Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

  1. State the two general approaches of qualitative data analysis
  2. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of the three approaches to recording narrative data.
  3. Identify and define the three components of transcription
  4. Distinguish between the 11 types of qualitative data analysis
  5. Describe the general process of coding qualitative data
  6. Distinguish between emic and etic coding
  7. Describe how the perspectives of the different types of qualitative research result in a different kind of analysis.
  8. Identify the four criteria of trustworthiness
  9. Describe the different ways to increase the credibility of a study