This guide to the essentials of doing participatory methods in a broad range of health contexts covers all of the stages of the research process, from research design right through to dissemination. With chapters from international contributors, each with many years’ experience using participatory qualitative approaches, it provides guidance on. - Ethical issues in Participatory Research - Designing and conduction Participatory Research projects - Data management and analysis - Researching with different populations - New technologies Packed full of up to date and engaging case studies, Using Participatory Qualitative Research Methodologies in Health offers a wide range of perspectives and voices on the practicalities and theoretical issues involved in conducting participatory research today. It is the ideal resource for students and researchers embarking upon a participatory research project.

Data Management, Analysis and Interpretation

Data Management, Analysis and Interpretation

Gina Higginbottom


In this chapter, consideration will be given to the multiple choices available for the management and analysis of data generated from qualitative PR. As we move further into the 21st century, the range and number of programmes supporting computer assisted qualitative data analysis software (CAQDAS) is expanding rapidly, and therefore the choices available to PR researchers are increasingly complex. This chapter will address the issues of data storage, data management, data classification and data analysis, drawing upon established theoretical perspectives using case studies as exemplars. The reader will gain a thorough and comprehensive understanding of the principles and procedures associated with qualitative data analysis in PR, with primacy given to those dimensions that ...

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