Coding of Qualitative Data
Select at least five of your classmates’ Introduction posts from the Class Café to code and analyze.
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Using the strategies presented in the Smith and Firth article, code your five selected postings by removing identifying information, coding the information, and identifying specific themes. As you begin the process, keep in mind that there is no right or wrong way of coding; however, your categories and associated data should—without heavy explanation—make sense to someone unfamiliar with your research.
When you have completed coding the data, reflect on your experience of analyzing this type of data. Ask yourself: How can qualitative research methods promote evidence-based practice?
Post 1-2 pages cohesive response that addresses the following:
1. Identify the overall themes you selected from coding the posts. Justify why you chose these particular themes. Try to be as scholarly as possible and remember that researchers try to refrain from directly identifying the subjects of their qualitative studies.
2. Formulate a brief analysis and conclusion about your classmates’ Introduction posts based on the themes you identified.
3. Discuss what you gained from your experiences with coding and analyzing qualitative data and how qualitative research can promote evidence-based practice.
1. Happy Thanksgiving! I live in Bakersfield, California and we are in the Pacific Standard Time (PST) zone. I am currently the Director of Critical Care and have been a critical care nurse my entire 25 year career. My current job responsibilities areas include ICU, SDU, Respiratory therapy, Palliative Care, Ethics and I’ve recently taken over the clinical practice and education responsibilities for the hospital. I have been married for 27 years to Rod, have a 23 yo son, Seth, and a 21 yo daughter, Brooke. We have 3 Shih Tzu’s (our youngest one is our “tripod dog” named Nemo, because she was born with a “little fin” for a left front leg). and a cat, who is queen of the castle. We also have a “grand dog” white Husky named Coco, a 1.5 year old “toddler dog” who is entering her “terrible twos”. She is WAY too smart and occasionally a little “naughty”. Last movie – The Foreigner. It is currently 77 Degrees and we are enjoying Thanksgiving by the pool
2. Good afternoon Dr. Minnick and classmates. I hope everyone is enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday! .I live in Saratoga, California and am on PST
I work at Stanford Children’s Hospital and will be going on my 29th year there! I have always been a pediatric critical care nurse, and now I am Director of Revive- The Initiative for Resuscitation Excellence at Stanford Children’s Health.
I am married to a wonderful man, my best friend for 25 years; I have 2 boys, 24 and 22 years old. One is in real estate the other will graduate from University of Arizona this month and he is in computer programming. I have a black Labrador, Theo, who just turned 3 yrs old and keeps me busy as he eats everything!
The last movie I saw was Glass House, and I am looking forward to seeing Wonder.
It is 73 degrees here in Sunny Northern California!
3. Hello to everyone!. I live in Vermont EST .Currently work at a local long term care rehabilitation center as the Director of Nursing. I have been married for 21 years, with 2 daughters, soon to be 18 and the youngest 15, our dog Jovie she is 2 and Kit Kat (whose a cat if you couldn’t tell by the name that we couldn’t agree on 😉 ) she just turned 1. Yes these are our toddlers. Arrival actually a very interesting movie.It is currently 32 degrees not really cold for being Vermont *also you can all call me Neva 🙂
4. I live in Wantagh, New York, Eastern Time Zone.I currently work in a Cardiology office and do Stress testing and work per deim for the tele service at NYU Winthrop. (Soon to change in January).I have a 17 year old son who is a senior in high school. and a Persian Cat named Quincy. Last Movie this past summer Cars 3. Going to see the Man who invented Christmas. Currently it is 49 degrees and breezy.
5. I live in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania and we are on Eastern Standard Tome (EST). I currently work part-time as an adjunct clinical instructor at one of the local university in PA, and I also work per diem at a rehabilitation hospital in PA.I am divorced with four grown children and seven grandchildren. As the health ministry leader of my church, I spent most of my spare time planning community health programs for the church. It is currently 53 degrees and sunny in Upper Darby Pa.
Smith, J., & Firth, J. (2011). Qualitative data analysis: The framework approach. Nurse Researcher, 18(2), 52–62.
Gray, J.R., Grove, S.K., & Sutherland, S. (2017). Burns and Grove’s the practice of nursing research: Appraisal, synthesis, and generation of evidence (8th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Saunders Elsevier.
Chapter 12, “Qualitative Research Methods” (pp. 251-274)
Taylor-Powell, E., & Renner, M. (2003). Analyzing qualitative data. University of Wisconsin-Extension, Cooperative Extension. Retrieved from http://learningstore.uwex.edu/assets/pdfs/g3658-12.pdf