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Nursing Research Portfolio
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Assignment 2B: Nursing Research Portfolio Mary jacob NURS 530 Professor Barbara Astle (Date of Submission) Table of Contents Table of Contents . . . . . . . . . 2 Reflexive Journal Week 5: Reflections on the Creation of Code Book . . . . 3 Week 6: Reflections on the Thematic Analysis …
Indeed, although I had difficulties earlier in the interview and field observation, the hardship I experienced during the creation of the codebook was more difficult because it was much longer. I had to read the transcript over and over again in order to get a “feel” of the thoughts in the interview, and then I had to read them again in the coding of the transcript, and then again in the creation of the codebook. Looking at the steps, they can be almost considered as easy; however, what made them rather difficult was the fact that I grew tired of my transcript, to the point that I almost could not get new ideas in the succeeding times that I read it. Nevertheless, when I allowed myself some rest and then revisited the paper a few days after, I was able to appreciate the paper better. Somehow, the patterns and the recurrent concepts became more apparent and coding became a little easier. In addition, there were also some methodological/analytical insights that I realized from the coding process. One of these realizations is the fact that all the qualitative data are related to each other, although seemingly unconnected. Indeed, a response to one question could actually a supporting idea for another response in a later question. ...
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