A Practical Iterative Framework for Qualitative Data Analysis
- University of Alberta, International Institute for Qualitative Methodology
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- International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 2009, 1, 8 (1), pp. 76 - 84
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The role of iteration in qualitative data analysis, not as a repetitive mechanical task but as a reflexive process, is key to sparking insight and developing meaning. In this paper the authors presents a simple framework for qualitative data analysis comprising three iterative questions. The authors developed it to analyze qualitative data and to engage with the process of continuous meaning-making and progressive focusing inherent to analysis processes. They briefly present the framework and locate it within a more general discussion on analytic reflexivity. They then highlight its usefulness, particularly for newer researchers, by showing practical applications of the framework in two very different studies.
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