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Table 2 steps Qualitative Content Analysis [26]

From: Development of a benchmark tool for cancer centers; results from a pilot exercise

Step Action
1 Read through the benchmark data (transcripts) and make notes
2 Go through the notes and list the different types of information found
3 Read through the list and categorize each item (domains of the framework were used as main categories)
4 Repeat the first three stages again for each data transcript
5 Collect all of the categories or themes and examine each in detail and consider it’s fit and its relevance
6 Categorize all data (all transcripts together) into minor and major categories/themes
7 Review all categories and ascertain whether some categories can be merged or sub-categorized
8 Return to original transcripts and ensure that all the information has been categorized