Qualitative Data Analysis

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Overview of Qualitative Data Analysis Qualitative data analysis is the process of transforming data into information, information into understanding and understanding into knowledge (Davenport & Prusak, 1998). Furthermore, qualitative data analysis can be described as a blend of scientific studies and artistic style to create an innovative product. The research acts as the primary research tool, and must be able to sustain composer throughout the entire study. In addition, the researcher must be able to pay attention to the small details of the study, without losing sight of the big picture of the study (Chenail, 2012). Qualitative data analysis is composed of document, observation, interviews, focus groups, and being able to discuss what is being found in each of the piece of data collected (Chenail, 2012). Qualitative data analysis can be viewed as understanding the analysis of data. For qualitative data to be successfully analyzed, the researcher must be able to maintain control of their study, be able analyze their study, analyze themselves, and be able to present this found data in various publications (Chenail, 2012).
Data Analysis Methods and Procedures
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(2013) describes content analysis and thematic analysis appropriate for researchers who wish to conduct a low level of interpretation, in contrast to phenomenology and grounded theory, where higher levels of interpretation would be required. Content analysis is defined as the various ways to analyze a text. It is the coding and categorizing approach used for gathering and interpreting large amounts of written information to localize themes, trends and patterns (Vaismoradi et al.,

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