Techniques to Identify Themes

  title={Techniques to Identify Themes},
  author={Gery W. Ryan and H. Russell Bernard},
  journal={Field Methods},
  pages={109 - 85}
Theme identification is one of the most fundamental tasks in qualitative research. It also is one of the most mysterious. Explicit descriptions of theme discovery are rarely found in articles and reports, and when they are, they are often relegated to appendices or footnotes. Techniques are shared among small groups of social scientists, but sharing is impeded by disciplinary or epistemological boundaries. The techniques described here are drawn from across epistemological and disciplinary… 

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