Review questions

Reflect on your understanding by working through these review questions.

  1. Describe the difference between inductive and deductive coding.
  2. What is the zigzag approach and how does it differ from framework analysis?
  3. Define open coding and in vivo coding.
  4. How can (a) spider diagrams and (b) concept maps help in analysing qualitative data?
  5. What relationship do categories have to codes and to themes?
  6. Describe the characteristics of a list format, a career and a typology.
  7. What are the arguments for and against member validation and inter-rater reliability exercises?
  8. What are coding stripes, metadata and Boolean searches?