Qualitative analysis codebook relating to premature infants and the parental experience

  • Catalina Suarez (Creator)



This dataset documents the themes and subthemes from the analysis of the research transcripts which were part of a qualitative study conducted as part of a clinical psychology doctorate. The data were gathered across 12 interviews with mothers of premature infants born between 28-32 weeks gestation. Interviews were conducted by the lead researcher between June 6 and November 7, 2019 with parents who met inclusion criteria and who consented to participate in the study. Details of the interview along with information leaflets and consent forms were sent to participants prior to the interview. Five interviews took place in participants’ homes and seven took place in university premises. Prior to audio-recording the interviews using a dictaphone, participants were asked to provide written informed consent. Participants understood that their participation was voluntary and that they could end their participation at any time without this affecting their care or involvement with TinyLife.

The data were analysed using thematic analysis and were managed on NVivo-12 software (Braun & Clarke, 2006, 2013; QSR, 2018). The lead researcher conducted the analysis, with additional involvement from two authors (PA, ND). Owing to GDPR and to preserve the privacy of subjects, all names have been pseudonymised.

File is available in pdf format. Dataset embargoed until 31 December 2022.
Date made available2021
PublisherQueen's University Belfast
Date of data productionJun 2019 - Nov 2019

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