Use of constant comparative analysis in qualitative research

Nurs Stand. 2001 Jul;15(42):39-42. doi: 10.7748/ns2001.


This article describes the application of constant comparative analysis, which is one method that can be used to analyse qualitative data. The need for data analysis to be congruent with the overall research design is highlighted.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Abstracting and Indexing / standards
  • Bias
  • Data Interpretation, Statistical*
  • Humans
  • Nursing Methodology Research / methods*
  • Nursing Methodology Research / standards
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Research Design / standards