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Table 1 Analytical stages of Thematic Analysis used

From: Psychological interventions for managing postpartum psychosis: a qualitative analysis of women’s and family members’ experiences and preferences

Stage of Thematic Analysis [37]
1Familiarisation and immersion in the data; including transcription and repeated reading of the data, looking for patterns and meaning.
2Generating initial codes that appeared interesting and organising the data into meaningful groups at a semantic level. All data was coded at this stage.
3Searching for themes and re-focusing the analysis at a broader level. Considering how codes may combine to form an overarching theme.
4Reviewing and re(defining)the themes at a latent level, returning to the raw data, discussing with the research team and modifying/merging themes as necessary to develop a thematic map.
5Defining and naming themes and creating a consistent and coherent ‘story’.
6Reporting the outcomes and linking the themes to the research question.