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Thematic analysis

Thematic analysis The Journal of PosiTive Psychology, 2017 vol. 12, no . 3, 297–298 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17439760.2016.1262613 COMMENTARY a b Victoria Clarke and Virginia Braun a b Department of health and s ocial s ciences, university of the West of england, Bristol, uK; s chool of Psychology, The university of a uckland, a uckland, new Zealand What is thematic analysis? organizing concept - a shared core idea. Themes provide a framework for organizing and reporting the research- Thematic analysis (TA) is a method for identifying, analyz- er’s analytic observations. The aim of TA is not simply to ing, and interpreting patterns of meaning (‘themes’) within summarize the data content, but to identify, and interpret, qualitative data. TA is unusual in the canon of qualitative key, but not necessarily all, features of the data, guided by analytic approaches, because it offers a method – a tool the research question (but note that in TA, the research or technique, unbounded by theoretical commitments – question is not fixed and can evolve throughout coding rather than a methodology (a theoretically informed, and and theme development). The emphasis is on producing confined, framework for research). This does not mean rigorous and high-quality analysis; TA has in-built quality http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of Positive Psychology Taylor & Francis

Thematic analysis

Thematic analysis

The Journal of Positive Psychology , Volume 12 (3): 2 – May 4, 2017

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The Journal of PosiTive Psychology, 2017 vol. 12, no . 3, 297–298 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17439760.2016.1262613 COMMENTARY a b Victoria Clarke and Virginia Braun a b Department of health and s ocial s ciences, university of the West of england, Bristol, uK; s chool of Psychology, The university of a uckland, a uckland, new Zealand What is thematic analysis? organizing concept - a shared core idea. Themes provide a framework for organizing and reporting the research- Thematic analysis (TA) is a method for identifying, analyz- er’s analytic observations. The aim of TA is not simply to ing, and interpreting patterns of meaning (‘themes’) within summarize the data content, but to identify, and interpret, qualitative data. TA is unusual in the canon of qualitative key, but not necessarily all, features of the data, guided by analytic approaches, because it offers a method – a tool the research question (but note that in TA, the research or technique, unbounded by theoretical commitments – question is not fixed and can evolve throughout coding rather than a methodology (a theoretically informed, and and theme development). The emphasis is on producing confined, framework for research). This does not mean rigorous and high-quality analysis; TA has in-built quality

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Taylor & Francis
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© 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
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1743-9779
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1743-9760
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10.1080/17439760.2016.1262613
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The Journal of PosiTive Psychology, 2017 vol. 12, no . 3, 297–298 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17439760.2016.1262613 COMMENTARY a b Victoria Clarke and Virginia Braun a b Department of health and s ocial s ciences, university of the West of england, Bristol, uK; s chool of Psychology, The university of a uckland, a uckland, new Zealand What is thematic analysis? organizing concept - a shared core idea. Themes provide a framework for organizing and reporting the research- Thematic analysis (TA) is a method for identifying, analyz- er’s analytic observations. The aim of TA is not simply to ing, and interpreting patterns of meaning (‘themes’) within summarize the data content, but to identify, and interpret, qualitative data. TA is unusual in the canon of qualitative key, but not necessarily all, features of the data, guided by analytic approaches, because it offers a method – a tool the research question (but note that in TA, the research or technique, unbounded by theoretical commitments – question is not fixed and can evolve throughout coding rather than a methodology (a theoretically informed, and and theme development). The emphasis is on producing confined, framework for research). This does not mean rigorous and high-quality analysis; TA has in-built quality

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