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Coding

You want to code your own data?

The workflow is usually like this:
  1. GATHER THE DATA
      • Identify or collect a set of several reports or a set of several interviews from one or more sources.
      • Organise this narrative data into an Excel template in the form of paragraph-length chunks called statements. Or if your data is in the form of Word or PDF documents, you can upload this directly.
      • Optionally, upload metadata, e.g. date, name of source, perhaps gender, location, etc.
      • You can upload additional data and metadata later as you need it.
      • UPLOAD: Create a new empty file and upload the narrative data.
 
  1. CODE:
    1. HIGHLIGHT: View your data statement by statement, and highlight any causal claims within it, telling the app what is the cause (“influence”) and what is the effect (“consequence”) for each claim. We call this process “coding”.
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  1. ANALYSE: When you’ve coded a lot of causal claims, you can analyse them to make different kinds of maps and answer different research questions.