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Children's Memory and Learning

Resources for Narrative Coding

Recently Dr. Haden with co-author Philip Hoffman wrote at “Tools of the Trade” feature article that will appear in the Journal of Cognition in Development. A final version of the in press manuscript is available here.

As we say in this paper, when using or adapting coding systems in the published literature, obtaining the detailed coding manual from the researchers whose system you wish to use is important.  Coding sections of manuscripts are necessarily short; coding manuals will contain more detailed and specific information, often with many examples of what does and does not count for a code. 

Here we make several of our coding manuals available. Citations for works in which these systems have been used are provided in the manuals. 


Narrative Coding System from Haden, Haine and Fivush (1997)


Coding Elaborativeness in Reminiscing from Haden (1998)



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