Critical-emancipatory Workshop is a data collection technique and interventional strategy for emancipatory education aimed at participants involved in the research. It usually results in a significant amount of data in text, audio, image and video formats. Taking this into account, qualitative analysis software usage is paramount to data treatment optimization and promotion of results credibility. This research aimed at identifying the potentialities and limits of webQDA for a Critical-emancipatory Workshop qualitative analysis. To this end, a case study based on the researchers' experience was conducted. It revealed that webQDA is a powerful digital tool for broadening and deepening the analysis of qualitative data; however, some of its features might be improved depending on specificities of the data collection technique.


Critical-Emancipatory Workshop, Qualitative Research, Software, Collective Health

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Lucimara Fabiana Fornari is a Post-doctoral researcher at the Postgraduate Program in Nursing, University of São Paulo School of Nursing, Sao Paulo State, Brazil (2019-). Sh earned her PhD in Science from the Inter-institutional Doctoral Program in Nursing at EE-EERP / USP (2015-2019) and a Master in Nursing Science from the Federal University of Paraná, Paraná State, Brazil (2012-2014). She also graduated in Nursing at the Paraná Midwest State University, Paraná State, Brazil (2007-2010). She works in research and teaching on the following themes: gender violence, educational technologies, nursing care in Primary Health Care, critical-emancipatory workshop, collective health and public policies, qualitative methodology and use of digital tools. Please direct correspondence to lucimarafornari@usp.br.

Rosa Maria Godoy Serpa da Fonseca earned her PhD in Nursing from the University of São Paulo (1990) and a Master in Public Health from the University of São Paulo (1982). She also graduated in Nursing and Public Health Nursing from the University of São Paulo (1971). She is a Full Professor in Collective Health Nursing and is currently Senior Professor at the University of São Paulo. She works in research and teaching on the following themes: gender and nursing, nursing in public health, women’s health, violence against women and violence against children. She is a Full Member of the Strategic Council University and Society of the Federal University of São Paulo and a member of the Technical Chamber of Primary Care of the National Health Council. Please direct correspondence to rmgsfon@usp.br.


Process number 2017/11960-6, Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo [São Paulo Research Foundation] (FAPESP). An earlier version of this paper was presented at the 4th World Conference on Qualitative Research (WCQR2019) in Oporto, Portugal, October 16th to 18th 2019. https://2019.wcqr.info/world-conference-on-qualitative-research/

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