Content analysis: concepts, methods and applications
Stephen Cavanagh Associate Professor and Assistant Dean of Nursing, Wayne State University, College of Nursing, Detroit, Michigan
Content analysis is a flexible methodology that is particularly useful to nurse researchers, asserts Stephen Cavanagh
Content analysis is much more than a naive technique that results in a simplistic description of data. It allows the researcher to test theoretical issues to enhance understanding of the data. Using applications from the nursing and health literature, this paper will explain key concepts and methodological issues, including strategies for data analysis.
Nurse Researcher. 4, 3, 5-16. doi: 10.7748/nr.4.3.5.s2