I need some assistance approaching the following question:
When coding qualitative data, what are the pros and cons of an individual coder vs. group coding?
Qualitative research has a reputation for being unreliable because the data collected and analyzed, if by humans, can have biases. In order to make your research trustworthy and reliable, group analysis or group coding holds everyone accountable. When one person is responsible for conducting the coding procures there is not way to check its accuracy. However, there are many ways to increase your reliability of qualitative data.
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I am conducting a qualitative case study on the implement of the Virginia Uniform Performance Standards and Evaluation Criteria for Teachers. For this research study, I determined that a structured questionnaire, observations, and structured interviews would be appropriate. The data collection methods were chosen because the use of three methods will ...
The coding qualitative data for pros and cons of an individual coder versus group coding is examined.