Focus on the process of coding survey data for qualitative inquiry.
Discuss our findings/ categorizations/ results during our synchronous class session.
For this assignment we will be working with data from the UALR COVID-19 assessment that occurred in May 2020. The questions included in the database are:
Q.2.1 What is your current role at UA Little Rock
Text Column & Coded Column provided
Q6.4 What have you appreciated about UA Little Rock’s response to COVID-19?
Q6.5 What are your biggest worries or concerns as you think about what’s coming up in the next few months?
You should initially read through the responses for both questions (6.4 & 6.5) and come up with initial or emergent themes/ categories for the responses – essentially first impressions of the ways to best interpret or categorize the data/ information.
You should then take a second pass and code the responses.
You should then take another cycle of coding by seeing if the categories/ themes/ etc. can be combined, condensed or expanded into other more broad or narrow themes.
You should pick one of the questions (6.4 or 6.5) and code it both holistically for total responses and by respondent type. You can even use the same coding to expediate the process but note if there are there differences in findings if you separate responses by type of respondent.
Upon completion of creating your coding you should create a frequency table with the created response categorizations/ themes, frequency counts (n), and percentages calculated.