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Table 5 Qualitative data analysis overview

From: Competence perceptions of veterinary nursing students and registered veterinary nurses in Ireland: a mixed methods explanatory study

Data analysis steps performed Thematic analysis phase (Braun & Clarke, 2006)
Focus groups and interviews were audio recorded
Discussions transcribed in Google Docs, 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