Perhaps it's a good thing I can bask in the glow of the article and post transcription relief: I am facing up with the last stages of my analysis-interpretation. This has involved going back to 'the plan' established last summer, which I've followed so far. In summary, this has involved:
- Coding all of the narrative data into one of my two main categories: 'self talk' and 'interactional context'.
- Coding within each of these categories for each participant.
- Creating two different 'maps' (previously discussed) - one relating all the themes of the 'self talk' (what I call 'how the story hangs together') and the other identifying 'patterns' of connections between codes in each category.
- Creating cartoon images to complement this whole process, including a cartoon 'telling' of how I see each participants overall identity narrative.