Recommended Steps for Thematic Synthesis in Software Engineering

  title={Recommended Steps for Thematic Synthesis in Software Engineering},
  author={Daniela Cruzes and Tore Dyb{\aa}},
  journal={2011 International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement},
Thematic analysis is an approach that is often used for identifying, analyzing, and reporting patterns (themes) within data in primary qualitative research. 'Thematic synthesis' draws on the principles of thematic analysis and identifies the recurring themes or issues from multiple studies, interprets and explains these themes, and draws conclusions in systematic reviews. This paper conceptualizes the thematic synthesis approach in software engineering as a scientific inquiry involving five… CONTINUE READING
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