Qualitative data is descriptive and does not have numerical associations (Jeanfreau & Jack, 2010). Researchers can arrange qualitative data into forms that are not numerical. In qualitative research, obtaining…
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Researchers use coding process to connect data obtained from various research topics in qualitative research. Coding process helps in generating the main theme of the study and relating data collected. During the analysis of qualitative information, the first step involves the organization of data collected. The researcher organizes transcripts during used to collect the information. Data collected though video or record modes are formatted properly in order to make them understandable (Houser, 2011). If the information collected was with transcripts and video, then the two needs harmonization to help build on the theme of study. Otherwise, the data collected would be challenging to interpret.
Second step involves reviewing the interviews conducted using the data source by coding. Codes obtained from the review process helps in identification of the main theme of the study (Houser, 2011). The codes may be inductive or deductive. In inductive coding, the information understood from the data assist in making thematic conclusion as opposed to deductive theme that results from experience of the researcher or theory based on the topic. Coding of information is possible using computer programs.
Jeanfreau, S. G., & Jack, L. (2010). Appraising Qualitative Research in Health Education: Guidelines for Public Health Educators. Health Promotion Practice, 11(5), 612–617.
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Many practitioners of qualitative research technique study human behaviour in depth and get to know its driving factors. For instance, what makes a culture or civilization? What are the factors that make people identify a community? The answers to these questions are sought through qualitative research.
As qualitative research seeks to gather in-depth and detailed data, samples used herein are smaller and more focussed as compared to the commonly used large sample sizes (Camic, Rhodes & Yardley, 2003). In psychology, qualitative research has been described as the type of research whose findings and observations are not obtained via statistical means or any other quantitative techniques (Howitt, 2013).
Qualitative research involves an interpretive and naturalistic approach to its subject matter. The data which makes a contribution to the research questions or any existing information is given priority by the research (Howitt, 2013). In the health care, to understand the values of the evidence from qualitative research to systematic reviews, it is important to consider the varied diffuse nature of evidence.
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communication skills all which is evident in students who have had their teaching experience abroad and especially a country whose first language is not English and hence most students and individuals do not know or understand English. The third theme got from the interview is
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