2004
Volume 19, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 1385-1535
  • E-ISSN: 1875-7324

Abstract

Data-analysis in descriptive qualitative research: organizing, summarizing, comparing and interpreting

Data-analysis in descriptive qualitative research: organizing, summarizing, comparing and interpreting

The grounded theory (GT) method of open, axial and selective coding is unnecessary in descriptive qualitative research. This is for example the case in complex situations and when several research questions are posed. Researchers could get lost when a GT methodology would be applied. The author argues that Miles and Huberman offer a more appropriate method of analysis: organize the data by means of a well-considered set of codes, summarize the data in matrixes and report by comparing the data. This qualitative data analysis method is exemplified with an in-depth analysis of research data on medical decision making concerning the allocation of scarce donor organs.

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