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Research: Analysing

A centralised repository of information to help those undertaking research especially at Postgraduate level


This tab looks at how to critically analyze, critique, and identify themes in your research findings.

Analysing quantitative research

Coughlan, M., Cronin, P., & Ryan, F. (2007). Step by step guide to critiquing research. Part 1: Quantitative research. British Journal of Nursing, 16(11), 658-663. Retrieved from CINAHL database.

Fain, J. (2017). Chapter 14: Critiquing research reports.  In Reading, understanding, and applying nursing research (Fifth edition., pp. 311-330).

Mills, G., & Gay, L. (2019). Evaluating a research report. In Educational research : competencies for analysis and applications (12th edition., pp.555 - 561). -[Shelf Location at Madras St Campus, Christchurch : LB1028MIL 2018]

Tolich, M., & Davidson, C. (2018). Collecting and analysing quantitative data. ISocial science research in New Zealand an introduction . (pp.104-120). Auckland: Auckland University Press.

Analysing qualitative research

Astroth, K.S., & Chung, S.Y. (2018).  Focusing on the fundamentals:  Reading qualitative research with a critical eye.  Nephrology Nursing Journal, 45(4), 381-385.

Holloway, I., & Galvin, K. (2017). Chapter 18: Establishing quality: Trustworthiness and validity. In Qualitative research in nursing and healthcare (Fourth edition.)

Ryan, F., Coughlan, M., & Cronin, P. (2007). Step by step guide to critiquing research. Part 2.: Qualitative research. British Journal of Nursing, 16(12), 738-744. Retrieved from CINAHL database

Tolich, M., & Davidson, C. (2018). Collecting and analysing qualitative data. In Social science research in New Zealand an introduction . (pp.121-133). Auckland: Auckland University Press.

Finding themes in my research


Coding in qualitative research

What is a Code?: Qualitative Research Methods

Why do we code? 

How to Know You Are Coding Correctly: Qualitative Research Methods

The cycles of coding?

What does coding look like?