The use of IRAMUTEQ software for data analysis in qualitative research
Keywords:Software, Nursing Research, Qualitative Research, Obstetric Nursing
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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