Teaching the analysis of textual data: an experiential approach

Nurse Educ Today. 1996 Aug;16(4):278-81. doi: 10.1016/s0260-6917(96)80115-8.


As qualitative research methods become more refined, so there is an increasing need to teach data analysis methods. This paper offers a group method--based on experiential learning principles--for teaching the analysis of textual data. Terms are defined, an outline for a preliminary theory input is offered and then the group method, itself, is described. Variants of the method are also described and various objections to the method are addressed.

MeSH terms

  • Education, Nursing, Baccalaureate / methods*
  • Group Processes*
  • Humans
  • Nursing Methodology Research / education*
  • Nursing Methodology Research / methods
  • Students, Nursing / psychology*
  • Teaching / methods