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Template Analysis

Template Analysis. Developed by Nigel King and others.

See e.g.

Book icon King, N (2004) Using templates in the thematic analysis of text, in C.Cassell and G.Symon (Eds.) Essential Guide to Qualitative Methods in Organizational Research. London: Sage.


How many themes are needed?

Authors of this page:Dawn Clarke and Graham R. Gibbs

Affiliation: University of Huddersfield

Date written: 27th November 2008

Updated: 13th April 2012




Learning outcomes

  1. Learn how to organise your codes and arrange them into analytically useful groups
  2. Learn how to organise your template so that major themes are identified
  3. Learn about the pros and cons of having a template that is too large or has too many levels




Loudspeaker iconiPhone friendly version of the videoNigel King discusses the arrangement of codes in the template and how many themes are needed:


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The resources on this site by Graham R Gibbs, Dawn Clarke, Celia Taylor, Christina Silver and Ann Lewins are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.


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