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Table 2 Framework analysis stages

From: Living life in limbo: experiences of healthcare professionals during the HCPC fitness to practice investigation process in the UK

Stage of analysis process Analysis procedures
Stage 1: Transcription Audio recordings were transcribed verbatim.
Stage 2: Familiarisation LH reviewed all of the transcripts to develop ideas for the initial codes. JM, CT, MZ read a sample of transcripts.
Stage 3: Coding LH created an initial coding structure based on the interview guide and the initial review of all transcripts. Three transcripts were selected to illustrate a range of different participant experiences. Initial codes were applied to each of these transcripts by LH with one other member of the research team for each transcript (JM, CT, MZ).
Stage 4: Developing a working analytical framework The research team met to discuss the initial codes. The outcome of these discussions generated a working analytical framework of codes grouped into categories.
Stage 5: Applying the analytical framework The analytical framework was used to identify sections of the transcripts that were thought to be relevant to each of the codes. LH cut and pasted from the transcripts into an excel spreadsheet.
Stage 6: Charting into the framework matrix LH reviewed this spreadsheet to summarise the data for each participant which was re-organised to identify themes. The emerging themes were discussed with JM.
Stage 7: Interpreting the data This summary of the data by themes was used together with the extracted sections of the transcripts to draft the findings section of the report which was then discussed with the research team, resulting in themes being re-ordered.