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Literature Review

Thematic Analysis: How to find meaning in my data

Summary Braun, V., & Clarke, V. (2006). Using thematic analysis in psychology. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 3, 77–101. Braun and Clarke consider Thematic Analysis as a foundational method of qualitative analysis Thematic analysis is flexible and accessible Independent of theory Compatible with both essentialist and constructionist paradigms “Reports experiences, Read more…

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Interview Methods: Reviewing the recommendations

Summary McNamara, C. (2009). General guidelines for conducting research interviews. Retrieved December 1, 2017, from McNamara suggests 8 steps for preparing for the interview Choosing an appropriate setting Explain interview purpose Clarify confidentiality terms Explain format Let the participant know how long it will take Give the participant your Read more…

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Focus Group

Focus Groups: In Person or Online?

Summary Plummer, P. (2017a). Focus group methodology. Part 1: Design considerations. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 24(7), 287–301. Focus on a specific topic and discussion is facilitated by a moderator. Focus groups allow for insights into the ideas, attitudes, understanding and perceptions, vocabulary, and thinking patterns of group Read more…