publication . Article . 2014

Qualitative Content Analysis

Satu Elo; Maria Kääriäinen; Outi Kanste; Tarja Pölkki; Kati Utriainen; Helvi Kyngäs;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Feb 2014 Journal: SAGE Open (issn: 2158-2440, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publishing
Abstract
Qualitative content analysis is commonly used for analyzing qualitative data. However, few articles have examined the trustworthiness of its use in nursing science studies. The trustworthiness of qualitative content analysis is often presented by using terms such as credibility, dependability, conformability, transferability , and authenticity . This article focuses on trustworthiness based on a review of previous studies, our own experiences, and methodological textbooks. Trustworthiness was described for the main qualitative content analysis phases from data collection to reporting of the results. We concluded that it is important to scrutinize the trustworthi...
Subjects
free text keywords: History of scholarship and learning. The humanities, AZ20-999, Social Sciences, H
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