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Table 1 Word for word exploration, example of découpage

From: A specific method for qualitative medical research: the IPSE (Inductive Process to analyze the Structure of lived Experience) approach

Transcript (excerpt) Words to be coded Descriptive units
Interviewer: What exactly is it that is complicated?
Woman: I have the impression that people look at my hands, they are strange, these hands...so I tend to hide them. I have the impression Have the impression
People are looking at my hands Looking at my hands
they are strange, these hands Strange hands
So I tend Tend
To hide them Hide my hands
Interviewer: I don’t understand, I’m sorry, you hide your hands because who is looking at them?
Woman: The people at work look at my hands The people at work colleagues
look at my hand Looking at my hands
Interviewer: The people at work in general or some people in particular?
Woman: Wait, I’m thinking, it’s more the women, finally I’m more often with women too, yes, it’s more the women Wait Wait
I’m thinking thinking
it’s more the women more the women
finally I’m more often with the women too Environment of women
it’s more the women, yes More the women
Interviewer: It’s different for you, that is, the gaze of another woman or of a man — you’re going to experience them differently?
Woman: Yes, yes I’m realizing that now, but it’s totally crazy, it’s that the women looking at me is going to bother me more, is going to be more ...be more… Yes, yes I’m just now realizing it Understand
now now
but it’s completely crazy ridiculous
It’s that a woman looking at me Women looking
bother me more be bothered
is more … be more … More the women
Interviewer: More?
Woman: I’m going to be more sensitive… but I don’t know why. You have the answer, because I don’t. I’m going to be more sensitive Hesitation
but I don’t know why be more sensitive to it
You have the response Not know why
because I don’t You have the response
  Not know why
Interviewer: No I don’t know either, you’re a woman yourself….
Woman: I have always had the impression that women observe more than men… or else, yeah, I have the impression that the women stare at me much more than men do. I’ve always had the impression Have the impression
that women observe more than men… Women observe more
or else Or else
yeah I have the impression that Have the impression
the women stare at me much more than the men
stare at me
More the women
Be stared at
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