With manual coding in the 'DATA' – 'Computations' – Manual coding' tab, you can choose a variable (column) that you wish to code, and then click on any unit (values in rows). A new window will open in which you can click the 'New coding variable' button. Name the newly created variable and then click 'Add'. Then add possible answers/categories to the variable (confirm by pressing the '+' button). When you are satisfied with the number of new answers, select the values you want to recode the answer to and then click the 'Save' button. When you click on the content of the same variable for other respondents, the recoding options created here will be automatically displayed.
To display the recoded values, you must then click on the 'Run calculate for all recoded variables' button that appears at the top of the page.
To change the response type of a new variable, click on the pencil icon next to the variable name in the new pop-up window. Of course you can also modify the new variable in the 'EDIT' – 'Questionnaire' tab.
Using this functionality, open-ended answers can, for example, be coded into values 1 (negative comments), 2 (neutral commets) and 3 (positive comments).
Manual coding also allows you to correct automatic coding.