Developing coding schemes: From cognitive principles to best practices. Chapter (Faculty180)

cited authors

  • Feucht, Florian C


  • In this chapter, I describe my approach to teaching the development of coding schemes in the context of a qualitative research course that focuses on data analysis and the use of software (Atlas.ti) in this process. Based on learning theory in the field of educational psychology, I introduce eight cognitive principles as starting points for the development of methodologically sound and cognitively viable coding schemes, as well as the transition into best practices of modeling a research team, using theory to inform practice, and analyzing authentic data sets.

publication date

  • 2016


start page

  • 411

end page

  • 423