Creating and editing codes

When performing extensive manual coding, autocoding and merging of codes, one may end up with some identical codes assigned more than once to the exact same text segment or to partially overlapping text segments. The CONSOLIDATE command allows one to replace codes assigned by the same coder to overlapping text segments by a single coded segment (see below). This feature may also be used to join successive text segments sharing the same code and separated by less than a specified distance into a single, larger coded segment, like in the example below. 96 QDA Miner User’s Manual To consolidate overlapping or adjacent codes, run the CONSOLIDATE command from the CODES menu.