Kanuga, Ingrid (2015) Qualitative content analysis: an experimental study. Working Paper. Kanuga, Ingrid, Reading. (Unpublished)
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The aim of this paper was to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the process of qualitative content analysis. For this purpose, 3 transcripts of interviews with year 7 children were reviewed and then prepared for analysis through coding. To infer the credibility of the codes; the categories identified were compared to a second and third coder.
The strength of the method is that it is well suited in the multifaceted educational research environment where often a qualitative approach generates much richer data then a quantitative approach, particularly for topics which include young students’ experiences and views. A weakness is the interpretation and possible subjectivity of the researcher – although this is often argued to be the case in any qualitative methodology. Care must be taken with formulating research questions – they should not be too extensive. Too make full use of multi-coding; some rules or agreement as to how to approach the analysis should be formed before commencing the exercise and software programmes can eliminate unnecessary subjected and human errors.
|Item Type:||Report (Working Paper)|
|Depositing User:||Ingrid Kanuga|
|Date Deposited:||01 Jun 2016 11:18|
|Last Modified:||24 Oct 2016 14:02|
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