Chapter 9: Exploratory Coding Methods

Holistic coding

Begun, S., Combs, K. M., Schwan, K., Torrie, M., & Bender, K. (online first, 2018). “I know they would kill me”: Abortion attitudes and experiences among youth experiencing homelessness. Youth & Society. 

Scanlan, M., Kim, M., Burns, M. B., & Vuilleumier, C. (2016). Poco a poco: Leadership practices supporting productive communities of practice in schools serving the new mainstream. Educational Administration Quarterly, 52(1), 3–44. 

Provisional coding

Marsh, V. L., & Hoff, M. J. (2019). New literacies in participatory cultures: The assumption of trust. E-Learning and Digital Media, 16(5), 393–412. 

Parsons, J., & Morris, K. (online first, 2020). Apparel and textile design scholarship: Shared knowledge, dissemination, and evaluation. Clothing and Textiles Research Journal. 

Hypothesis coding

Ballestra, L. V., Cardinali, S., Palanga, P., & Pacelli, G. (2017). The changing role of salespeople and the unchanging feeling toward selling: Implications for the HEI programs. Journal of Marketing Education, 39(3), 176–189. 

Fernandez, K., Robichau, R., & Alexander, J. (2019). Fostering civic health: An analysis of the generative and mediating activities of community-based organizations. The American Review of Public Administration, 49(7), 762–776. 

Eclectic coding

Catchings, L. (2016). Sponsoring true feeling: Literacy, parrhêsia, and civic mythos in the writings of detained youth. Written Communication, 33(2) 216–245. 

Ellison, T. L., Robinson, B., & Qiu, T. (2020). Examining African American girls’ literate intersectional identities through journal entries and discussions about STEM. Written Communication, 37(1), 3–40. 

Further reading

Salisbury, J. D., Sheth, M. J., Spikes, D., & Graeber, A. (online first, 2019). “We have to empower ourselves to make changes!”: Developing collective capacity for transformative change through an urban student voice experience. Urban Education.

Wilks-Heeg, S., & Andersen, P. (online first, 2020). The only (other) poll that matters? Exit polls and election night forecasts in BBC general election results broadcasts, 1955–2017. Political Studies. 

Hickey, M. (2018). “We all come together to learn about music”: A qualitative analysis of a 5-year music program in a juvenile detention facility. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 62(13), 4046–4066. 

McNely, B. (2017). Moments and metagenres: Coordinating complex, multigenre narratives. Journal of Business & Technical Communication 31(4), 443–480. 

Rubio-Navarro, A., García-Capilla, D. J., Torralba-Madrid, M. J., & Rutty, J. (2020). Decision-making in an emergency department: A nursing accountability model. Nursing Ethics, 27(2), 567–586