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Table 1 Steps of thematic analysis

From: “I’m not a teenager, I’m 22. Why can’t I snap out of it?”: a qualitative exploration of seeking help for a first-episode eating disorder during emerging adulthood

Step Process
1. Familiarization with data Transcribe; read and re-read data-set; note down initial ideas
2. Generation of initial codes Code data-set
3. Search for themes Collate codes into potential themes
4. Review themes Check themes against coded extracts and the entire data set; generate a thematic map
5. Define and name themes Refine the specifics of each theme; generate clear names and definitions
6. Write up Select and analyse quotations; write a report of the analysis