Reflecting on reflexive thematic analysis

@article{Braun2019ReflectingOR,
  title={Reflecting on reflexive thematic analysis},
  author={Virginia Braun and Victoria Clarke},
  journal={Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health},
  year={2019},
  volume={11},
  pages={589 - 597}
}
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