Coding system for fieldnotes
This is the coding system that I have finally decided to adopt for my fieldnotes.
1: Portable Music Data Player and C4C
1.1: Type, number, ownership, both their own and of friends, real or perceived
1.2: Personal experiences using such a device (e.g. when and why they listen to their iPod)
1.3: Use in secular social contexts (e.g. in gym workouts)
1.4: Creative uses
2: Role of music in a Christian setting (in this case, C4C)
2.1: as a social enabler
2.2: as a mood changer
2.3: as an aural cue
2.4: as a route to catharsis
3: Christian Music
3.2: Bands and genres
3.3: Discerning music that is Christian or non-Christian
What do these three categories have in common? They sum up the life world that C4C students experience in relation to their portable music data players.