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Table 3 The analysing steps

From: Infectious disease management in primary care: perceptions of GPs

Steps included in the analysing process*
1 All interviews were read through a number of times to get an overview of the material.
2 Aspects were collected from the texts (an aspect describes critical qualities of the phenomenon, what it is about and how this is shaped).
3 The aspects were reflected on, comparing similarities and differences.
4 Preliminary categories were formed and described.
5 Aspects and descriptions were reflected on, category descriptions adjusted and a preliminary outcome space created.
6 The analysis was discussed with the co-reader.
7 Categories of description and outcome space were established together with the co-reader
  1. *During the phenomenographic analysis the following question was kept in mind: "What does this tell me about how this GP manages patients who present with symptoms of infectious diseases?" Additionally, to focus on antibiotic prescribing, another question was kept in mind: "What does this tell me about how this GP prescribes antibiotics?"