Virtual grouping of codes
The VIRTUAL GROUPING function allows one to temporarily group all codes in a category and instruct QDA Miner to compute frequencies and obtain statistics at the category level without reporting statistics on codes underneath it. For example, if a category named POSITIVE contains five codes, by default, the CODING FREQUENCIES command will report statistics on each of those. If you virtually group codes in this category, the same command will no longer display statistics to each code, but only a single line of statistics for the POSITIVE category. Export coding statistics will also result in a single variable containing frequency data for the whole category.