Reading through all interview transcripts in depth to get an impression of how the interview proceeded.|
All data (viewpoints) in the entire pool are given equal consideration.
|2. Condensation||Identifying meaning units in the dialogue of each interview and marking or saving these for further scrutiny.|
|3. Comparison||Comparing each of the meaning units for similarities and differences.|
|4. Grouping||Allocating answers expressing similar ways of understanding the phenomenon to the same category.|
|5. Articulating||Capturing the essential meaning of a certain category.|
Expressing the core meaning of each of the categories.|
Steps 3–6 are repeated in an iterative procedure to make sure that the similarities within and differences between categories are established.
|7. Contrasting||Comparing the categories through a contrastive procedure whereby they are described in terms of their individual meanings as well as in terms of what they do not comprise.|