The following dialog box is displayed, where you can customize the settings for checking the intercoder chord. “P observed” is the single match percentage displayed in the “” line of the code-specific result table. Long T, Johnson M. Rigour, reliability and validity in qualitative research. Clin Eff Nurs. 2000;4:30-7. doi.org/10.1054/cein.2000.0106. Only 27% of the lines were coded by the 4 programmers (13% by 1 coder, 25% by 2 coders and 35% by 3 programmers). As a result, overall evaluations of the agreement have been reduced. Table 4 shows that if only the lines coded by all programmers are taken into account, the levels of consent will be significantly increased.
Table 5 shows that approval rates have again increased in the position analysis in the groups of 10. Documentary agreement for transcription 1 only with fully coded lines This article provided a detailed and honest report on the difficulties in proving rigour in thematic analysis of qualitative data. However, the researchers involved in this project felt that the development and use of a codebook and the application of the data by a team of researchers from the codebook to the data were beneficial, albeit tedious. It was assumed that the code book would improve the potential for agreement between coders and reliability tests and would ensure an accurate description of the analyses. This approach was consistent with the ontological and epistemological framework that shaped the study and allowed the unique perspectives highlighted in respect of the integrity of the analysis. While creating the codebook took a long time, it is certain that rigor and reliability are demonstrated in the process. This article outlined the steps of the thematic analysis process used in this project and helps to describe the rigour demonstrated in the qualitative component of this study with mixed methods. This article does not attempt to present an analysis of the research data, but provides a clear description of the process that is carried out within a qualitative framework of data analysis.