Quantifying Thematic Saturation in Qualitative Data Analysis

  title={Quantifying Thematic Saturation in Qualitative Data Analysis},
  author={Andrew Lowe and Anthony C. Norris and A. Jane Farris and Duncan R Babbage},
  journal={Field Methods},
  pages={191 - 207}
An important aspect of qualitative research is reaching saturation—loosely, a point at which observing more data will not lead to discovery of more information related to the research questions. However, there has been no validated means of objectively establishing saturation. This article proposes a novel quantitative approach to measuring thematic saturation based on a sound statistical model. The model is validated on two data sets from different qualitative research projects involving… 

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