Table 2

Analytic strategies as proposed by Miles et al [9]

Six analytic strategies in QD

a. Coding of data from notes, observations or interviews

b. Recording insights and reflections on the data

c. Sorting through the data to identify similar phrases, patterns, themes, sequences and important features

d. Looking for commonalities and differences among the data and extracting them for further consideration and analysis

e. Gradually deciding on a small group or generalizations that hold true for the data

f. Examining these generalizations in the light of existing knowledge

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