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Reflecting on reflexive thematic analysis

Braun, Virginia; Clarke, Victoria

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Virginia Braun



Abstract

Since initially writing on thematic analysis in 2006, the popularity of the method we outlined has exploded, the variety of TA approaches have expanded, and, not least, our thinking has developed and shifted. In this reflexive commentary, we look back at some of the unspoken assumptions that informed how we wrote our 2006 paper. We connect some of these un-identified assumptions, and developments in the method over the years, with some conceptual mismatches and confusions we see in published TA studies. In order to facilitate better TA practice, we reflect on how our thinking has evolved – and in some cases sedimented – since the publication of our 2006 paper, and clarify and revise some of the ways we phrased or conceptualised TA, and the elements of, and processes around, a method we now prefer to call reflexive TA.

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Braun, V., & Clarke, V. (2019). Reflecting on reflexive thematic analysis. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, 11(4), 589-597. https://doi.org/10.1080/2159676X.2019.1628806

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 4, 2019
Online Publication Date Jun 13, 2019
Publication Date Sep 1, 2019
Publicly Available Date Dec 14, 2020
Journal Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health
Print ISSN 2159-676X
Electronic ISSN 1939-845X
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 11
Issue 4
Pages 589-597
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/2159676X.2019.1628806
Keywords Big Q qualitative, coding, data domains, epistemology, ontology, paradigm, post-positivism, reflexivity, Small Q qualitative, themes, epistemology
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/1493232

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