A Systematic Guide for Conducting Thematic Analysis in Qualitative Tourism Research


Thematic analysis is a widely used method for analyzing qualitative data in social sciences research. This research article provides a step-by-step guide on conducting thematic analysis manually, emphasizing the importance of understanding the process for researchers seeking a deeper grasp of the nuances involved. The article highlights the key steps, including familiarizing oneself with the data, generating initial codes, searching for themes, reviewing and refining them, defining and naming the themes, and producing a final report. Through iterative reading, note-taking, and coding techniques, researchers can delve deep into the data, capture meaningful details, and uncover rich insights. Thematic analysis offers a valuable avenue for developing theoretical understanding, generating nuanced interpretations, and contributing to knowledge advancement in tourism research. The article also discusses the relevance and adaptability of thematic analysis in various qualitative research designs and methodologies. By prioritizing transparency, rigor, and a manual coding approach, researchers can ensure the validity and reliability of their thematic analysis, leading to robust and insightful findings.



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How to Cite
FUCHS, Kevin. A Systematic Guide for Conducting Thematic Analysis in Qualitative Tourism Research. Journal of Environmental Management and Tourism, [S.l.], v. 14, n. 6, p. 2696 - 2703, sep. 2023. ISSN 2068-7729. Available at: <https://journals.aserspublishing.eu/jemt/article/view/8089>. Date accessed: 03 dec. 2023. doi: https://doi.org/10.14505/jemt.v14.6(70).17.