Monthly Archives: February 2014

Adding Text Labels from the Timeline

This is the second post about utilizing a grounded theory approach to coding with Studiocode. In this Screencast I show how to add general text labels from the timeline as a first step in developing a code hierarchy. I also discuss the matrix window and how that can be used to quickly identify the most common labels.

Also, on a completely separate note, I have to give a shout out to my good friend and a former employee of Studiocode/Sportstec, Ryan Vinz, who was asked to suit-up as back-up goalie for the Buffalo Sabres tonight after they traded Ryan Miller just before the game! – I just thought the folks at Studiocode/Sportstec would be interested to hear about this 🙂

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Qualitative Research and StudioCode

I have to apologize for my infrequent posting in February. I had the opportunity to take a vacation from the cold Buffalo weather and travel to Tucson last week where the sun was shining and temperatures were in the mid eighties, so it was hard to pass that up!

Since my last post, I have spent some time exploring ways to utilize StudioCode for qualitative research. For much of my research, I generally know what behaviors I am exploring, so I tend to set up my code windows ahead of time, making small additions/changes once I start coding. Many times though, in qualitative research, the researcher does not know what behaviors he or she is looking for. If this is the case, a researcher may use a grounded theory approach. In a grounded theory approach, the researcher tries to go in with a ‘clean slate’ for a more unbiased look at the data. In terms of using this approach with StudioCode, this means the code hierarchy will be developed as you go rather than before you begin coding.

In this video, I will show you one way to use StudioCode to with a grounded theory approach to video coding. This video is really just an introduction to the types of things I will be discussing in the next bunch of posts. If you think of some other things you would like me to discuss about using StudioCode for qualitative research, please feel free to comment or send me a private message. I’d be happy to explore it for you 🙂

Utilizing the “Create New Row” Feature with “or” Commands

This post is a step away from my latest code window series to discuss a relevant feature of StudioCode timelines: “create new row.” While specific features may be demonstrated for you early on in training, you don’t always come up with a good reason to use it until you really dive into your research. I decided to post about the uses of this feature for finding the combined time of non-mutually exclusive codes after responding to an email from someone who had a question about this. I think creating a new row is the simplest solution to the problem I explain in the video, although I am always looking for creative alternatives. If you think of one, please feel free to comment on this post (and I’ll do the same). I discover more and more creative ways of using this software everyday. In fact, I will be posting about a whole different approach to utilizing the software in the near future. 🙂

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Sorry followers…one of my students was using my iPad in class tonight for her blog and didn’t realize it automatically logged me into my account.  Those last two posts about reading were not intended for this blog 😛  I’ll remove them…sorry for the confusion.  More on coding soon, I promise!