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Thematic analysis

Braun, Virginia; Clarke, Victoria


Virginia Braun

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Dr Victoria Clarke
Associate Professor in Qualitative & Critical Psychology


Norman K. Denzin

Yvonna S. Lincoln

Michael D. Giardina

Gaile S. Cannella


The aims of this chapter are to: a) introduce readers to thematic analysis; b) illustrate the phases and practice of reflexive TA – one specific approach to TA – using a worked example of a study exploring constructions of a (hypothetical) gay couple deciding not to have children; and c) consider the future of TA.


Braun, V., & Clarke, V. (2023). Thematic analysis. In N. K. Denzin, Y. S. Lincoln, M. D. Giardina, & G. S. Cannella (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research (385-402). (6th). Los Angeles: SAGE Publications (UK and US)

Acceptance Date Mar 22, 2022
Online Publication Date May 24, 2023
Publication Date May 24, 2023
Deposit Date Jul 11, 2023
Publicly Available Date May 25, 2025
Publisher SAGE Publications (UK and US)
Pages 385-402
Edition 6th
Book Title The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research
Chapter Number 19
ISBN 9781071836743
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