Monitoring implementation in program evaluation with direct audio coding

Jennifer Farley, Kristin Duppong Hurley, A. Angelique Aitken

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This project explored the reliability and utility of transcription in coding qualitative data across two studies in a program evaluation context. The first study tested the method of direct audio coding, or coding audio files without transcripts, using qualitative data software. The presence and frequency of codes applied in direct audio coding and traditional transcription coding were compared and the two methods produced similar results. Direct audio coding was then employed in an evaluation study to monitor implementation and the method was found to be reliable. Implications are discussed with considerations for both researchers and practitioners.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number101854
JournalEvaluation and Program Planning
StatePublished - Dec 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Social Psychology
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Strategy and Management
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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