The Application of Content Analysis in Nursing Science Research provides principles on content analysis and its application into development of nursing theory. It offers clear guidance to students, lecturers and researchers to gain a deeper understanding of the method of content analysis, its implementation into their own research and criteria of trustworthiness evaluation. The Application of Content Analysis in Nursing Science Research is written in user-friendly language with provided research examples and cases, and the content is illustrated by figures and tables.
The authors offer their expertise in providing a well thought through explanation of content analysis in didactical style, which will enhance university education. The Application of Content Analysis in Nursing Science Research includes highly experienced researchers who have published articles on content analysis and the trustworthiness of the method with more than 10 000 citations.
Divided into two parts, The Application of Content Analysis in Nursing Science Research explores the application of content analysis into nursing science. The first part presents the philosophical position of content analysis, inductive and deductive methods of using content analysis, trustworthiness of the method, and ethical consideration of using content analysis. The second part informs on the theory development based on content analysis, conceptualization of the concepts of content analysis into generation of items and instrument development, and statistical testing of a hypothetical model. The last chapter shows a new approach to using content analysis in systematic reviews and quality evaluation of methodology within systematic review process.
The Application of Content Analysis in Nursing Science Research is an essential tool for nursing science, providing instruction on key methodological elements in order to provide rigorously conducted empirical research for clinical practice and nursing education.
About the Author
Helvi Kyngäs is a professor of Nursing Science in the University of Oulu, Finland. She has national and international education and research experience. Her research is mostly focused on adherence to health regimens by patients with chronic disease and effective intervention to improve adherence. She has done extensive qualitative and quantitative research and is well known for an article on content analysis with more than 10 000 citations. She is a popular invited guest lecturer in many countries, giving lectures on nursing theory and theory development. She has been a keynote speaker in many nursing science and multidisciplinary research conferences. Her research has been funded by the Academy of Finland and many other well-known foundations.
Kristina Mikkonen is a Doctor of Health Sciences from the University of Oulu, Finland. Her competence in research relates to the clinical learning environment and mentoring of healthcare students with a special focus on cultural and linguistic diversity. She coordinates major national and international research projects which address health and social care educators’ competence development; enhancement of mentors’ competence in nursing education; and the implementation of a digital health module for higher education in health sciences. Mikkonen has an extensive background in multicultural education and has obtained international working experience as a registered nurse, university teacher and researcher, which she believes give her special opportunities to integrate cultural and linguistic diversity in her professional conduct.
Maria Kääriäinen is a professor of nursing science from the University of Oulu, Finland, and the head of the Doctoral programme in Health Sciences. She is also a consultant in Northern Ostrobothnia Hospital District with a continual link within clinical nursing to improve evidence-based nursing and lead and carry out research projects there. She is a Certified Reviewer of the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI). Her research areas are health promotive counselling and competency-based education. She has diverse methodological expertise including randomized control trials, systematic reviews with meta-analysis, cross-sectional surveys, qualitative research, and instrument and theory development.