lexical search method to exclude certain paragraphs

11.10.2015, 03:24

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Re: lexical search method to exclude certain paragraphs

11.10.2015, 03:43

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Re: lexical search method to exclude certain paragraphs

12.10.2015, 09:53

Dear Justin,

many thanks for your request. I think that your chosen method has restrictions because the extended lexical search can't limit to paragraphs, but only to sentences. So I suggest to use the following procedure:

1. Use the normal lexical search and search for all names of your participants followed by a ":" and or combined, like this:
Jackson:
Mandy:
Angela:

2. Autcode the results with +/- 0 paragraphs with the new code "Interviewee"

3. Activate the documents you like together with the code "Interviewee" to retrieve only the answers of an interviewee.

4. Perform a lexical search for "instant mess*" that is limited to the "Retrieved Segments".

Hope, this helps!
Best regards on behalf of the MAXQDA team,
Stefan
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Re: lexical search method to exclude certain paragraphs

13.10.2015, 23:10

Stefan -

Thank you for this guidance. I tried this method in my project this morning and it works well. Overall I can see benefit in coding the participant/interviewee speech so that in future analyses I can retrieve only those segments and then search within retrieved segments. I appreciate your help!

Kindest regards

Justin
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