Braun and Clarke are extremely engaging, interesting, accessible writers, and would you believe, fun to read. I can't recommend Thematic Analysis: a Practical Guide enough!
I feel like you’ve passed me a head torch and a shovel when I was previously just in the bottom of a mine not sure how to get out!
Braun and Clarke write in an invitational style, welcoming and accommodating a wide readership including those who are neurodivergent (...) I believe their highly accessible style of writing and their ability to unpack complex ideas and communicate them clearly and succinctly has played a large role in building their notable profiles within qualitative research circles.
Thematic Analysis: A Practical Guide is set to become a classic within qualitative research and is an essential addition to the evaluator’s toolkit.
The unanimous choice of this year’s [BPS Book Awards] panel. A core text for the future… As one of the panel noted, this is an extremely clear and comprehensive guide to the use of thematic analysis which achieves the notable goal of supporting users down to the level of novices without loss of detail or any hint of talking down.
Whether you are just departing, circling back, or well into your thematic analysis journey, you will find this textbook a rich resource. [...] With the use of numerous examples, you see reflexive thematic analysis come to life, bringing the practical application of the method to the forefront. This book provides the scaffolding to guide and support you on your journey, while also provoking further questions and reflection on reflexive thematic analysis.
This book is a must-have for anyone thinking about or undertaking thematic analysis of data, more specifically, reflexive thematic analysis! A thoroughly useful and accessible practical guide. It contains clear definitions of terminology and explanations and makes good use of helpful boxes in each chapter to explain concepts or alert you to mistakes easily made in the process of analysing data using this method.
First up, it’s a book that should be read by any qualitative researcher, not just those into thematic analysis. This is because it covers the foundations so well. Secondly, it's an enjoyable read where, at times, you almost don’t realise you are taking things in because you are having fun. Finally, reading this book is (at the risk of extending their metaphor) like listening to two very experienced travellers when you are about to embark on your own.
We have about 60 students per year undertaking the Dissertation module and this text is high priority reading to help them plan out their research proposal in relation to data analysis. We also recommend the text to our researchers and higher research students. The text brings thematic analysis up to date and step by step explains the analytical process with extensive explanations and exemplars. An excellent and essential text, very well written with students and researchers in mind.
It offers a contemporary resource arounds this methodology, deepening students understanding of the methodology and method of TA. Braun and Clarke acknowledge a need to go beyond the papers that students typically use as foundations for understanding and undetaking TA, and ambitions to deepen this is met by this book.
This book is great and accessible to both UG and PG students. Useful concept boxes and practice boxes.
An excellent practical tool book for all levels of qualitative researchers
I found this to be a very useful, well set out and accessible guide to introduce students to the core features of thematic analysis for qualitative research.
Clear process outline.
Continuing in the vein of previous work by Braun and Clarke in this area, this book is an excellent resource for research students of all levels and, particularly for those beginning the research journey. In addition, it is also a most welcome resource for those of us involved in teaching and supervising students engaged in using Thematic Analysis.
With a very practical focus, the book is pitched at a most accessible level and guides the researcher carefully and in detail through the research process from initial design to the final research report.
My students do qualitative research projects and this book will prove to be very helpful to them. I normally tell them to read the authors seminal paper. I have asked the library to obtain copies of this book
I love it! Very well written, excellent step by step descriptions and good examples. I have reccommended it to collegues in other master programmes and to all my master students doing appropriate qualitative studies:)
This is an excellent introduction into thematic analysis for beginners and for confirmed practitioners/researchers.
Easy to follow and comprehensive.
This text is a long-awaited update on the topic. It is very accessible for students and provides in-depth thinking about a data analysis approach which is increasing in popularity amongst students.
Very practical easy to follow guide for students completing a dissertation using thematic analysis. The checklist is especially helpful for students.