When Individuals Drive Choices
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In conducting this research, one of the key challenges was initially identifying a core category of analysis that explained what was being observed across all of the participant experiences. Identifying a core concept was complicated and difficult, given the broad range of descriptions and scenarios that were described by participants. There were structural themes that emerged, of politics, process and formality, that all in some way appeared to be relevant to understanding the cases. The role of participants and their influence also clearly had an impact on an initiation in some cases, but not in all. There were instances where the influence on decision making was predominantly personal; there were also instances where the influence was predominantly structural, and those structural influences were themselves sometimes processbased and in other instances driven politically. What ultimately emerged, after a considerable period of reflection and analysis, was the concept of agency.