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Table 1 An example of the analysis process

From: Students’ experiences of learning in relation to didactic strategies during the first year of a nursing programme: a qualitative study

Meaning units Condensed text Themes
Has gained greater insight from the patients’ perspective to better understand and involve the patients Has developed and increased an awareness of nurturing the whole patient An increased understanding of the patients’ perspective makes it easier to involve patients. The awareness of caring for the whole patient has increased Focus on the patient perspective and paying more attention to others
Working in study groups motivates one to engage more in studies and provides greater learning It is motivational and educational to work in study groups Learning from discussions and reflections on one’s own learning