Code Saturation Versus Meaning Saturation

  title={Code Saturation Versus Meaning Saturation},
  author={Monique M. Hennink and B. Kaiser and V. Marconi},
  journal={Qualitative Health Research},
  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
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