Data Analysis Methods for Qualitative Research: Managing the Challenges of Coding, Interrater Reliability, and Thematic Analysis
The peer-reviewed journal The Qualitative Report has published an article by Michael Belotto, Director of the BRANY Institute of Research Education, entitled “Data Analysis Methods for Qualitative Research: Managing the Challenges of Coding, Interrater Reliability, and Thematic Analysis.”
“While … text books explain the general philosophies of the interpretive tradition and its theoretical groundings, I found few published studies where authors actually explained the details pertaining to exactly how they arrived at their findings,” says Mr. Belotto. In the article he shares the sources of information that he has found and the methods that he has used to address these challenges. He also discuss issues of trustworthiness and how matters of objectivity and reliability can be addressed within the naturalistic paradigm.
This is a must-read for anyone interested in the details of qualitative research and analysis.