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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.

Critique by Clive Seale

In an article focussing on the use of software to assist in qualitative data analysis, Seale highlights how some analyses are 'impressionistic and anecdotal' and go no further than summarising the main themes.

Journal symbol Seale, C.F. (2001) 'Computer-Assisted Analysis of Qualitative Interview Data', in J. F. Gubrium and J. A. Holstein (eds), Handbook of Interview Research: Context and Method. Thousand Oaks, Ca: Sage. pp. 651-670.

Framework Analysis

Book icon Ritchie, J. and Lewis, J. (eds) (2003) Qualitative Research Practice: A Guide for Social Science Students and Researchers, Sage Publications, London.

See also:Framework analysis


Other relationships between the themes

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 about the way that themes or codes can be related in ways other than hierarchically in the template.




Loudspeaker iconiPhone friendly version of the videoNigel King discusses other ways that themes can be related:


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