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Transforming Qualitative Information
Thematic Analysis and Code Development



May 1998 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Thematic analysis - a process for encoding qualitative information - can be thought of as a bridge between the languages of qualitative and quantitative research. This book helps students and researchers understand thematic analysis as a process that is a part of many qualitative methods, and provides clear guidance about learning to develop techniques to apply to research. The book shows how one can sense themes - the first step in analyzing information - as well as how to develop codes through the use of numerous examples from different research settings.
 
The Search for the Codable Moment
A Way of Seeing

 
 
Developing Themes and Codes
 
Deciding on Units of Analysis and Units of Coding as Issues of Sampling
 
Developing Themes and a Code Using the Inductive Method
An Example Using Life Stories

 
 
Developing Themes Using the Theory-Driven and Prior-Research-Driven Method and Then Applying the Code
An Example Using a Critical Incident Interview

 
 
Scoring, Scaling and Clustering Themes
 
Reliability Is Consistency of Judgment
 
Don't Go Breaking My Heart
Challenges in Using Thematic Analysis

 

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ISBN: 9780761909613
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