University of South Florida (USF) M3 Publishing


Coursework on qualitative research methods is common in many collegiate departments, including psychology, nursing, sociology, and education. Instructors for these courses must identify meaningful activities to support their students’ learning of the domain. This paper presents the components of an experiential activity sequence centered on coding and coding scheme development. Each of the three component activities of this sequence is elaborated, as are the students’ experiences during their participation in the activities. Additionally, the issues concerning coding and coding scheme development that typically emerge from students’ participation in these activities are discussed. Results from implementations of both in-person (face-to-face) and online versions of this activity sequence are shared.



Recommended Citation

Lineback, J. E. (2021). Teaching students how to code qualitative data: An experiential activity sequence for training novice educational researchers. In W. B. James, C. Cobanoglu, & M. Cavusoglu (Eds.), Advances in global education and research (Vol. 4, pp. 1–11). USF M3 Publishing. https://www.doi.org/10.5038/9781955833042

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