Review the references in a node

 

 

Review the references in a node


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Understand what is in a node

When you open a node in Detail View the Reference tab is in focus. On this tab you can see all the references that have been coded at the node.

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1  Displays the name of the source that was coded at the node—including coding information (the number of references that were coded and the percentage of the source that the coding represents).  To open the original source, click the source hyperlink—underlined in blue.

2  Displays the first reference that was coded in the source—including the percentage of the source that the reference represents. For example, a coded section might represent 80% of the overall document—this would indicate that most of the source has been coded at the node.

3  The Summary tab list of all the sources that have been coded at the node. You can choose to display the Summary tab by default when you open a node. Refer to the display options in Set application options for more information.

4  Select the other tabs to display the content that has been coded in text (documents, externals and memos), PDF, audio, video, picture or dataset sources.

NOTE

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You can click a thumbnail to view the references for that source. You can also play audio or videos from a thumbnail—select a thumbnail and use the media controls on the ribbon ( Media tab in the Playback group).

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Understand how references are counted

On the Reference tab of a node, you can see the total number of references for each source:

<Internals\Interviews\Barbara> - § 5 references coded  [4.06% Coverage]

 

The total number of references is calculated based on coding done by all users—for example,  if two team members have coded the same content at the node, the coded content is combined and counted as two references:

References 1-2 - 1.88% Coverage (two users have coded this content)

At that time I thought I’d like to have kids and I wanted to raise them in a place that had this strong community that I enjoyed growing up. And I wanted him to see this particular area – I wanted him to see this.

References 3-4 - 1.50% Coverage

How close the people are to the cycles of the – to the environment, people intimate with the environment which I appreciate, the knowledge of the water and the weather.

Reference 5 - 0.69% Coverage

And so that’s a big limiting factor right now for development, which is okay.

 

NOTE You may want to see the total number of references without counting the coding by separate users (in the above example the total would be three instead of five). To do this, select all content in the Reference view of the node, and then code it again at the same node. You can then filter the node to see only your coding—each coding reference will be counted once.

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Understand how coding coverage is calculated

On the Reference tab of a node, the coverage percentage indicates how much of the source content is coded at this node.

<Internals\Interviews\Barbara> - § 5 references coded  [4.06% Coverage]

The method of calculation for coding coverage varies depending on the type of source:

Source Type Coverage calculation
Document The percentage of characters coded at the node.
PDF The average of:
  • the percentage of characters coded (as text selections) at the node, and
  • the percentage of the page area coded (as region selections) at the node.
Dataset The percentage of characters coded at the node—only characters in codable columns are counted when calculating the percentage.
Audio or video The percentage of the timespan coded at the node, either directly or indirectly (by coding the transcript).
Picture  The percentage of pixels coded at the node, either directly or indirectly (by coding the log).

NOTE  If the node has aggregation turned on, then coding at any child nodes is included when calculating coverage.

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Show or hide coding information

When a node is opened in Detail View, you can simplify the display of text-based content by hiding the coding information (source name, references or coverage).

To show or hide coding information:

  1. Click in Detail View.

  2. On the View tab in the Detail View group, click Node.

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  1. Under Coding Information, click the information you want to show or hide.

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Change what is displayed on the references tab

When you are working on the Reference tab of a node, you can set options for how coded content should be displayed. You can choose to display all the coded content, the start of the coded content (an excerpt), or only the summary information.

To set options for displaying references:

  1. Click in the Reference tab.

  2. On the View tab in the Detail View group, click Node.

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  1. Under Coding Excerpt, select the option for the information you want to display.

You can limit the number of references displayed per source in the Reference tab by choosing a setting in your application options. This can be useful if your project contains very large nodes and you want the nodes to open quickly in Detail View. This setting only affects the Reference tab—all coding references are included on the other tabs (Text, PDF, Picture, Audio, Video or Dataset).

You can also show or hide the coding information (source name, references or coverage) that is shown on the Reference tab—refer to Show or hide coding information for instructions.

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See the context around a reference

While exploring a node you can display the context around a coded reference—for example, you could display the whole paragraph around a coded sentence.

To display the context around a coded reference:

  1. Select the reference.

  2. On the View tab in the Detail View group, click Node.

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  1. Under Coding Context, click the required context—refer to Narrow, broad and custom reach settings for more information.

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Spread the coding to a wider or narrower context

When you explore the content in a node, you may want to change a reference to code more or less of the content surrounding it.  You may want to display the context around a reference before you decide to code it. To spread coding:

  1. Click in the reference.

  2. On the Analyze tab in the Coding group, click Spread Coding and then click the required context—refer to Spread coding for more information.

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The chosen context is coded.

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Open the referenced source

To open a source from within a node:

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Remove a reference or part of a reference (uncode)

To uncode content at the current node:

  1. In Detail View, select the content you want to uncode.

  2. On the Analyze tab, in the Uncoding group, under Uncode Selection At, click This Node.

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See the coding for a selected user

You can filter the contents of a node to see only the coding done by selected users. For example, you may want to see only the coding that you have done.

  1. Open the node you want to filter.
  2. On the View tab, in the Detail View group, click Node.

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  1. Under Coding By Users, select a filter option:

NOTE When you filter a node to see coding for the current or selected users, the  Filtered icon ui_status_bar_filtered_icon.gif is displayed in the status bar.

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Visualize the contents of a node

You can create a chart to see the percentage of each source that is coded at the node:

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Refer to About Charts for more information.

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