contextuality, creative, feminist qualitative research, new methodologies, oral data analysis



  1. Thompson, Susan M. PhD, MTCP, BA Dip Ed, MRAPI
  2. Barrett, Penelope A. RN, CM, BEd (Nurs), FRCNA, FCN(NSW), MACMI


This article explores an innovative approach to qualitative data analysis called Summary Oral Reflective Analysis (SORA).The method preserves the richness and contextuality of in-depth interview data within a broader feminist philosophical perspective. This multidisciplinary approach was developed in two individual research programs within a cooperative, collaborative arrangement. It represents a creative response to perceived deficiencies in the pragmatics of qualitative data analysis where the maintenance of data contextuality is critical.