Using Dedoose as your qualitative data analysis environment allows you to filter your data by many different variables, codes, descriptors, and even users. We’ve had some questions about how you can have multiple team members code the same document without seeing one another’s codes. In other words…how to code blind to the work of others. This step-by-step guide is designed to walk you through the process.
Coding blind can be useful in many different situations. Perhaps you want to see how you and your teammates code a document without being influenced by other users. Maybe you are establishing your code tree as a team, before you use the Training Center to find your inter-rater reliability. Whatever the reason may be, you can in fact code blind in Dedoose.