Table 2

The categorisation process of the framework method21

Stage 3: codingMS and BM coded independently one-third of the Swedish and Dutch responses, respectively. The responses were sorted into one or more meaning units and coded with help from the software programme NVivo into categories and domains.MS, BM
Stage 4: developing a working analytical framework*Comparison of the two independent codings, then merging and recategorisation until agreement, developing a preliminary analytical framework.
A working analytical framework was created departing from previous categorisation, resulting in seven domains and 82 subcategories.
All authors
Stage 5: applying the analytical frameworkThe authors from each country continued deductively to sort the rest of the open responses to the categories in the working analytical framework.All authors
Stage 6: charting data into the framework matrixIn this analysis charting implied quantification of data, because of the shortness of the responses. The categories from the three countries were quantified by computing frequencies.MS
Additional step: revision and final agreement†Discussions of reformulations of categories and of categorisation as well as comparisons between the countries until final agreement.All authors
  • *Analysis meeting Örebro 2014 and Amsterdam 2015.

  • †Analysis meeting Oslo 2015.