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Table 1 Steps of data analysis taken when conducting interpretive phenomenology, adapted from Caelli [33]

From: Being on the juvenile dermatomyositis rollercoaster: a qualitative study

1. Reading and re reading whole interview many times
2. Highlighting the first level extra text which can come out e.g. interviewer questions or listening noises where not important, and ‘umms’ and ‘huh’ which are extra
3. With first level text removed
4. Second level coding procedure to identify sections that wander away from phenomena, are superfluous e.g. when discussing what they had for lunch or do not make good grammatical English
5. With second level text removed
6. Third level, all of it with added words to make it readable, but keeping participant words wherever possible
7. Craft into story, in a way that ‘shows’ what the researcher is noticing and interpreting whilst working with the data and keeping it true to original meaning
8. With comments added to show initial themes of each paragraph of crafted story