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In text analysis, grounded theorists refer to the point at which no newthemes are being identified as (Strauss and Corbin1990:188). When and how theoretical saturation is reached, however, depends thenumber of texts and their complexity, as well as on investigator experience andfatigue, and the number of investigators examining the texts. Again, more isbetter. Investigators who have more experience finding themes are likely toreach saturation latter than novices. Wilson and Hutchinson warn against where the researcher "fails to move beyond the face value ofthe content in the narrative (1990:123)."

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