Coding and Categorization of Qualitative Data in the Area of Health


  • Dr. Wilfredo Molina Wills


The objective of this study was to describe the procedures for coding and categorizing qualitative research data applied in the health area. It describes the steps for the integration of processes to construct categories, the criteria for selection and exclusion of categories, the transformation of qualitative data into quantitative, typification, and the adaptability of codes based on the data. Conclusion: qualitative research in health sciences requires the processes of categorization and coding during the analysis and interpretation of the theoretical content to increase the reliability of the results.