Table 2

Characteristics of the two research teams

Rapid analysis researchersThematic analysis researchers
Clinical.Lead researcher not clinical.
Embedded in field.No prior exposure to the field.
BT collected the data.Did not collect data.
Using rapid analysis for first time – developing new practice.Experienced in thematic analysis – using existing skills.
Shared office.No shared space.
Equal workload within team.IL conducted majority of analysis.
Analysis main task at work.Analysis conducted alongside other commitments.
Focused on producing outputs for known stakeholders.Much less focused on the stakeholder team.