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versión impresa ISSN 1132-1296
CARRILLO PINEDA, Marcela; LEYVA-MORAL, Juan Manuel y MEDINA MOYA, José Luís. The analysis of qualitative data: a complex process. Index Enferm [online]. 2011, vol.20, n.1-2, pp.96-100. ISSN 1132-1296. http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S1132-12962011000100020.
This article shows the complexity of the analysis of qualitative data according to Morin's method and they are the result of the analytical process carried out during the development of our PhD thesis. Our experience begins with the constant comparison method and represents a challenge endowed with complementary contradictions, where data is grouped and ungrouped, integrated and disintegrated according to the hologrammatic, dialogic and recursive principles. As a result we establish the following analytical phases: 1) "The all": developing the ideas; 2) From "the all" to the parts: separating and clustering; 3) From particular to general: regrouping; 4) Undoing "the all" into its parts without losing "the all": integrating and relating; 5) Joining the parts that make sense of "the all": identifying the core category.
Palabras clave : Complexity theory; Qualitative research; Constant comparison method; Analysis.