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Thematic Analysis
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Thematic Analysis
A Practical Guide to Understanding and Doing



October 2021 | 440 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Developed and adapted by the authors of this book, thematic analysis (TA) is one of the most popular qualitative data analytic techniques in psychology and the social and health sciences. Building on the success of Braun & Clarke's 2006 paper first outlining their approach - which has over 100,000 citations on GoogleScholar - this book is the definitive guide to TA, covering: - Contextualisation of TA - Developing themes - Writing TA reports - Reflexive TA It addresses the common questions surrounding TA as well as developments in the field, offering a highly accessible and practical discussion of doing TA situated within a clear understanding of the wider terrain of qualitative research. Virginia Braun is a Professor in the School of Psychology at The University of Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand. Victoria Clarke is an Associate Professor in Qualitative and Critical Psychology in the Department of Social Sciences at the University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol.
 
Section One: Venturing forth! Doing reflexive thematic analysis
 
Chapter One: It’s almost time to depart: Getting ready for your thematic analysis adventure
Before analysis: A brief design interlude

 
 
Chapter Two: Taking an initial lay of the land: Introducing our worked example dataset and doing familiarisation
 
Chapter Three: Exploring this world in detail: Doing coding
 
Chapter Four: Finding, losing, then finding your way again: Developing your themes
 
Chapter Five: Arriving home and telling a story about your adventure: Writing your thematic analysis report
 
Section Two: Going deeper for tip-top reflexive thematic analysis: Theory, interpretation, and quality matters
 
Chapter Six: A not-so-scary theory chapter: Conceptually locating reflexive thematic analysis
 
Chapter Seven: So what? The importance of interpretation in reflexive thematic analysis
 
Chapter Eight: One big happy family? Understanding similarities and differences between reflexive TA and its methodological siblings and cousins
 
Chapter Nine: Getting your own house in order: Understanding what makes good reflexive thematic analysis to ensure quality

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