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Table 4 Interpretative phenomenological analysis framework

From: The care needs of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and their carers (CaNoPy): results of a qualitative study

• Initial reading  
Reading of first transcript line-by-line, with preliminary comments  
• Early analysis  
Comments grouped into themes  
• Higher level abstraction  
Relationships developed between themes leading to an organised master list and thematic account of the case  
• Subsequent transcripts  
New themes tested against the previous transcripts as non-recurring themes were tested against following transcripts. Relationships across cases noted to identify a set of superordinate themes for the group