How is normalization calculated in Dedoose?

Jose Gamez -


The normalization function, an option in a variety of Dedoose frequency charts, operates by assigning a weight of '1' to the class with the largest number of members (basis class) and then assigns weights to the other classes as a function of the numeric relation between the number of members in the class to that of the number of members in the 'basis' class. These weights are then used to adjust the number of raw counts to accomplish ratio equivalence across class for visualization and the weighted percentage is calculated based on these adjusted counts.

For example, if we are interested in the relative percentage of times people of different color eyes blink in one minute, we calculate as follows:


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