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Principles of data analysis

  • Janice M. Morse
  • Peggy Anne Field

Abstract

Two components of the research process complement each other to ensure that the finished product is excellent qualitative research. The first is the collection of adequate and appropriate data, and the second is creativity in data analysis. In this chapter, the process of creative data analysis will be addressed. First, the cognitive process of doing qualitative data analysis will be presented. Next, data preparation and data management techniques that facilitate analysis will be described, and last, procedures to verify the analysis process (i.e. an audit trail) and procedures of verifying the emerging theory will be presented.

Keywords

Qualitative Research Sick Child Qualitative Data Analysis Audit Trail Anecdotal Case 
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© Janice M. Morse and Peggy Anne Field 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Janice M. Morse
    • 1
  • Peggy Anne Field
    • 2
  1. 1.School of NursingPennsylvania State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Faculty of NursingUniversity of AlbertaCanada

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