Practice….practice

First pass coding becomes more efficient with practice, but it is the discourse, feedback, and comparison process of coding with peers that has been beneficial to my understanding of the procedure. I have discovered that my low inference coding has...

Coding Attempts

My understanding of the processes of emic compared to etic coding has increased through group and course collaborative efforts. The first group attempt at CMDA coding utilized emic coding. It was my assumption that we were undertaking etic coding this...

Coding and Subjectivity

Emic and etic coding are two types of coding used in computer-mediated discourse analysis. In etic coding, the coder is an observer of the discourse and codes neutrally. Pulling key phrases and key words straight from the discourse or data...

Discourse Analysis

My first discourse analysis was similar to an approach I have applied before. Identifying keywords, terms and phrases in each sentence is also utilized when developing an index, found at the back of a book. Analyzing an item or sentence...

Worldview and Research

A learner brings a unique set of experiences and beliefs about the world into the constructivist epistemology (Smith & Ragan, 2005; Tam; 2009). A learner cannot be directed or led to expand their understanding, the learner gains understanding “in” the...