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Understanding Thematic Analysis and its Pitfall
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  • 1 Research Center for Nursing and Midwifery Care in Family Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran
  • 2 Chronic Disease Care Research Center, Nursing & Midwifery School, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
  • Correspondence should be addressed to Koroush Zarea, Chronic Disease Care Research Center, Nursing & Midwifery School, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran; Tel: ; Fax: ; Email: Korosh1685@hotmail.com.

Abstract

The best meaning for the term “research” is in the term itself. Research methods are under the impact of philosophy and ideology. As the type of view and understanding is various in different individuals, different research methods have been developed and used so far. Qualitative research methods are one type of research and emphasize facts and relative knowledge and the knowledge is formed in the framework of time. Thematic analysis is one of the types of qualitative research methods which has become applicable in different fields. This study explores different types of thematic analysis and phases of doing thematic analysis. Then the issues and advantages of thematic analysis are discussed.

Keywords

Thematic Analysis, Qualitative Research, Theme, Inductive Analysis

  • * This paper has been published in Volume 1, 2016, Issue 1, Pages: 33-39
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