Supporting Doctoral Students with Qualitative Research: Theoretically Driven Thematic Analysis




Professor Caroline Bond and Dr Ness Evans discuss:

- Using qualitative methods to evaluate the implementation of Lego-based therapy

- Utilising hybrid inductive-deductive thematic analysis and cross case synthesis to analyse observation and interview data

- Undertaking practitioner research within a Professional Doctorate

- Navigating research challenges through effective supervision

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Keywords tags: Implementation evaluation; Practitioner research; Observations; Interviews; Hybrid inductive-deductive thematic analysis

Citation of publication:

Evans, V. & Bond, C. (2021) The implementation of Lego-Based Therapy in two English mainstream primary schools. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 21(1), 111-119. doi/10.1111/1471-3802.12504

Additional reading:

Fereday, J. & Muir-Cochrane, E. (2006) ‘Demonstrating rigor using thematic analysis: A hybrid approach of inductive and deductive coding and theme development.’ International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 5 (1), pp. 80–92. 160940690600500107

Lendrum, A. & Humphrey, N. (2012) ‘The importance of studying the implementation of interventions in school settings.’ Oxford Review of Education, 38 (5), pp. 635–652. 734800.
Date made available25 Nov 2022
PublisherUniversity of Manchester Figshare


  • open research methods
  • open research
  • research methods
  • Implementation evaluation
  • Practitioner research
  • Observations
  • Interviews
  • Hybrid inductive-deductive thematic analysis

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