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THERON, Petria M.. Coding and data analysis during qualitative empirical research in Practical Theology. In Skriflig (Online) [online]. 2015, vol.49, n.3, pp. 1-9. ISSN 1018-6441.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/ids.v49i3.1880.

I dedicate this article to Prof. George Lotter, who has been instrumental in the formation of more than 90 postgraduate students in practical theological studies at the North-West University (NWU). Under his guidance, a significant amount of empirical research has been conducted. This is in line with a movement among scholars, both national and international, towards a more empirical approach in Practical Theology. It is therefore indispensable that both lecturers and students in Practical Theology should further develop their empirical research capacities. In this article, it is argued for a more systematic approach during the coding and data analysis phase of qualitative research and the article concludes with a proposed model for coding and data analysis in practical theological studies.

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