Chapter 7. Analysing Qualitative Data

  1. Catherine Pope and
  2. Nicholas Mays
  1. Catherine Pope,
  2. Sue Ziebland and
  3. Nicholas Mays

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470750841.ch7

Qualitative Research in Health Care, Third Edition

Qualitative Research in Health Care, Third Edition

How to Cite

Pope, C., Ziebland, S. and Mays, N. (2006) Analysing Qualitative Data, in Qualitative Research in Health Care, Third Edition (eds C. Pope and N. Mays), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470750841.ch7

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405135122

Online ISBN: 9780470750841

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Keywords:

  • qualitative data;
  • scale;
  • data preparation;
  • thematic analysis;
  • grounded theory

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Analysing qualitative data

  • The nature and scale of qualitative data

  • Data preparation

  • The relationship between data and analysis

  • Counting and qualitative data

  • Initial steps

  • Thematic analysis

  • Grounded Theory

  • Framework

  • Software packages designed to handle qualitative data

  • Developing explanations — the role of the researcher

  • Conclusion