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Table 4 Qualitative data analysis overview

From: Evaluation of a coaching workshop for the management of veterinary nursing students’ OSCE-associated test anxiety

Data analysis steps performed Thematic analysis phase (Braun & Clarke, 2006)
Focus groups audio recorded
Discussions transcribed in Microsoft Worda, anonymised and transferred to Microsoft Excel 1
Transcripts verified by participants to confirm their accuracy 1 & 2
Initial read through the data centred on the identification of themes 2 & 3
Themes were initially coded by cell colour to match thematic areas 3, 4 & 5
Microsoft Excel’s filter applied to sort the data by cell colour (grouping codes into thematic areas) 3, 4 & 5
Second pass over data identified overlaps and consolidated data points 4 & 5
Numerous further passes over data, condensing data at each stage to collapse codes into themes 5 & 6
Generation of data overview summary with key points under the three main themes which emerged 6
  1. aMicrosoft Word for Mac 2011, version 14.4.1, Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA