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Frequencies and Percentages

Introduction
When using Codeit, it is often useful to know how often, in total, each code in the Codeframe has been used.
This may be useful during coding to guide the coder, or as an exported report providing a summary to a client.
This document explains how these numbers are calculated and how to access them in Codeit.

Accessing Frequencies and Percentages


Scope
The frequency and percentage values generated by Codeit are based on the verbatims defined in scope at the time.
The verbatims in scope may vary depending on the current context as follows: 

ContextScope
Coding ScreensAll responses for the selected wave and question being coded
Codeframe Summary ExportThe selected project(s), wave(s) and question(s) selected for export

 

Calculating Frequencies
Calculating the frequency values for each Codeframe item is simple - it is simply the number of times a code has been applied within the current scope.

Consider the following example:
[Question: "What are your favourite drinks"?]

RespondentVerbatimCodes
1Coke1
1Coke1
1Coke1
2Coke and Fanta1;2
3Fanta2


The frequencies in this case are:

CodeFrequency
Coke4
Fanta2


Calculating Percentages
Although frequencies are response based, percentages are respondent based.
So, for a given code, the percentage is the number of respondents who have this code applied divided by the total number of respondents with at least 1 code applied within the current scope.

Consider again the following example:
[Question: "What are your favourite drinks"?]

RespondentVerbatimCodes
1Coke1
1Coke1
1Coke1
2Coke and Fanta1;2
3Fanta2


The percentages are therefore calculated as follows:

CodeBase (all coded respondents)Distinct Respondent CountPercentage
Coke32(2/3) = 67%
Fanta32(2/3) = 67%

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