A Practical Guide
- Virginia Braun - University of Auckland, New Zealand
- Victoria Clarke - University of the West of England, UK
Applied Psychology (General) | Qualitative Research (General) | Research Methods in Psychology
**Winner of the 2022 British Psychological Society Book Award - Textbook Category**
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 Google Scholar - 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.
Virginia Braun and Victoria Clarke answer questions about their work on Thematic Analysis (TA) and common challenges in Reflexive TA research in a series of webinars.
This book is great and accessible to both UG and PG students. Useful concept boxes and practice boxes.
An excellent practical tool book for all levels of qualitative researchers
I found this to be a very useful, well set out and accessible guide to introduce students to the core features of thematic analysis for qualitative research.
Clear process outline.
Continuing in the vein of previous work by Braun and Clarke in this area, this book is an excellent resource for research students of all levels and, particularly for those beginning the research journey. In addition, it is also a most welcome resource for those of us involved in teaching and supervising students engaged in using Thematic Analysis.
With a very practical focus, the book is pitched at a most accessible level and guides the researcher carefully and in detail through the research process from initial design to the final research report.
Section II considers broader issues around Thematic Analysis and its relationship with other approaches. This will be particularly valuable for more advanced research students or those who want to explore the area in more detail.
As not all of the research students on our programme will undertake Thematic Analysis in their projects, it is not feasible to suggest it as a mandatory textbook. However, for anyone undertaking Thematic Analysis, I will strongly recommend it as the go-to textbook. In addition, I will recommend that our Library order a number of copies.
My students do qualitative research projects and this book will prove to be very helpful to them. I normally tell them to read the authors seminal paper. I have asked the library to obtain copies of this book
I love it! Very well written, excellent step by step descriptions and good examples. I have reccommended it to collegues in other master programmes and to all my master students doing appropriate qualitative studies:)
This is an excellent introduction into thematic analysis for beginners and for confirmed practitioners/researchers.
Easy to follow and comprehensive.
This text is a long-awaited update on the topic. It is very accessible for students and provides in-depth thinking about a data analysis approach which is increasing in popularity amongst students.
Very practical easy to follow guide for students completing a dissertation using thematic analysis. The checklist is especially helpful for students.