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 For this discussion, using your chosen research method, take the data collected from your virtual interviews with your fellow learners and cluster the meaning units or expressions that you listed in this unit’s first discussion. The example in the document given in the resources is a thematic analysis. It demonstrates how to cluster unit meanings or expressions to develop patterns. This would be a similar process in grounded theory when you cluster the expressions to develop your open codes. For a phenomenological analysis example, see Chapter 7 in Moustakas’s 1994 text, Phenomenological Research Methods. please use generic qualitative inquiry. 

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LIST AND CODING OF MEANING UNITS 2

List and Coding of Meaning Units

Student’s Name

Institutional Affiliation

Data Set 1

1. How do you believe the characteristics of an effective online teacher should be?

I believe that an effective online instructor should be attentive, understanding, flexible, easily accessible, and very thorough with assignment instructions/course requirements. (Approachable and experienced)

2. How would you believe the characteristics of an effective online teacher should be described by other learners?

I believe that other learners should describe the effectiveness of online instructors in a way that resonates with their individual preference, experience, and priorities. (Adaptable)

3. For an effective online teacher that you have had in college, which characteristics stood out to you?

Understanding is a vital characteristic for me. When an online instructor is able to empathize with the student and their individual challenges, it really stands out for me. (Should have emotional intelligence)

4. What would you say were different about an effective online teacher that you had in the past? An effective online instructor is different than an ineffective one by their ability to aid the student in maximizing their knowledge and retention in the course. (Understanding of students’ needs)

5. What five terms would best describe the most effective online teacher you ever had in the past?

Flexible, understanding, thorough, attentive, and experienced in their respective field. (Knowledgeable and engaging)

Data Set 2

How do you believe the characteristics of an effective online teacher should be?

A. Characteristics of an effective online teacher would be thorough communication, regular availability to answer questions or go over work, constructive feedback on assignments, and open to new ideas or challenges brought by students to the class. (Effective communicator and adaptable)

2. How would you believe the characteristics of an effective online teacher should be described by other learners?

A. I believe other learners would describe similar characteristics. I do not believe their answers would be much different from mine at all. (Effective communicator and adaptable)

3. For an effective online teacher that you have had in college, which characteristics stood out to you?

A. The characteristics of an effective online teacher I’ve had in college that stood out to me were ones who had good communication, thoughtful feedback, leniency with personal challenges, and open-mindedness to my ideas on assignments. (Good communicator and empathetic)

4. What would you say were different about an effective online teacher that you had in the past? A. The teacher was more involved and present for collaboration, feedback, and support. (Approachable and understanding)

5. What five terms would best describe the most effective online teacher you ever had in the past?

A. thoughtful, understanding, present, encouraging, and edifying. (Emotional intelligence and experienced)

Running head: LIST AND CODING OF MEANING UNITS

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List and Coding of Meaning Units

Student

s Name

Institutional Affiliation

Running head: LIST AND CODING OF MEANING UNITS 1

List and Coding of Meaning Units

Student’s Name

Institutional Affiliation

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