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How to Use Thematic Analysis

When analyzing your research, it is important to keep your methods as transparent as possible in order to increase the strength of your findings and to allow your reader to understand how you came to the conclusions you did. Clarity on your process is important. Thematic analysis has six clearly defined steps. Following these steps ensures clarity and rigour in your process.

The 6 Steps of Thematic Analysis:

  1. Familiarizing yourself with your data
  2. Generating initial codes
  3. Searching for themes
  4. Reviewing themes
  5. Defining and naming themes
  6. Producing the report

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