Table 1

Planned analytical procedures for content analysis

PhaseProcedures
PreparationReading through verbatim transcriptions of the interviews several times to familiarise with the data, gain an understanding of what has been expressed, selecting the unit of analysis, deciding on the analysis of manifest content.
OrganisingOpen coding and creating categories, grouping codes under higher order headings, formulating a general description of the research topic through generating categories and subcategories as abstracting.
ReportingReporting the analysis process and the results through models, conceptual systems, conceptual map or categories and a story line.