Mind mapping in qualitative research

C. Tattersall, J. Powell, J. Stroud, Jan Pringle

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We tested a theory that mind mapping could be used as a tool in qualitative research to transcribe and analyse an interview. We compared results derived from mind mapping with those from interpretive phenomenological analysis by examining patients' and carers' perceptions of a new nurse-led service. Mind mapping could be used to rapidly analyse simple qualitative audio-recorded interviews. More research is needed to establish the extent to which mind mapping can assist qualitative researchers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-22
Number of pages3
JournalNursing Times
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - May 2011


  • interpretive phenomenological analysis
  • patients
  • carers

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    Tattersall, C., Powell, J., Stroud, J., & Pringle, J. (2011). Mind mapping in qualitative research. Nursing Times, 107(18), 20-22. http://www.nursingtimes.net/10-may-2011/1200376.issue