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Transcription as a Key Phase of Data Analysis in Qualitative Research: Experience from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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posted on 2021-01-12, 21:24 authored by Oluwafemi AdeagboOluwafemi Adeagbo, Sibongiseni Xulu, Nondumiso Dlamini, Manono Luthuli, Carina Herbst, Thembani Mhlongo, Maryam ShahmaneshMaryam Shahmanesh, Janet Seeley
Transforming spoken words into written text in qualitative research is a vital step in familiarizing and immersing oneself in the data. We share a three-step approach of how data transcription facilitated an interpretative act of analysis in a study using qualitative data collection methods on the barriers and facilitators of HIV testing and treatment in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.


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  • South Africa

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  • Higher Education Researcher

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Africa Health Research Institute

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The study was approved by University of KwaZulu-Natal and University College London IRBs.


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