Compound codes

Quite often, a codebook will be multidimensional with several aspects of a phenomenon being coded independently. For example, if you are analyzing communication processes, you may code the source of a comment (the speaker), its target or the specific topic discussed as well as the tone of the message (positive, negative or neutral). In such situations, the main interest lies not in the appearance of a specific code but in the combination of codes from those different dimensions. QDA Miner offers various tools to analyze code co-occurrences and code sequences or to retrieve codes overlapping or close to each other. The CODES | COMBINE command allows one to join codes from multiple dimensions and create new compound codes that combine all those dimensions