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Analysing Semi-Structured Interviews to Explore Sexual Decision-Making and HIV/STI Risk Perception Among Female Sex Workers: A Grounded Theory Approach

By: Althea Bailey Published: 2019 | Product: SAGE Research Methods Datasets Part 2

This dataset comprises extracts from two transcripts of semi-structured interviews offered for teaching data analysis using a constructivist grounded theory approach. Grounded theory is a methodology that seeks to construct theory about issues of importance in peoples' lives from the data collected. It does this through an inductive process of data collection. In traditional grounded theory, researchers approach the research with as few predetermined thoughts as possible, do not apply any pre-existing hypotheses, and focus on presenting the participants’ perspectives. Constructivist grounded theory is based on constructivism; a research paradigm that denies the existence of an objective reality. Therefore, constructivist grounded theory draws on the traditions of Glaser and Strauss but respects the flexibility of researchers to co-construct theoretical explanations of issues and experiences with participants. These data are provided by Dr. Althea Bailey from the University of the West Indies, Mona Department of Community Health & Psychiatry. The data consist of transcripts from my PhD thesis which focused on the role of sexual decision-making and risk perception in the adoption of HIV/STI risk reduction practices among female sex workers. The dataset files are accompanied by a Teaching Guide and a Student Guide.

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