Narrow, broad and custom reach settings

Narrow, broad and custom reach settings


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Use reach settings to see more context in a node

When you explore coding references in a node, you can choose to see more or less of the original source context—on the View tab, in the Detail View group, click Node and then choose a coding context.

This table shows the context (displayed in light grey) around coding references for the various types of source content:

Source content

Example

Coded text—in documents, PDFs, memos, externals, audio/video transcripts, picture logs and datasets.

I feel very worried about climate change, especially the impact on my children. We live on the coast so I am particularly concerned about rising sea levels and the destruction of the beautiful coral reefs. The problems seem overwhelming and I don't know where to start.

Coded audio or video content.

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Coded regions of a picture or PDF page.

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Using reach settings, you can choose how much context you want to see. For example, you can choose

Reach settings vary depending on the type of source you are working with. For example, if you are working with a video the reach setting is measured in duration (seconds) while in a picture it is measured as a percentage of the picture.

You can also use reach settings to spread coding to the context.

You can change the defaults for narrow and broad reach settings in Application Options.

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Use reach settings to define proximity in queries

You can use Coding, Compound or Matrix Coding queries to combine query criteria. For example, you could gather content coded at coral bleaching where it is NEAR content coded at rising sea temperatures. To specify how proximity is measured you can use the narrow, broad and custom reach settings:

Reach settings vary depending on the type of source you are working with. For example, in a video you may want to gather the content coded at erosion where it occurs within 20 seconds of content coded at coastal degradation.While in a dataset you may want to gather content coded at erosion where it occurs in the same cell or row as coastal degradation. 

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Use reach settings to define spread coding options in queries

When you setup a Text Search, Coding or Compound query you can save the gathered content in a node. You can choose to spread the coding to include more of the context around each coding reference—for example, you could run a Text Search query to find and code the term solar power, including the paragraph around it (broad context).  You can choose:

Reach settings vary depending on the type of source included in the query scope. For example, you could query audio sources to gather content coded at salinity and  pollution and gather it into a new node called water quality. You could spread the coding to include 20 seconds duration around each coding reference.

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Change the default reach settings

To change the default settings for narrow and broad reach settings:

  1. Click the File tab, and then click Options.

The Application Options dialog box opens.

  1. On the General tab, under Context/Spread/Proximity, click Narrow or Broad.

  2. Move through the tabs and define the default settings for each type of source.

  3. Click OK.

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