The use of IRAMUTEQ software for data analysis in qualitative research

Authors

  • Marli Aparecida Rocha de Souza Universidade Federal do Paraná, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Enfermagem
  • Marilene Loewen Wall Universidade Federal do Paraná, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Enfermagem
  • Andrea Cristina de Morais Chaves huler Secretaria Municipal de São José dos Pinhais
  • Ingrid Margareth Voth Lowen Secretaria Municipal de Curitiba
  • Aida Maris Peres Universidade Federal do Paraná, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Enfermagem

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/s1980-220x2017015003353

Keywords:

Software, Nursing Research, Qualitative Research, Obstetric Nursing

Abstract

Objective: To describe the use of IRAMUTEQ software in qualitative data analysis. Method: A description for using a software program as a tool to support data processing in qualitative research, carried out in 2015. Data collection was done through interviews using a semi-structured script. Results: Twenty-one (21) companions participated in the study. The five classes resulting from data processing by the software allowed for analysis and interpretation of the nursing performance with the parturient as an active participant in the process of labor and delivery, and in the role of companion in this period. Conclusion: The use of IRAMUTEQ software as a tool for processing qualitative data through the Descending Hierarchical Classification emerged classes and a connection between them, which further allowed for secure and credible data analysis. It is necessary to explore the other possibilities of using this tool in greater depth.

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Published

2019-02-20

How to Cite

Souza, M. A. R. de, Wall, M. L., huler, A. C. de M. C., Lowen, I. M. V., & Peres, A. M. (2019). The use of IRAMUTEQ software for data analysis in qualitative research. Revista Da Escola De Enfermagem Da USP, 52, e03353. https://doi.org/10.1590/s1980-220x2017015003353

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