Supporting thinking on sample sizes for thematic analyses: a quantitative tool

  title={Supporting thinking on sample sizes for thematic analyses: a quantitative tool},
  author={A. Fugard and H. Potts},
  journal={International Journal of Social Research Methodology},
  pages={669 - 684}
  • A. Fugard, H. Potts
  • Published 2015
  • Psychology, Sociology
  • International Journal of Social Research Methodology
  • Thematic analysis is frequently used to analyse qualitative data in psychology, healthcare, social research and beyond. An important stage in planning a study is determining how large a sample size may be required, however current guidelines for thematic analysis are varied, ranging from around 2 to over 400 and it is unclear how to choose a value from the space in between. Some guidance can also not be applied prospectively. This paper introduces a tool to help users think about what would be… CONTINUE READING

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