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This Note describes how to access and use CODA — a Concept Organization and Development Aid. In general terms, CODA is a computer-file data storage and retrieval system aimed at the specialized needs of an individual researcher or a small group of researchers. It is intended to be used in research that involves a growing, generally textual database and an evolving concept of how those data interrelate. Its relationship with other file management and database management systems is described in CODA: A Concept Organization and Development Aid for the Research Environment, RAND/P-7035.

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