Objectives of Session Eight Coding strategies – Case study Exercise in coding open-ended responses Data Assignment.
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Objectives of Session Eight Coding strategies – Case study Exercise in coding open-ended responses Data Assignment
Bengston and Fan What kind of questions were asked in this study/evaluation? What was the data collection strategy? –Sources –Validity of measures –Sampling –Coding process –Reliability Advantages and disadvantages? Utility or generalizability of this technique?
Coding Documents, Interviews, or Observations Develop coding rules ahead of time Check-coding and reliability Coding text into numeric format Assigning phrases or terms to a particular concept or construct
Coding a Response from In-class Survey Question D1: What were your overall Academic EXPECTATIONS prior to arriving at The Maxwell School? What underlying construct(s) of interest is this question measuring? What response dimensions might we be most interested in? How should we code responses? Trial and Error – reliability in coding Implement a revised coding system
Readings for Next Time Two articles on Participatory Methods: – –Cornwall and Jewkes – –Reitbergen-McCracken and Narayan Data assignment Due Wednesday, Feb. 19th: – –Examine data on service delivery across substance abuse treatment providers in three cities: Chicago, IL; Washington, D.C.; and, Los Angeles, CA – –Two double-spaced pages – answer three questions about service delivery – relatively open-ended questions. –Attach a cover sheet!!!