Questions related to Thematic Analysis
I have questions regarding comparing frequencies between groups. I will be happy if someone can help.
So I will describe first briefly my research design:
- I am analysing online shaming that has per se 10 types (10 types of shaming).
- I am analyzing 6 cases (multiple case studies) of shaming events.
- I am using thematic analysis.
- In the data (comments from social media) I am analyzing how many types of shaming occur in each data.
- In each case, I have obtained by thematic analyses how many times each type of shaming occurs (per se type 1 occurs 50x times in case 1, type 2 occurs 124 times in case 1 - type 1 occurs 12 times in case 2, type 2 occurs 32 times in case 2 etc).
- The 6 cases will be grouped into three groups by the theory, so I will have three groups (in one group there will be 2 cases, in the second group there will be another 2 cases and in the third group there will also be the other 2 cases).
- I want to compare the frequencies of types of shaming between these three groups.
So how do we compare frequencies/proportions between groups?
I must notion that the number of all codings was different in individual cases. For example in example 1 the number of encodings was - say 1,200, in example 2 the number of encodings was - say 800. A number of codings = number of all codings related to the types of shaming. So I can't just count these frequencies, but I have to weigh them. Does anyone have an idea how to compare the frequencies between different cases where the numerus are different?
Thank you so much for your help.
SHORT QUESTION: How to compare frequencies between groups where in each group there are different cases and each case has a different number of total codings (thematic analysis)?
My research aims to explore how the letter to stockholders is used as a strategic method of communication by organisations, and I wanted to conduct a thematic analysis of the letters to identify themes. I planned to search for themes within the letter and then link these to existing theory. I initially thought this would be inductive as the themes would be derived from the data, but if I link this to existing theory afterwards, does this change the approach? Would this oppose an interpretivist philosophical view?
I am conducting a honours project that is investigating ''How effective are the current domestic and family violence (DFV) crisis organisations in responding to the needs of PWD experiencing DFV (at home)?"
My research design incorporates a thematic analysis which allowed me to develop 'indicators of effectiveness' from relevant existing research. In the second part of research, I am planning to conduct a directed content analysis using my predetermined indicators as codes for analysing each organisations (website). I was wondering if there is a particular process that i should follow? I have looked into Hshieh and shannon (2005) which looked relevant and Assarroundi et al. (2018) which looked very complex as I dont intend to develop further 'preliminary codes' and 'generic categories''. As the aim of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness of organisations, I was planning on directly coding the (website) data based on the indicators created and then measuring the frequency of the code/indicator presented in each website. This will allow for comparisons of frequency of codes to assess which organisation is deemed as 'more' effectiveness' . Would this work?
I am currently undertaking a literature review as part of my undergraduate dissertation in which I am synthesising the results from 5 qualitative studies. I was thinking of using either thematic synthesis or narrative synthesis.
What is the difference between thematic synthesis (Thomas and Harden 2008) and thematic analysis? I presumed at first that thematic analysis was only for primary data collection methods, however within narrative synthesis (Popay et al 2006) they state to use thematic analysis if synthesising qualitative data in step 2: 'developing a preliminary synthesis of findings of included studies'.
So, really the question is can I use thematic analysis for a literature review, within the process of narrative synthesis? They don't specify which guidance to use regarding thematic analysis (whether that is Braun and Clarke or another author), so I am a bit stuck. I have found a simplified approach to thematic analysis by Aveyard (2014) in 'Doing a literature review in health and social care: A practical guide' which I would use within narrative synthesis if this is appropriate.
What are everyone's thoughts on this? Advice would be greatly appreciated. Which is more suitable for an undergraduate dissertation: narrative or thematic synthesis?
I am doing a qualitative research with semi structured interviews, N=10 and the method of analysis is thematic analysis. However, I see that my themes do not answer or correspond to the research questions. The approach that I followed in analysis is inductive.
Our team become interested in telemedicine/telehealth because of its great potential during and postpandemic. However, we would like to seek your suggestions on the specific area of research. Also, most of the team members are inclined to doing qualitative evidence synthesis.
I am looking to analyse my survey responses (N=16) responses.
They are not heavily detailed and are in response to a total of (N=3) open ended question. The questions were asked to a set of professionals. It is a small scale study.
I originally thought of thematic analysis.
However, I don't think TA would be an appropriate method as I am worried the dataset may be too small. Are there any other types of methods/coding analysis I could use?
Thank you in advance
I am looking to analyse my survey responses (N=16) responses.
They are not heavily detailed and are in response to a total of (N=3) open ended question. The questions were asked to a set of professionals. It is a small scale study.
However, I wondered if TA would be an appropriate method? I am worried the dataset may be too small. Are there any other types of methods/coding analysis I could use?
Thank you in advance
When looking into thematic analysis, you always find a notion of it as a method rather than methodology. Therefore, I was wondering, if TA can ever be considered as methodology? If so, under what conditions, and what philosophical stances does it represent?
If it's always just a method, is there any particular methodology that links with it?
I hope this makes sense. Thank you for your replies.
I am currently conducting a Scoping review and plan a thematic analysis in the content of the included papers. I would be curious what software you would recommend and why?
Hello everyone. I have question about obtaining data from Internet.
In my research I will analyze comments from websites and social media platforms. And I am searching for applications/apps/technologies other tools to download comments from Internet to my computer.
Do you know any tools/apps to download comments for free?
There is around 10.000 comments and if I would copy/paste one by one it would take me a lot of time. I want to obtain data quickly.
Do you have any suggestions for me?
Thank you so much for help.
I am working on my qualifying exam. I want to employ qualitative Delphi study to elicit educators opinion on
what engineering concepts should be included in K-12 education. For the qualitative analyses, instead of using thematic analysis, is it appropriate to use grounded theory because my overarching aim is to develop a conceptual framework which shed light on the aspects of engineering. My research question: What nature aspects of engineering are considered to be important for K-12 science education by science and engineering educators? Thanks.
We have been working on a report that would present the current state of clinical ethics consultation/support services in Turkey. As a part of the study, we interviewed ethicists, ethics committee members, and administrators informally to understand their views regarding the subject matter. The interviews are not fully structured although we have a list of questions at hand. By the end of the project, we expect to have talked to 10-12 people. In the interviews we have made so far, we have seen that some people agreed to meet face to face and gave detailed answers to the questions we asked, while some others sent their answers in written form and kept it quite short.
We believe that every information shared with us is valuable, as the practices regarding clinical ethics consultation/support are very limited in Turkey. However, we are confused about how the raw data from those key informants should be presented in an organized manner. How/by what method should we analyze the data in total? Or should we?
Thank you in advance.
I am doing qualitative research for my DBA thesis, it is based on multiple cases from same industry and I am willing to do thematic analysis for it. Further to that I have three models in my conceptual framework which I am using in the study. one of my friends has suggested me to either take one model and use multiple cases or to use multiple models and one case to conduct thematic analysis. however, my previous supervisor did not mentioned to me anything like that and I have change of supervisor now and she is confused the way I am conducting my research. I would like some help if someone can explain to me that if I can do thematic analysis for multiple cases by using three models complementing each other in conceptual framework.
I have 27 interviews for a psychology research paper with 4 people involved in the project and willing to code using Thematic Analysis. Is it better to use a software programme to do that or to just do it manually ? I would be grateful for anyone else's experience with these programmes. In particular the budget is small so expense may make a difference. Finally does it take long to work out how to use them? Those involved are clinicians and may not have done research in some time.
As per my limited understanding, there are few techniques of analyzing the qualitative data that include
a) thematic analysis
b) content analysis
c) discourse analysis
d) narrative analysis
I am confused about the appropriate use of these techniques in different kind of studies. For example, if we have conducted interviews then we can simply deploy framework or thematic analysis but if we have selected different studies to reach out a new conclusion, what technique should be used?
I am designing a study to gain insight into the experience of returning employees with a history of mental health issues. i want to understand how they feel about returning to work. is it ok to use interviews with IPA on returning employees and then thematic analysis on employees and family members of employees ? so IPA would only be on a subsection of the total sample. How will i justify this approach?
Hello, I am a researcher in Psychology, who is gradually getting more and more interested in mixed methods research. My area of interest is trauma and gender based violence, with a focus on South Asia. Recently, I have been trying to understand if we can map GBV in South Asia on to a continuous trauma structure, and assess mental health and well-being from that perspective. For this my initial plan was to use a sequential exploratory mixed methods design, with a qualitative study informing a larger, quantitative study with well validated questionnaires. I had initially conceptualized the qualitative study as a post-positivist (aka Boyatzis 1998) analysis.
The interview schedule was very open and we have collected quite a bit of data. I recently found out, one of my students have already analyzed some of the data using reflexive thematic analysis (aka Braun and Clarke 2006-2021). Now I am in a bit of a fix, because I do not want to lose the interview data we have collected, yet I do not see how the social constructionist position used in reflexive TA fits into the quantitative parts of the study , which will involve variables etc.
Now, here are my specific questions
1. Can I have the collected data (transcripts), re-analyzed from a post-positivist position, using reliability coding TA, by another researcher? (We haven't published the reflexive TA analysis)
2. Can a qualitative study with a social constructionist position ever be used in a mixed methods study- if so, how? If there are good references here, I would be grateful if someone can lead me to those.
thanks in advance.
I've been asked to give feedback on a study that used a survey with the option for comments in each question. Some participants decided to share additional observations and thoughts for some questions. I've found that these additional comments carry rich qualitative data so I'm suggesting they analyze them and integrate them into the results (since they're currently not).
However, I'm not sure how to justify this methodologically (or even if it's appropriate). Even though these comments add insightful information about the participant's perceptions, they only account for a portion of them.
Options I'm currently considering:
(1) Use a common theme analysis for the qualitative data and relabel the study from quantitative to mixed-methods.
(2) Still define it as quantitative, but mention that some qualitative data was gathered as optional comments and analysed as well (would this be methodologically correct?).
(3) Do not use the qualitative data for the results, since it doesn't come from all participants.
Thank you very much in advance!
I am conducting a qualitative study and my questionnaire has both open ended and closed ended questions. With open ended questions I know have to do the coding and themes and I know how to do that. But what about closed ended questions, e.g. Marital status? Age? Gender? How do I analyze such data using thematic analysis?
qualitative research thematic analysis of phenomenological approach of research.
I wanted to do a thematic analysis and I want to know whether there are softwares that highlight dominant patterns/sentiments in qualitative research work. I am looking for academic (non student) low expense or open source options.
I am trying to do the analysis for my qualitative research with an inductive approach using thematic analysis. I used semi-structured questionnaire where I included multiple choice phrase phrases and open-ended questions, I have few elaborations yet not the same theme
Can you please advise? I need to extend the analysis yet I am confused. Thank you
I am writing a qualitative research paper on EFL graduate students' academic writing challenges in a university in Turkey where English is the medium of instruction. The research instrument is a semi-structured interview, and thematic analysis (TA) will be implemented. Based on what should I choose the sample size? What is the best/ideal sample size to reach the principle of saturation?
I write my explorative dissertation using an abductive approach. Now, I would like to analyse my semi-structured interviews with the help of reflexive thematic analysis, according to Braun and Clarke.
I do not get the role of the conceptual framework yet. Having an abductive approach, I start with inductive coding based on the conceptual framework. After, I continue with creating codes based on the data. After several steps of re-coding and re-creating themes, the thematic map results.
What do I do with the conceptual framework now? Do I need to overwork it based on my findings / thematic map, or do I compare the initial conceptual framework with my findings to show what is new? Thanks in advance for any help!
Hi, I want to analyse people social identities from forum posts.
For example in a forum post "As a mother, I should look after my children" statement will be a signal of mother identity. I am planning to find out identities until saturation. When I achieved the saturation, I want to claim that these social identities are most salient when people considered do post on forums. It is kind of text analysing. Which method should I use to analyse data? Qualitative content analyses or Thematic analyses or something else?
I am doing my dissertation on the effects of complaints on sonographers in obstetric ultrasound.
I am doing survey as a mixed methods design. So a convergent design (questionnaire/data validation variant). I was advised to use descriptive statistics only for the quantitative data analysis. I cannot find any justification for this. Is this acceptable? Creswell seems to suggest I should be using inferential statistics as well.
I know its standard for surveys to be used a quantitative data only but I have done a lot of work on the justification for using it in a mixed methods study.
Also is thematic analysis standard in this type of study for the qualitative data analysis?
The Qur'anic Thematic Exegetical Analysis (al-Tafsir al-Mawdu'i) is a famous method within Qur'anic Sciences in Islamic Studies as much as the Thematic Analysis method is in researches of Social Sciences. Why it is being discriminated against when applied in Islamic Psychology, which is synonym with Islamization of Social Sciences? Are they apartheid who are rejecting subaltern post-colonial methods?
I am working on my PhD research proposal, which is an exploratory design. Due to the insufficient existing study on the related issue, I plan to develop hypotheses and concepts through grounded theory (from both academic & non-academic resources, including magazines and articles from notable media) to serve as the guideline for the focus group. While the transcript of the focus group will then be analysed through thematic analysis to confirm the hypotheses built from the grounded theory.
Does this appear to be appropriate?
In one of my research studies, I'm looking forward to understand 'what does the term self-compassion mean to my participants, what do they think are the benefits associated with it etc'.
I hope to arrive at a conclusion regarding this concept for most of the participants which could then help in designing effective interventions.
I'm assuming that in this case, Thematic Analysis might be more useful. Would it also allow me to have more participants than IPA? Thanks
My research topic is: "examining the effective participation of deaf and hard of hearing persons in the criminal justice system".
Objective: to assess the experiences of the deaf and those who work in the criminal justice system.
Possible data sources: deaf people, judges, police, sign language interpreters, and family members.
Data collection strategy: interview, FGD, and document review.
Question: Which one should I use: Grounded Theory or Thematic Analysis?
So I'm running an explanatory sequential mixed methods study and I want to use thematic analysis. Only thing is I'm struggling to find any papers with guidance on which type, I have considered codebook ta due the the fact that I already have some idea of what themes will come up due to my stage 1 quant however I also like the idea of using relflexive ta to give a more in depth description and not assume what my participants want to say to me...any advice?
I wonder if Braun and Clarke’s reflexive thematic analysis method suitable for content analysis or not. Any suggestions, references, or experiences? Thank you in advance
I am doing my MA dissertation related to the experiences of SEND students in higher education. I used the survey method to gather data and wanted to use thematic analysis for data analysis. The questionnaire includes both open-ended and Likert-scale questions.
Can I use Likert-scale questions in thematic analysis?
Please let me know your opinion.
Would you please clear me how I can do the narrative analysis based on the transcripts of in-depth interviews?
I actually collected the narratives of participants, can I now conduct thematic analysis? if so, what is the name of such analysis?
Hi everyone! I have planned to use Reflexive Thematic Analysis by Braun & Clark for data analysis in my qualitative research. This method involves reflexive practice and is different from Thematic Analysis which brings about only descriptive accounts. Can someone please direct me to useful resources or any online course which I can take to develop in-depth understanding of Reflexive Thematic Analysis method.
When conducting a systematic review, whether selected articles are qualitative and/or quantitative, can the analysis perform qualitatively by using the thematic analysis method?
I have conducted one focus group and one interview where the same questions were asked. Could I analyse both data sets together using thematic analysis?
Hi, my research question is How do understanding the biological, psychological, psychosocial risk factors of depression in older adults can inform good geriatric social work practice?
It is a semi-structured literature review of secondary data. I am collecting data using a mixed-method approach and I was wondering if I can use Thematic Analysis to analyse my data for potential themes?
The literature about thematic analysis predominantly defines Thematic Analysis (TA) as a foundation of qualitative research methods (Braun and Clark, 2006)..
Any suggestions please.. Help me ;(
Dear Researcher / Colleague;
Hope all of you are doing good and safe. I am at the final lapse of my PhD research submission. I have been informed to conduct a thematic analysis by getting constructive qualitative feedback about the work that I have done.
For this purpose, I have created elaboratory video clips covering most of the salient points in my research. I would be very pleased if you can assist me with this requirement. If you`re willing to contribute, please inbox me your email address.
Then, I can send an official email with the relevant details and video urls.
Just an email with reflective qualitative feedback would be more than enough for me.
Thanking you in advance for your generous contribution.
Braun and Clarke's original article on Thematic Analysis (2006) has now received over 100,000 citations on Google Scholar, which is quite an accomplishment.
I wonder what other qualitative researchers think of the popularity of this method?
I'm doing a desk-review project where we're required to analyze the findings from existing research. Most of my articles have used thematic analysis to analyze their data. Is it appropriate/rational to also analyze their themes using thematic analysis?
May I ask about Braun and Clarke's method of Thematic Analysis.
What percentage should I consider for the emergence of my themes/sub - themes. For instance, if for one open-ended question which I asked (one by one) to participants, and I have in my transcripts, that 30% students were saying something similar, and 50% were having a different opinion from those 30%, and the rest 20% are neutral.
For a theme emerging from this angle, what/how should I have the themes/sub-themes? Is three themes because there are three different opinions or what number among the participants(or percentage of them) should constitute or decide when a theme should emerge? If a few of the participants have a common idea, is it not important to consider that a theme/sub-theme?
I’m doing a research paper for my dissertation focusing on that of experiences of thearpists Working with a specific client group. It’s a qualitative study using thematic analysis. I’m struggling to find examples of Hermenitics and phenomenology in a thematic analysis study and wanted to know if needed to discuss in write up?
I am searching for some user-friendly freeware software for the purpose of bibliometric analysis, content analysis and especially thematic analysis. I found some of software for bibliometric analysis, citation and co-citation analysis, but could not find accurate and reliable software for thematic analysis and content analysis.
I am looking to assess patient satisfaction (specifically for a Cannabis Use Disorder Intervention) and also look at their potential barriers and facilitators to access this treatment intervention. I am doing a qualitative study surrounding this and struggling to find topic guides within this area. Any advice would be hugely appreciated.
I'm working on case study which is about aftercare for preterm children. I've got 2 main research question for interviews with parents - 1) What is your experience with afterchar for your child? (I'm interested about their experience and feelings over the time) - here I am planning to use interpretative phenomenological analysis.
The second interview is focused on description of what kind of aftercare was offered and about time sequence. First I've planned to use thematic analysis but I am not sure. Could you please help me what kind of qualitative analysis suits the best?
In my research I use thematic content analysis to describe legal documents. After building our coding framework, we have assigned a sample of the data between 3 independent raters. I have asked them to code the data and upon receiving their codes back, I calculated the score by dividing the total number of codes present with the matching score. The simple percentage score between the 3 raters is 88%. I tried to calculate Krippendorff's Alpha using Recal3 (online), Real statistics (Add-in Excel) and with a R Script (icr package in order to calculate Krippendorff's alpha).
I always get aberrant data : -0,46 or -0,26 or a really low Kalpha like 0,10 or 0,11.
Why do you think this happens even if I have 88% of agreement?
My tables are composed of 3 rows (corresponding to the raters) and 26 columns (corresponding to the codes). The data is nominal, it only reflects the presence (1) or absence (0) of the category for the result of each encoder. The table is in the attached file.
I am conducting a single-case study research as part of my dissertation for a Master's degree. The topic is in the area of public procurement and innovation. The aim is to explore to what extent standards referenced in public procurement allow innovation in State-Owned Enterprises (in a one country).
The research is designed as a single case-study. As identified by Robert K. Yin in his book Case Study Research, one of the rationales of a single case study is the representative or typical case. As a result, I have arranged for an interview with one procurement professional from the selected organization. However, my supervisor informed me that a single interview will not be sufficient to get unbiased and comprehensive data for analysis and discussion. Additionally, I was advised to conduct surveys if it is difficult to arrange interviews.
I do not understand why is it necessary to involve more than one participant in the research and conduct more than one interview. Also, how surveys are going to help get sufficient data, given that I am conducting a qualitative research. As for data analysis, I am going to use thematic analysis in which I will link what to be said in the interview with my findings from the literature.
I would appreciate it, if you could advice me on what should I do
Good evening everyone, I'm writing the methodology section for my Bachelor Thesis and I'm quite confused about what the underpinning of my Thematic Analysis actually should be. My research's title is: "Exploring young adults' perceptions of the contribution of social media in wellbeing, self-esteem and body image amidst of the pandemic".
The only thing I have come to terms with is that I am going to adopt an inductive TA and now the question is: should I include a critical realist constructivist thematic analysis as well? I base this thought on the fact that in the previous paragraph of my methodology section (the research design paragraph) I mentioned that I chose the qualitative approach for my research thematic due to the fact that previours researches regarding social media and body image/self-esteem, conclude with social media's role in the (social) construction of beauty, body image and self-esteem. Also, I used Thin's (2018) reasoning for qualitative research of wellbeing due to the many ways that it is culturally defined, expressed and generally "socially constructed". So I was thinking maybe I should adopt this underpinning. The problem is, this is the very first time I am conducting such research fully on my own and I have to decide about the theoretical underpinning of my thematic analysis (my supervisor does not provide me any help on this one even though this is the first time we are asked to choose an underpinning for thematic analysis) and unfortunately after many hours of online reading, I still do not fully understand this approach. If anyone could provide me with some insight or further enlighten me in any way, it would be much appreciated! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!
Thank you very much! :))
I am conducting a multiple-case study where I intend to compare a specific aspect between the two countries. When considering data analysis approaches, I came across TA several times but have not found another approach, so I wonder whether there is a more suitable choice to consider.
I would love to get your professional and academic opinion about a way I have thought to write in the findings of a qualitative review the quotes of the participants. There are two approaches.
A. As suggested by King "When it comes to presenting quotes to support your analysis, in a paper, dissertation or report, we would accept that it is sometimes appropriate to carry out minor tidying up in order to aid comprehension" King, Nigel. Interviews in Qualitative Research SAGE. Kindle Edition. " The majority of researchers have used the original sentences, citing either all the interviewed or the most representative ones.
Others used a table saying " the quotes represent the synthesis of the researcher" and adding the number of people belonging to that idea at the end of the quote.
Due to the limited space in my work, cause of 18 interviews, I thought that 1. in the body of the paper I could allocate the quotes as my synthesis 2. allocate in an appendix a table with themes and codes reporting the full ideas of the people with the links to the synthesis.
In your opinion can this approach be valid and acceptable?
Thank you for your help.
I am hoping for some guidance and additional reading material that will assist me in determining ontological and epistemological stance when not explicitly detailed within the research.
Here is an example paper I'm working with:
Would I be correct in assuming that this is an example of thematic analysis employing a critical realist ontology and a constructionist epistemology? I'm new to philosophy and qualitative research is not my strong point so I'm worried that I'm way off base here.
Any further guidance is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
In my research, I have used metaphorical elicitation tasks to investigate learners' conceptualization of speaking fluency. In the analysis phase, I used thematic analysis to make themes out of their provided responses to the elicitation tasks. In the next step, I want to conduct an inter-rater (inter-coder) reliability to increase my analysis's credibility. Any article to suggest for doing so?
What is the purpose of this project?
• To investigate the factors affecting the rehoming rate of dogs.
• Questionnaire will be distributed to members of the public (over 18) for completion.
• Data will be stored in accordance with GDPR guidelines e.g. anonymous & password protected.
• Obtain data from various rehoming centres on successful rehomes and returns.
• Participants data will be analysed alongside data provided by rehoming centres.
• Thematic analysis and correlations between factors observed in rehoming data and analysed alongside questionnaire data.
See below for questionnaire link:
Any further informtion is provided before the questionniare (Should you participate)
Recently, the key methodologies that may be applied in this context have been summarised; these include thematic analysis, meta-ethnography, realist synthesis and meta-narrative approach ( (Sharma, Gordon, Dharamsi & Gibbs, 2014).
Among all the methodologies discussed above, which methodology is the most suitable and appropriate for qualitative synthesis of data and how? Or is there any other approach that can be used instead of the key methodologies mentioned above.
Sharma, R., Gordon, M., Dharamsi, S., & Gibbs, T. (2014). Systematic reviews in medical education: A practical approach: AMEE Guide 94. Medical Teacher, 37(2), 108-124. doi: 10.3109/0142159x.2014.970996
I am interested in consulting with someone about qualitative analysis for interviews. If you are available or know someone who may be, please let me know. I would be happy to pay for the consultation/consider including as an author on the research paper.
Thanks for your time.
I am trying to get a better understanding if certain qualitative data analysis techniques (e.g. thematic analysis, content analysis) are more suited for specific methodological approaches (like phenomenology, grounded theory and IPA).
Would highly appreciate your comments and recommendations for any relevant resources
I am designing my research design for the master thesis in psychology, and I have some problems deciding which analysis to choose.
To briefly describe my research problem...
- I will analyze online shaming on social media. I will use qualitative method.
- Specifically I will obtain data from social media - comments from users. So I will analyze comments that users wrote on the social media (for each case of online shaming).
- Then I want to describe what is going on in the comments and which latent psychological constructs can be seen in the data. I have made some theoretical framework, and I want to see if I can interpret data with this theoretical framework, but at the same time I want to be open as researcher and to see what data is telling itself.
I have problems choosing between:
- content analysis,
- grounded theory or
- some other analysis (e.g. discourse analysis etc.).
I want to analyze data in both ways at the same time — inductive and deductive — so both the content analysis and grounded theory can be used. But I have a dilemma deciding. In the coding I want to use both - pre-existing codes (that I want to create based on the literature review) and open coding. I have already talked to my mentor and she gave me option to decide by myself.
I already read debate here on researchgate.net and if I am not wrong - the hybrid approach between inductive and deductive ways of coding can be used in content analysis? Is this true? Is there any research that used this hybrid approach yet? Some references (articles etc.) on this hybrid approach would be very useful, thank you!
What would you suggest? Which analysis would you choose? Or you think is better to choose in my case?
I will be beyond grateful for all your help and answers.
Best regards, Nejc Ašič
Hi, I did a literature review on innovation diffusion theories (Rogers), and I attempted to test the practicality of these theories when introducing novel medical devices. I did semi-structured interviews with clinicians. So is it correct that I am using a deductive method since I am looking for existing concepts in my data? What method should I use to analyse the interviews? Thematic? Content? Thank you!
I am a final stage PhD student. I am conducting a qualitative evaluation about a framework and a tool, I proposed for collaborative ontology engineering.
Are they`re any experts in the area of semantic web and ontological modelling who can assist me with my requirement ?
Please share your contact email or WhatsApp. Then I will share a complete video elaboration about my contributions. Henceforth, I need a constructive evaluation feedback, as I will be conducting a thematic analysis based on the feedbacks which I receive.
Appreciate your assistance and guidance in this regard.
Thanks a lot.
I am conducting semi-structured interviews with graduate students to explore their academic writing challenges. I am using thematic analysis to analyze the Qual findings. Should I include a summary for each theme (and subthemes) in the findings chapter?
I'm trying to ensure the practical utility of the responses for informing practice is not lost through the process of raw data to codes then theme generation. To code and then create themes per question and then build overarching themes seems a good way to retain the meaning in responses when they move into codes then themes. If anyone know of an example of this they have seen in a paper I'd be grateful as I'm worried it's not allowed : ) Thanks in advance!
We have carried out in-depth interviews of participants during and after the COVID-19 lockdown in India. We are using thematic analysis to understand people's experiences.
At the moment, we are writing the results in 2 parts: Phase 1 results and Phase 2 results with separate discussions and a general discussions. Each Phase has generated 5 themes. Making it a total of 10 themes in the entire study. I understand that many researchers and authors suggest to not go over 5 themes in a thematic analysis.
However, does it have merit to have 10 themes in this case? Or is it recommended that we further reduce the themes. What would be the optimum number?
Edit: My first phase has 46 participants and the second phase has 35 participants
I am struggling to define the methodology for the qualitative approach of my research:
I just become familiar with phenomenology-based ethnography but not sure whether is the right choice:
My research project aims to explore the sense of belonging of immigrants through their spatial practice ( perception and use of public space).
The case study (which I am also a member of) is a group of immigrants from a specific ethnic in a specific city.
The research adopts a mixed-method, quantitative, and qualitative.
For the qualitative part:
Data collection is through semi-structured interviews and field research ( due to covid is on hold)
As I am a member of the same social group that I am investigating and considering the sense of belonging as the phenomenon in this research required strategies that can reveal data regarding the understanding of how the experience of immigrants in urban space, influence their belonging.
my questions are :
Is phenomenology-based ethnography is the right choice?
And within this methodology for data collection, the “life-world analytical ethnography” (Honer and Hitzler, 2015) is the approach.
Regarding the analysis of the data, it was suggested that the hermeneutical-phenomenological analysis (Soeffner, 2004) through inductive thematic analysis of the interview transcript is suggested
As all of these methodology and analysis methods are new to me, Am I mixing so many methods and approaches all together?
And what are your thoughts on how to avoid presupposition and prejudgement as the researcher within this analysis method?
Thematic analysis or Content analysis .. I am using a video recording device to help me investigate the phenomenon. Thank you!
I am struggling to decide with analytic method is most appropriate for my research question.
I am exploring the response/experience of visibly Jewish people facing Antisemitism in the workplace. My question will be something along the lines of:
How Do Ultraorthodox Jewish Men Experience Antisemitism in the Workplace?
I think IPA would be appropriate for this study as I am exploring the deep and personal experience of individuals. But I would love some assurance or if this is wrong.
for my masters projoect im an looking at barriers to positive engagement (qual) and what can be done to break them. due to COVID i can't conduct interviews. i also cant do online or phone interviews. So if i was to give a questionnaire which consists of open ended questions would thematic analysis be appropriate? if not what would be better?
I want to know that can we conduct a thematic analysis of the secondary data, as due to the COVID-19 situation, people are reluctant to give time on-site or online due to too occupied, however, I wanted to conduct a study about the impact of COVID on the SME Hotels.
Thanks in advance, if you provide supporting literature as well.