analysis and Resolution at Nova Southeastern University and is an adjunct professor in the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the university’s Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences. She also serves as The Weekly Qualitative Report’s Reviews Editor and as an Associate Editor for The Qualitative Report. Robin’s research interests include culture and ethnic conflict, national belonging, collective identity, gender and social control, and qualitative research. Her current dissertation research is a phenomenological study of the transition to a majority-minority community. She may be contacted at robicoop@nova.edu.

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Original volume and issue number from The Qualitative Weekly, an offshoot publication of The Qualitative Report which has been folded into the primary journal: Volume 2, Issue 42


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