Qualitative methodological approach

Danielle F. Haley, Linda Vo, Kimberly A. Parker, Paula M. Frew, Carol E. Golin, Oluwakemi Amola, Sally Hodder, Irene Kuo, Alexis Amsterdam, Kathryn Lancaster, L. Shawn Jones, Adaora A. Adimora, Ann O’Leary, Oni Blackstock, Lydia Soto-Torres, Kathleen MacQueen

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2 Scopus citations


This chapter discusses the methods used to collect and analyze data for the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) 064 Study. Four study sites (the Bronx, NY; Washington, D.C.; Raleigh/Durham, NC; and Atlanta/Decatur, GA) conducted semi-structured interviews (SSIs) and focus groups (FGs) between June 2009 and August 2010 designed to explore social, structural, and contextual factors related to HIV risk among participants. We conducted 120 SSIs (30 per site) and 32 FGs (6-12 per site). SSI participants were selected using sequential sampling and quota sampling was used to identify FG participants. All transcripts were structurally coded, a method that identified text associated with each question in the SSI/FG guide. A random sample of transcripts (36 [30 %] of SSIs, 16 [51 %] of FGs) was selected for advanced systematic coding and analysis. Saturation (i.e., no new codes emerged) was achieved once 90 % of the sample was coded. Twenty percent of the transcripts were double-coded and intercoder reliability (ICR) was assessed throughout coding. The final ICR was a combined average Kappa score of 0.92. Data were analyzed using NVivo (QSR International Zty Ltd. Version 9.0).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPoverty in the United States
Subtitle of host publicationWomen's Voices
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9783319438337
ISBN (Print)9783319438313
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Medicine


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