Doing analysis as a team: headache or helpful?

by Dennis Waithaka , Nancy Kagwanja

Most of us sharing our analysis approaches in the qualitative analysis workshop are working in some kind of team: even the PhD students talked about involving their supervisors or colleagues in the analytical process. There can be headaches and challenges in working as part of a team, but it can be enjoyable, and enrich our learning and the rigor of our analysis. Here, we draw on our experiences of analyzing our recently collected data to describe how teamwork has contributed to the process of analysis for our qualitative research.

23rd July 2018 • comment

HDSS occupy a grey area between research, health care and public health, and have received little attention in the ethics literature and guidelines.  Together with my supervisors, I recently developed a coding framework to analyse qualitative individual interview and focus group discussion data that I collected from two HDSS sites in Kenya. 

23rd July 2018 • comment

Interview summaries provide a concise description of information under a series of headings, usually including the key points of what was said, as well as any non-verbal observations and reflections by those present on the quality and context of the interview. This paper describes how to use interview summaries in your research.

23rd July 2018 • comment

Experiences of using life histories with health workers in post-conflict and crisis settings: methodological reflections

by Sophie Witter, Justine Namakula, Alvaro Alonso-Garbayo, Haja Wurie, Sally Theobald, Wilson Mashange, Bandeth Ros, Stephen Buzuzi, Richard Mangwi, Tim Martineau

In this paper, we examine our experience of using life histories to explore health system trajectories coming out of conflict through the eyes of health workers

13th February 2018 • comment

The aim of this study is to explore what participation means for children (including those with and without disability) in rural Northern Malawi.

13th February 2018 • comment

This paper looks at the infants in Malawi who suffered from low birth weight, and asks the question: how can we improve the outcomes? 

13th February 2018 • comment

This article looks at Traditional Birth Attendants in Somaliland and Sierra Leone and at the important role they play in their commiunities. 

13th February 2018 • comment

In this paper, qualitative research was used alongside large clinical community-based studies conducted on the Kenyan Coast to explore how gender and power relations within households and communities and between fieldworkers and communities shape consent processes and interactions.

13th February 2018 • comment

Involving Research Stakeholders in Developing Policy on Sharing Public Health Research Data in Kenya

by Irene Jao, Francis Kombe, Salim Mwalukore, Susan Bull, Michael Parker, Dorcas Kamuya, Sassy Molyneux, Vicki Marsh

Views on Fair Process for Informed Consent, Access Oversight, and Community Engagement

6th February 2018 • comment

Trust, Respect, and Reciprocity: Informing Culturally Appropriate Data-Sharing Practice in Vietnam

by Laura Merson, Tran Viet Phong, Le Nguyen Thanh Nhan, Nguyen Thanh Dung, Ta Thi Dieu Ngan, Nguyen Van Kinh, Michael Parker, Susan Bull

Informing Culturally Appropriate Data-Sharing Practice in Vietnam.

6th February 2018 • comment

Perceived Benefits, Harms, and Views About How to Share Data Responsibly

by Phaik Yeong Cheah, Decha Tangseefa, Aimatcha Somsaman, Tri Chunsuttiwat, François Nosten, Nicholas P. J. Day, Susan Bull, Michael Parker

A Qualitative Study of Experiences With and Attitudes Toward Data Sharing Among Research Staff and Community Representatives in Thailand.

6th February 2018 • comment

Developing and Implementing a Triangulation Protocol for Qualitative Health Research

by Tracy Farmer, Kerry Robinson, Susan J. Elliott, John Eyles

In this article, the authors present an empirical example of triangulation in qualitative health research. The authors collected qualitative data within a parallel–case study design using key informant interviews as well as document analysis, and develop, implement, and reflect on a triangulation protocol..

15th November 2017 • comment

There are many different approaches to analysing qualitative data. This article aims to bring together resources and articles around some of the more common types of analysis, so that you can easily find what you need.

10th August 2017 • comment

New BMJ Open article: “Understanding the investigators: a qualitative study investigating the barriers and enablers to the implementation of local investigator-initiated clinical trials in Ethiopia” This article was written by the research team at Global Health Trials in collaboration with researchers from Ethopia, Sri Lanka and Peru. The research was initiated in response to the low volume of clinical trials conducted by investigators in Low and Middle Income Countries.

4th December 2013 • comment