Code Saturation Versus Meaning Saturation

@article{Hennink2017CodeSV,
  title={Code Saturation Versus Meaning Saturation},
  author={Monique Hennink and Bonnie N. Kaiser and Vincent C. Marconi},
  journal={Qualitative Health Research},
  year={2017},
  volume={27},
  pages={591 - 608}
}
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… 

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