Mai Skjøtt Linneberg

Coding qualitative data: a synthesis guiding the novice

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Coding qualitative data: a synthesis guiding the novice. / Linneberg, Mai Skjøtt; Korsgaard, Steffen.

In: Qualitative Research Journal, Vol. 19, No. 3, 24.07.2019, p. 259-270.

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Linneberg, MS & Korsgaard, S 2019, 'Coding qualitative data: a synthesis guiding the novice', Qualitative Research Journal, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 259-270. https://doi.org/10.1108/QRJ-12-2018-0012

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Linneberg, M. S., & Korsgaard, S. (2019). Coding qualitative data: a synthesis guiding the novice. Qualitative Research Journal, 19(3), 259-270. https://doi.org/10.1108/QRJ-12-2018-0012

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Linneberg MS, Korsgaard S. Coding qualitative data: a synthesis guiding the novice. Qualitative Research Journal. 2019 Jul 24;19(3):259-270. https://doi.org/10.1108/QRJ-12-2018-0012

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Linneberg, Mai Skjøtt ; Korsgaard, Steffen. / Coding qualitative data: a synthesis guiding the novice. In: Qualitative Research Journal. 2019 ; Vol. 19, No. 3. pp. 259-270.

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