There are a whole range of methods we can use to analyse the data from qualitative research studies. The method of analysis we choose will depend on the quantity and quality of data, and the aims of your project.
Content analysis can be used to produce a descriptive set of findings, presenting the opinions expressed, as well as describing common themes emerging from the data.
A thematic analysis is a very thorough and comprehensive process, used when the quality of data is very good. This detailed analysis will draw out themes from the data that capture the views of the participants.
Framework analysis is another type of thematic analysis, designed specifically to address applied programme and policy-related questions.
To facilitate thorough and rigorous analysis of your data, we use a range of well-established and trusted software packages, including NVivo and Atlas.