This is a concise, step-by-step guide to conducting qualitative nursing research using various forms of data analysis. It is part of a unique series of books devoted to seven different qualitative designs and methods in nursing, written for both novice researchers and specialists seeking to develop or expand their competency. This practical resource encompasses such methodologies as content analysis, a means of organizing and interpreting data to elicit themes and concepts; discourse analysis, used to analyze language to understand social or historical context; narrative analysis, in which the researcher seeks to understand human experience through participant stories; and focus groups and case studies, used to understand the consensus of a group or the experience of an individual and his or her reaction to a difficult situation such as disease or trauma.
Vol. 1 The survey handbook / Arlene Fink ; Vol. 2 How to ask survey questions / Arlene Fink ; Vol. 3 How to conduct self-administered and mail surveys / Linda B. Bourgue, Eve P. Fiedler ; Vol. 4 How to conduct interviews by telephone and in person / James H. Frey, Sabine Mertens Oishi ; Vol. 5 How to design surveys / Arlene Fink ; Vol. 6 How to sample in surveys / Arlene Fink ; Vol. 7 How to measure survey reliability and validity / Mark S. Litwin ; Vol. 8 How to analyze survey data / Arlene Fink ; Vol. 9 How to report on surveys / Arlene Fink