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Do you code manually or with software?
To ensure the highest quality of coding, we code all content completely manually (in other words, it's done by humans).
Coding is handled by our experienced, highly-qualified team of qualitative research specialists. All our coders have extensive academic experience, are native English speakers (from the US, UK and SA) and have worked on numerous research projects.
We do not use any automation or software-based coding tools, as these tools can never be as accurate and effective as human-based coding. Quality is our priority.
Can I see a sample/example of your coding?
Yes, certainly. You can download a sample coding project here.
What format do you provide the coded content in?
We code all content in Word, using the comments feature to label the respective words and phrases. We then export all coded content into an Excel spreadsheet for easy navigation, filtering and sorting. You can view a sample of this here.
Can your coding be imported into NVivo, ATLAS.ti, MaxQDA, etc.?
The summary Excel spreadsheet that we provide (see example here) can be imported into most qualitative analysis software packages. However, you should check the import capabilities of your chosen software beforehand, to ensure compatibility.
My interviews aren't transcribed yet. Can you code these?
We will need transcribed versions of your interviews. If you need us to transcribe, we do offer a transcription service in addition to coding. We will quote you separately for this service if needed.
What is the process if I work with you?
The typical engagement process is as follows:
1 - Quote
2 - Project kickoff
You'll send us your data (e.g., interview transcripts), along with the details regarding your research aims and objectives, research questions and methodology, so that we can assess the best possible approach to coding your data.
3 - Approval and execution
We'll review all the information and propose a coding structure/approach. Once you've agreed to this, we'll get to work coding and send you the completed project as per the agreed timeline.
How long will it take to get my data coded?
This depends on a few factors, including the size and complexity of your dataset, as well as our capacity at your time of enquiring. We have completed coding projects in as little as 24 hours, but a typical project requires at least a few days.
Feel free to request a quotation, at which point we'll also confirm our availability/timelines.
How much does coding cost?
What format do you require the data to be in?
We code in Microsoft Word, so please send us your data in this format (i.e., DOCX). If your documents are in another format, we can convert them to Word format, but this will impact the turnaround time.
Can you code my interviews one by one, as I complete them?
We can, but we don't recommend it. We recommend that you wait until you have your complete data set before starting with the coding process. Coding is an iterative process, and so we need to review the entire data set (e.g., all interviews) to ensure a comprehensive coding structure.
Should I include my interview questions in my transcripts?
Yes, we need these in order to understand the context of each response.
Can you assist with the qualitative analysis as well?
We can assist you in undertaking your analysis on a coaching basis, but this is separate from the coding service. If you would like guidance through the analysis phase, please book an initial consultation with one of our friendly coaches to discuss how we can help you.
Please keep in mind that the analysis itself needs to be your own work. We can coach you through the process step by step and provide detailed feedback regarding your writing, but we cannot write up your analysis for you, as that would constitute academic misconduct.
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