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Table 1 Thematic analysis as recommended by Braun and Clarke (2006)

From: Exploring individual and work organizational peculiarities of working in emergency medical communication centers in Norway- a qualitative study

Step 1: Familiarisation Step 2: Coding Step 3: Identifying themes Step 4: Naming overarching themes Step 5: Reporting
Reading and re-reading the data, noting down initial ideas Manually, inductive data-driven coding of the data Collating codes into potential themes Reviewing themes
Overall interpretation of the data
Producing the report
  1. Abbreviation: the process was a recursive, iterative process moving back and forth throughout the steps