Original Research - Special Collection: Primary Care Research Methods

African Primary Care Research: Qualitative data analysis and writing results

Langalibalele H. Mabuza, Indiran Govender, Gboyega A. Ogunbanjo, Bob Mash
African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine | Vol 6, No 1 | a640 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/phcfm.v6i1.640 | © 2014 Langalibalele H. Mabuza, Indiran Govender, Gboyega A. Ogunbanjo, Bob Mash | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 04 December 2013 | Published: 05 June 2014

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Langalibalele H. Mabuza, Department of Family Medicine, Medunsa Campus, University of Limpopo, South Africa
Indiran Govender, Department of Family Medicine, Medunsa Campus, University of Limpopo, South Africa
Gboyega A. Ogunbanjo, Department of Family Medicine, Medunsa Campus, University of Limpopo, South Africa
Bob Mash, Family Medicine and Primary Care, Stellenbosch University, South Africa


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Abstract

This article is part of a series on African primary care research and gives practical guidance on qualitative data analysis and the presentation of qualitative findings. After an overview of qualitative methods and analytical approaches, the article focuses particularly on content analysis, using the framework method as an example. The steps of familiarisation, creating a thematic index, indexing, charting, interpretation and confirmation are described. Key concepts with regard to establishing the quality and trustworthiness of data analysis are described. Finally, an approach to the presentation of qualitative findings is given.


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qualitative data analysis, qualitative research findings, participants, triangulation, theoretical framework

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