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Table 2 Data collection timeline during the QRM training

From: Health professionals learning qualitative research in their workplace: a focused ethnography

#Phase and month Activity Data Collection Method
#1month 1 Teachers explain how to define a GT research question and trainees write a possible one Observations and field notes
#2month 1 Every trainee performs a literature search Observations and field notes
#2month 1 Teachers discuss each research question, and choose the three that are correct and most feasible Observations and field notes
#2month 2 Teachers explain how to write a GT research protocol and the local EC requests Observations and field notes
#2month 2 Every trainee studies material about qualitative interviewing and keeps writing the research protocol Observations and field notes
#2month 3 Teachers explain what GT coding is and invite each group to open code an interview sample Observations and field notes
#2month 4 Each group finalizes the writing of the protocol Observations and field notes
#4month 8 Each group codes the first interviews Observations and field notes
#4month 9 Each group discusses the provisional focused coding with teachers Observations and field notes
# 5month 9 Teachers define the method for theoretical sampling with trainees and explain what saturation is Observations and field notes
#5month 11 Teachers explain what theoretical coding is and to the procedure for work theoretically with the data Observations and field notes
#6month 12 Each PI reports the findings Observations and field notes
Focus group
Interviews