Thematic analysis and co-(?)researching: seeking a balance.


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This presentation will focus upon my experiences encountered whilst implementing a thematic analysis approach for my PhD study. Braun and Clarke’s (2006) six-phases provided structure and informed the process. Questions and challenges that I had faced along the way will be presented, including those linked to elements of my co-research design that were unfulfilled during the analysis stage. I will also discuss the aspects that I perceived as being messy (but liberatingly creative), my conflicting thoughts about manual versus computer-based coding, and to what extent I felt that my dualistic positioning as an insider / outsider impacted upon my analysis.
BRAUN, V. & CLARKE, V. (2006) Using thematic analysis in psychology. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 3, 2, 77-101.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 9 Oct 2019
Externally publishedYes
EventBritish Educational Research Association, Early Career Research SIG: Analytical Approaches - Faculty of Education, Edge Hill University, ORMSKIRK, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 Oct 20199 Oct 2019


WorkshopBritish Educational Research Association, Early Career Research SIG
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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