This video tutorial from Graham H Gibbs (2010) provides an overview of thematic coding and examples to demostrate how it is done and how codes can be applied to the data.
Gibbs (2010) describes "[t]hematic coding [as] one of the most common forms of qualitative data analysis [which] is found in grounded theory, several forms of phenomenological analysis and framework analysis. The analyst tries to identify themes, categories or classifications of the data. Passages of the data (commonly an interview transcript) are coded to the themes - that is the passages are tagged or marked with the name of the theme."
Gibbs, G. R., (2010). Coding part 2: Thematic coding. [Web Video]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_YXR9kp1_o
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