Table 1

Working definition of first-order, second-order and third-order constructs (taken from Malpass et al31 drawing on work from Noblit and Hare35)

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  • Reprinted from Social Science & Medicine. Malpass A, Shaw A, Sharp D, et al. “Medication career” or “Moral career”? The two sides of managing antidepressants: A meta-ethnography of patients' experience of antidepressants. Soc Sci Med 2009;68:154–68.31 Copyright (2015), with permission from Elsevier (