qualitative data collection and analysis. The primary method for obtaining data is interviewing because we want to document experience. Interviews must be transcribed and read to ensure accuracy. However, you’re looking for codes or words or phrases that seem to repeat. Once you gather a particular set of codes, they can be grouped under themes, which form the basis of major ideas.
For example, during a transcription of an interview with a paramedic, the words "tired", "fried", or a phrase such as "burnt-out" keep coming up. These are codes. You could group these codes under a theme of "fatigue".
Qualitative Research Proposals
One month ago Medic 12 & Medic 22 responded to a single-vehicle rollover with four pediatric patients ages 12, 8, 4, and 9 months. Two of the patients were pronounced dead at the scene, while the other two died during transport to the hospital. The crew members received appropriate counseling, but are still having problems coping with the incident. Your medical director has asked for your help in a study on post-traumatic stress disorder among EMS providers. The study will consist of the crews of Medic 12 & Medic 22. The medical director and you plan to present your study at the yearly regional EMS conference.