Code Saturation Versus Meaning Saturation

@article{Hennink2017CodeSV,
  title={Code Saturation Versus Meaning Saturation},
  author={Monique M. Hennink and B. Kaiser and V. Marconi},
  journal={Qualitative Health Research},
  year={2017},
  volume={27},
  pages={591 - 608}
}
  • Monique M. Hennink, B. Kaiser, V. Marconi
  • Published 2017
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Qualitative Health Research
  • Saturation is a core guiding principle to determine sample sizes in qualitative research, yet little methodological research exists on parameters that influence saturation. Our study compared two approaches to assessing saturation: code saturation and meaning saturation. We examined sample sizes needed to reach saturation in each approach, what saturation meant, and how to assess saturation. Examining 25 in-depth interviews, we found that code saturation was reached at nine interviews, whereby… CONTINUE READING
    295 Citations

    Figures, Tables, and Topics from this paper.

    Explore Further: Topics Discussed in This Paper

    Paper Mentions

    INTERVENTIONAL CLINICAL TRIAL
    The Stanford Cancer Center is undertaking a Transformation Initiative in order to improve the quality of care and care coordination across the continuum of care. The newest innovation is… Expand
    ConditionsBone Marrow Transplant, Breast Cancer, Cutaneous Tumor, (+9 more)
    InterventionOther
    What Influences Saturation? Estimating Sample Sizes in Focus Group Research
    • 37
    The Great Saturation Debate: What the “S Word” Means and Doesn’t Mean in Qualitative Research Reporting
    • S. Thorne
    • Psychology, Medicine
    • The Canadian journal of nursing research = Revue canadienne de recherche en sciences infirmieres
    • 2020
    • 1
    An Examination of the Sufficiency of Small Qualitative Samples
    • 2
    • PDF
    Can sample size in qualitative research be determined a priori?
    • 69
    • PDF
    A narrative analysis into the psychological epistemology of conspiracy theorists.

    References

    SHOWING 1-10 OF 25 REFERENCES
    Are We There Yet? Data Saturation in Qualitative Research
    • 2,300
    • PDF
    What is an adequate sample size? Operationalising data saturation for theory-based interview studies
    • 1,397
    • Highly Influential
    • PDF
    Naturalistic inquiry and the saturation concept: a research note
    • 1,857
    • Highly Influential
    • PDF
    How Many Interviews Are Enough?
    • 8,209
    • Highly Influential
    • PDF
    Sample Size in Qualitative Interview Studies
    • 1,369
    “Data Were Saturated . . . ”
    • J. Morse
    • Psychology, Medicine
    • Qualitative health research
    • 2015
    • 312
    • Highly Influential
    Sample size in qualitative research.
    • 3,204
    Sampling and thematic analysis: a response to Fugard and Potts
    • 29