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    Framework analysis: a worked example of a study exploring young people’s experiences of depression

    Parkinson, S. and Eatough, Virginia and Holmes, J. and Stapley, E. and Target, M. and Midgley, N. (2016) Framework analysis: a worked example of a study exploring young people’s experiences of depression. Qualitative Research in Psychology 13 (2), pp. 109-129. ISSN 1478-0887.

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    Framework analysis is an approach to qualitative research which is being increasingly used across multiple disciplines, including psychology, social policy and nursing research. The stages of framework analysis have been described in published work, but the literature is lacking in articles describing how to conduct it in practice, particularly in the field of psychology, where researchers may be working as part of a team. Having used framework analysis on a study exploring adolescents' experiences of depression, we faced various challenges along the way and learned from experience how to use this approach to qualitative analysis. In this reflective article, we describe a worked example of using framework, which we hope will assist other researchers in deciding if this approach is suitable for their own research, and will provide guidance on how one might go about conducting framework analysis when working as part of a research team. We conclude that framework is a valuable contribution to qualitative methods in psychology, offering a pragmatic, flexible and rigorous approach to data analysis.


    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis, available online:
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): data management, depression, framework analysis, lived experience, qualitative
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Virginia Eatough
    Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2015 15:19
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:19


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