African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine
On-line version ISSN 2071-2936
Print version ISSN 2071-2928
MABUZA, Langalibalele H.; GOVENDER, Indiran; OGUNBANJO, Gboyega A. and MASH, Bob. African Primary Care Research: Qualitative data analysis and writing results. Afr. j. prim. health care fam. med. (Online) [online]. 2014, vol.6, n.1, pp.1-5. ISSN 2071-2936.
This article is part of a series on African primary care research and gives practical guidance on qualitative data analysis and the presentation of qualitative findings. After an overview of qualitative methods and analytical approaches, the article focuses particularly on content analysis, using the framework method as an example. The steps of familiarisation, creating a thematic index, indexing, charting, interpretation and confirmation are described. Key concepts with regard to establishing the quality and trustworthiness of data analysis are described. Finally, an approach to the presentation of qualitative findings is given.