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(p. 33) Thematic Analysis 

(p. 33) Thematic Analysis
(p. 33) Thematic Analysis

Stephanie Riger

and Rannveig Sigurvinsdottir

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date: 07 July 2020

This chapter concerns thematic analysis, a technique for analyzing qualitative data that involves looking for patterns of meaning that go beyond counting words or phrases. Underlying themes or issues in data are identified and form the basis for theory. Data are analyzed in a several-step process: (a) data familiarization, (b) initial code generation, (c) searching for themes, (d) reviewing themes, (e) defining and naming themes, and (f) reporting the analysis. The author begins the chapter by placing thematic analysis within the context of qualitative methods in general. She then describes the process of conducting a thematic analysis and illustrates this process using an example of a study of barriers to addressing substance abuse among perpetrators and victims of intimate partner violence in domestic violence court.

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