Table 1.

Steps in the Analysis of the Interviews

1All the interviews were read through repeatedly to get a good grasp of the whole
2The text was divided into meaning units. A meaning unit starts when the content of meaning shifts
3Each meaning unit was examined closely and condensed into what was relevant to the research question, and the informant’s language was changed into the researcher’s language
4The transformed meaning units were reformulated into themes and subthemes
5The themes and subthemes were related to each other in a general structure of the studied phenomenon