The Lived Experienced of Non-Adherent Jamaican Men in Broward County to Prostate Cancer Screening

 

 

 

 

 

Research Topic: The Lived Experienced of Non-Adherent Jamaican Men in Broward County to Prostate Cancer Screening

The purpose of the NVivo Interview/Analysis Project is to:

1. Promote your interviewing skills. 2. Help you refine your research question. 3. Formulate inclusion and exclusion criteria, and a demographics survey for your interview participants. 4. Formulate a grand tour question and follow up interview questions. 5. Introduce the use of a CAQDAS program (NVivo) to input, organize, and code qualitative data; introduce the use of NVivo to input and organize participants’ demographic data. 6. Begin to analyze and compare qualitative, textual data through memoing in NVivo. 7. Begin to use journaling as a reflective, descriptive, or bracketing technique in NVivo. 8. Help you create an initial audit trail in qualitative data collection and analysis that supports the rigor and enhances the trustworthiness of your study.

Guidelines Overview:

Faculty will advise students how to access and download the NVivo software program at a free (a 30-day trial offer from the vendor). Students may download a WINDOWS or MAC version of the software. (However, upon submission of the project, they will need to identify which version they used so that the faculty member can open the student’s project).

 

This assignment offers the opportunity to collect and begin to code and analyze qualitative data related to a concept or phenomenon. The interviews may be completed at your convenience. The two interviews are: 1) a 1:1 interview, and 2) a focus group interview. Inclusion and exclusion criteria for qualifying your interview participants (in both interviews), grand tour and follow-up questions, and a participant demographic sheet will be developed and implemented. Assigning attributes, coding, memoing, and journaling will be carried out in this assignment and documented in your NVivo project.

 

Each interview should last between 45 minutes and one hour and you should request to audiotape each interview. You may interview classmates for the 1:1 interview if they have had experiences similar to the participants you will seek for a qualitative research study (i.e. if they meet your inclusion criteria). The focus group interview must include at least three participants (they may also be classmates if they meet your inclusion criteria). Complete a typed, VERBATIM transcript of the 1:1 interview. Please give yourself ample time for transcription. A fast typist, listening to a high quality recording can take 6-8 hours to transcribe a one-hour, 1:1 interview. On average, a 1-hour transcribed interview will generate 7-15 pages of single-spaced text.

 

An imported Reaction Paper document on the focus group interview. The Reaction Paper should not exceed two, double-spaced pages and must include

? One sentence each about: (a) the environment; (b) how the participant was chosen, and (c) the length of the interview.

? Comment on how your participant responded to your purpose and to your grand tour question and follow up questions.

? Discuss your biases going into this interview.

(See Number 11 on the following page again for this required item)

? Comment on any surprises, tentative ideas or themes, and if you felt you gained any insight on the selected concept/phenomenon as a result of this interview.

 

 

 

To minimize complications importing and working with your transcript in NVivo, please use single-line spacing, as illustrated in the following example

 

Example

 

Interviewer: Can you recall a time when you saw something that you felt was socially unjust as a nurse?

Participant: Yeah, uhm. Well, I wouldn’t say it was necessarily because I was a nurse that I noticed stuff like that. I’ve always been pretty aware of things that are unfair. Like, when I was a kid. We lived in the suburbs, but we often came into the city and I would -uhm- see homeless people and the squeegee kids on the streets, and I’d wonder, like, ‘why is that?’ And-uhm- my parents-uhm- they just wouldn’t say anything about it. And that used to really bother me.

Interviewer: So, you were troubled- even as a child- when you saw something as unjust, and others- the people closest to you- either didn’t see it or didn’t…

[Crosstalk]

Participant: oh…they saw it, they just wouldn’t acknowledge it, or you know, talk about it.

Interviewer: So, how did you ultimately get or- uhm- find the answer to your ‘why is that’ question?

 

The final NVIVO project must include:

1. An imported document stating the Research Question(s);

2. An imported document stating the Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria for the participants;

3. An imported document that lists one grand tour interview question and 3-5 follow-up interview questions (these questions may or may not be the same for the 1:1 and focus group interviews);

4. An imported BLANK (i.e. the questions have not been answered) demographic data document. All participants should complete the demographic data form, but you will keep the hard copy of the documents. Please do not submit the completed demographic forms;

5. All demographic responses will be entered as Attributes/Attribute Values for each participant, in your NVivo project;

6. An imported document that contains the verbatim transcription of one of your interviews;

7. Creation of- and content entered into- two MEMOS folders in NVivo that are related to the transcription data:

? A memo folder titled: INITIAL IMPRESSIONS. Content entered here should capture your first impressions of the interview data.

? A memo folder titled: ANALYTIC DECISIONS. Content entered here should capture your analytic thoughts and decisions (i.e. explain what type of coding you will be initially using and why; explore areas/topics/themes that may need further exploration in future interviews; explain rationale for creating specific Sub-Nodes.);

8. Creation of-and content entered into- one REFLECTIVE JOURNAL folder in NVivo. (Discuss your biases going into this interview. Comment on any surprises, personal reactions to/personal challenges resulting from the interview, or if you felt you gained any insight on the selected concept/phenomenon as a result of this interview);

9. Creation of a minimum of 50 nodes (codes) directly related to data in the imported transcript;

10. Creation of 5 Sub-Nodes directly related to data in the imported transcript (NOTE: You must create one MEMO to provide the rationale for the creation of the Sub-Nodes. No rationale- in the form of a Memo-will result in a 2- point deduction, even if all 5 Sub-Nodes are created);

11. An imported Reaction Paper document on the interview you did not choose to transcribe. The Reaction Paper should not exceed two, double-spaced pages and must include:

? One sentence each about: (a) the environment; (b) how the participant was chosen, and (c) the length of the interview.

? Comment on how your participant responded to your purpose and to your grand tour question and follow up questions.

? Discuss your biases going into this interview.

? Comment on any surprises, tentative ideas or themes, and if you felt you gained any insight on the selected concept/phenomenon as a result of this interview.

 

All elements required for this assignment will be completed and accounted for in the NVivo software, and submitted electronically (or on a flash drive by the end of class) as an NVivo project. No hard copy submissions of any specific criteria will be accepted. The due date for the electronic submission of the NVivo Interview/Analysis Project is 11:59 p.m. on April 11th.

PLEASE INDICATE IF YOU ARE USING A WINDOWS OR MAC VERSION OF NVIVO WHEN SUBMITTING YOUR PROJECT!

 

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