Journal article

Interpretive subgroup analysis extends modified grounded theory research findings in oncologic music therapy

Clare O'Callaghan, Richard Hiscock

JOURNAL OF MUSIC THERAPY | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2007

Abstract

Following an investigation into oncologic patients' experiences of the helpfulness of music therapy (O'Callaghan & McDermott, 2004), it was considered that examining relationships between specific patient characteristics and their responses could yield further interesting understandings. "Interpretative subgroup analysis" is introduced, which adapts principles of subgroup analysis in quantitative research to textual data analysis. Anonymous written responses from 128 oncologic patients were analyzed to compare responses from (a) those that had one music therapy session with those who had more than one session, (b) males and females, and (c) middle and older aged respondents. The number of mu..

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