The Concept of Theme as Used in Qualitative Nursing Research

  title={The Concept of Theme as Used in Qualitative Nursing Research},
  author={L. Desantis and D. Ugarriza},
  journal={Western Journal of Nursing Research},
  pages={351 - 372}
  • L. Desantis, D. Ugarriza
  • Published 2000
  • Medicine
  • Western Journal of Nursing Research
  • The concept of theme is critical to the accurate interpretation of qualitative data. A literature review of qualitative research methodology and nursing research studies reveals considerable diversity in the identification of themes, the interpretation of the concept, and its function in data analysis. Part of the problem is the transfer of research methods from other disciplines to the study of nursing phenomena. The transfer often results in a blending of distinct research methods that… CONTINUE READING
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