Title

Within-case and across-case approaches to qualitative data analysis

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

7-1-2003

NLM Title Abbreviation

Qual Health Res

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Qualitative health research

PubMed ID

12891720

Abstract

The generalizations developed by qualitative researchers are embedded in the contextual richness of individual experience. Qualitative data management strategies that depend solely on coding and sorting of texts into units of like meaning can strip much of this contextual richness away. To prevent this, some authors have recommended treating individual accounts as whole cases or stories, but whole cases are difficult to compare with one another when the goal of the research is to develop generalizations that represent multiple accounts. In this article, the authors describe the ways in which three different qualitative researchers combined across-case coding and sorting with a variety of within-case data management and analysis techniques to produce contextually grounded, generalizable findings.

Keywords

Qualitative Studies, Research Protocols, Study Design, Caregivers -- Psychosocial Factors, Child, Chronic Disease -- Nursing, Family -- Psychosocial Factors, Narratives, United States

Published Article/Book Citation

Qualitative health research, 13:6 (2003) pp.871-883.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/147