A practical guide for conducting qualitative research in medical education: Part 3—Using software for qualitative analysis

Samuel O. Clarke, Wendy C. Coates, Jaime Jordan

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Abstract

The process of performing qualitative analysis can be a daunting task. Technology can be employed to ease the burden of the work; however, the researcher may not fully appreciate how and when computer software can assist in conducting qualitative analysis. In this, the third installment of our “how-to” series on qualitative research methods, we describe basic concepts and approaches to using both simple word processing programs and specific qualitative research software programs to assist in coding and analysis. We hope that the concepts put forth in this paper will help qualitative researchers become more familiar with available technological approaches and that they will, in turn, enhance the efficiency of the research process as well as the depth, clarity and richness of research findings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere10644
JournalAEM Education and Training
Volume5
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2021
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Education
  • Emergency

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