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Table 3 Example of table used for inter-rater reliability

From: Attempting rigour and replicability in thematic analysis of qualitative research data; a case study of codebook development

Participant Coder 1 KR Coder 2 TD Coder 3 JN
ACU001 5
Lines
60–64
259–264
333–342
355–362
371–375
7
Lines
61–63
263/4
322–4
333–339
344–347
355–359
386–388
4
Lines
61–65
259–264
333–350
355–375
GP003 9
Lines
26–29
79–81
100–106
112–115
147–149
243–245
287–294
345–348
362–366
6
Lines
26–29
79–81
100–106
243–245
285–287
345–348
2
Lines
100–108
279–283
  1. Reliability = 23/23 + 10 = .7 – Inadequate agreement reached
  2. Testing frequency of observation of theme ‘research versus relationships’ – subtheme/code ‘the role of research’ in a subset of two interviews Notes for coders - This is a reliability test for coding to assist with the demonstration of rigour within the data analysis. Within these two interviews, please record the number of times you would code text at ‘the role of research’ node. This relates to the category of defining current practice/research versus relationships/the role of research. Coding guide - Mention of how research might inform decisions. Does research impact on relationships with each other? Purpose of research in practice