NVivo 8 and consistency in data analysis: reflecting on the use of a qualitative data analysis program.
- ISSN: 1351-5578
- ISBN: 1351-5578 (Print)\r1351-5578 (Linking)
- DOI: 10.7748/nr2011.04.18.3.6.c8457
- PubMed: 21560920
Qualitative data analysis is a complex process and demands clear thinking on the part of the analyst. However, a number of deficiencies may obstruct the research analyst during the process, leading to inconsistencies occurring. This paper is a reflection on the use of a qualitative data analysis program, NVivo 8, and its usefulness in identifying consistency and inconsistency during the coding process.