Northcentral Method to Analyze Qualitative Data Thematic Data Analysis Method PPT
Consider a data analysis method that aligns with the qualitative research design for a potential study that you proposed in Week 2. Address each of the following four prompts as an essay. Explain your proposed method of data analysis in detail, and how this method aligns with your chosen research design.
- Discuss what you see as the advantages and potential challenges of the proposed method.
- Explain how you will code data, by providing examples to illustrate your analysis process. Based on your topic and research design as explored in Week 2, develop a mock coding scheme that includes a preliminary set of start codes. These codes can come from the relevant literature on your topic, or you can come up with some ideas based on your own experience.
- Whether you choose to engage in a manual coding process to analyze your research data or to use NVivo (the data analysis software that is available to you through the University), there are some features regarding coding and analysis that are common to both approaches. Explain in what ways you think manual coding and software coding will be similar and/or different? State your preference, explaining the reasons for your choice.