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Table 2 Term definitions and examples for inductive vs deductive analysis techniques

From: Comparing inductive and deductive analysis techniques to understand health service implementation problems: a case study of childhood vaccination barriers

Level of categorisation Inductive terms Deductive terms
Low level (specific) Barrier descriptions refers to the 583 individual descriptions of implementation issues extracted from systematic reviews in the VBAT review of the vaccination uptake literature Construct refers to the more detailed list of 84 unique theoretical concepts that informed the TDF and COM-B frameworks
Example Belief that the vaccine is more dangerous than the illness Consequents
Mid level Barrier refers to the 74 groups of barrier descriptions across studies identified in the VBAT review of the vaccination uptake literature Domain refers to the 14 broad categories of behavioural drivers described in the most recent version of the TDF (Theoretical Domains Framework)
Example Concern about vaccine safety Beliefs about consequences
High level (broad) Category refers to the 7 groups of barriers identified in the VBAT review of the vaccination uptake literature Component refers to the 6 components in the simplest theory-driven framework of behavioural drivers, the COM-B (Capability, Opportunity, Motivation – Behaviour)
Example Concerns and beliefs Reflective motivation