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Thematic analysis

Welcome to our thematic analysis (TA) resource and information pages! This site is a resource for people doing TA and for those who are interested in learning about TA.

TA is an increasingly popular method for analysing qualitative data, which can be applied in lots of different ways, to lots of different datasets, to address lots of different research questions! We (Virginia Braun and Victoria Clarke) have developed an approach to TA that is theoretically-independent, and characterised by open-coding and a six-phase process for producing analysis.

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On this site, you will find a wide range of information about TA, including a basic introduction to our approach to TA, and an extensive list of resources, including ones for other versions of TA.

If you are doing, or considering doing, TA, and have a question, please first look at our "frequently asked questions” page – we develop these based on the type of questions we get regularly asked about TA. Unfortunately, we simply don’t have time to answer in person many of the queries we get. We hope you find some useful answers there. If there’s something you really can’t find then, then please email us both.

So what can you find on our site?

·         A brief overview of TA

·         Frequently asked questions about thematic analysis

·         Evaluating thematic analysis research: a checklist for editors and reviewer

·         Resources for thematic analysis

·         Training & events

·         About us