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What is thematic analysis?

-Identifying and analysing themes within qualitative data
-Includes an element of interpreting data
-Involves finding related patterns of meanings (themes) within your data sets

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What are the phases of Thematic analysis?

1. Familiarising yourself with the text
2.Generating initials codes
3. Searching for themes
4. Reviewing themes
5. Defining and naming themes
6. Producing a report

3

What are some pitfalls with thematic analysis?

-Failure to analyse data
-Using the interview questions as themes
-Weak analysis: themes don't make sense, overlap too much or fail to capture data
-Mismatch between analytical claims and data, not backed up

4

What is descriptive phenomenology?

-Emphasis on bracketing out prior knowledge and biases
-Aims to get a pure understanding

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What is interpretative phenomenology?

-Similar aims but emphasis on the impossibility of separating description and interpretation
-Use knowledge and assumptions to better understand

6

IPA methods: purposive sampling

-Participants are selected for the relevance of a research question
-Participants share similar characteristics

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IPA methods: ideographic approach

-Focus on engagement with individuals cases
-Integration comes late in the research process

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IPA methods: double hermeneutic

-First, participant tries to understand their experience
-Then, researcher tries to understand and interpret their account

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What are the stages of IPA?

1. Reading and re-reading test
2. Identify and label themes
3. Structuring the themes
4. Summary table

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What is integration of cases?

-Aim to generate a list of master themes that capture the participants shared experiences
-Can make a summary table for each case
-Summary table is constantly being reworked
-End up with a master summary table