Coding with Storyline Approach: Recommendations to Cope with Challenges of Qualitative Data Analysis

  • Kwok Kuen TsangEmail author


Coding is the essential step for data analysis in qualitative research. It is a process of narrowing qualitative data into a few themes or categories in order to efficiently make sense of the data and find the patterns (Creswell in Educational research: Planning, conducting, and evaluating quantitative and qualitative research (4th ed.). Pearson, Boston, 2012). However, Auerbach and Silverstein (Qualitative data: an introduction to coding and analysis. New York University Press, New York 2003) obverse that it is not easy for novice qualitative researchers to comprehend this process. My experience supports their observation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Educational Administration, Faculty of EducationBeijing Normal UniversityBeijingChina

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