|This page describes a feature in AmCAT 3.3|
|View other version: 3.3 - 3.4 - 3.5|
Coding schemes or 'Codingschemas' as they are called in AmCAT, consist of variables and their possible values that are used for coding articles manually on the article or sentence level, in the annotator. These two types of schemes (articleschemas and unitschemas) look a bit different in use, but they are created in a similar way.
The next step is to fill the scheme with variables and attach codebooks to these variables. To do so, select ‘Edit fields’ to start adding variables.
After creating a new (empty) coding scheme, you can add variables to it. You do so in the codingschema editor.
Click on ‘Add field’ to add a new variable. If you want to change the order of the variables in the coding scheme, drag a variable to its intended position in the coding scheme. Doubleclick on a cell, for example the cell ‘New Field (0)’ above, to change its contents. Press ‘tab’ to jump to the next cell in the table.
In the codingschema editor:
- Text: coders can enter text freely
- Number: coders can enter numbers freely
- Codebook: coders can choose from predefined answer categories
- Yes/no: this type of variable appears as a box that coders can tick or leave empty
- Quality: a numerical variable with the values -1, -0.5, 0, 0.5 and 1.
If you have created both an article and a unitschema, you can link both to a coding job.