Welcome to the website for ‘Working Across Qualitative Longitudinal Studies: A Feasibility Study Looking at Care and Intimacy’.

Over the course of the next two years (until May 2018) we will be reflecting, debating and actively demonstrating the feasibility of conducting secondary analysis across existing data from several qualitative longitudinal studies. To do this, we will be using archived data from the ESRC Timescapes project and focusing on the substantive topic of care and intimacy. Through the study we hope to explore new procedures for working with multiple sets of qualitative longitudinal data and extend good practice in this emergent, and important, field of research.

The research is being conducted by Professor Rosalind Edwards and Dr Susie Weller from the University of Southampton and Dr Emma Davidson and Professor Lynn Jamieson from the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships. It is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council as part of a package of research by the National Centre for Research Methods.

In this website you can find more detailed information about the project, and also follow regular blogs by the team and guest contributors on our exploration into qualitative longitudinal data analysis and working with large qualitative and / or secondary data.

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Research team blog 3: Case Histories in Qualitative Longitudinal Research, 6th & 7th October 2016

Susie and I were delighted to have been invited to the University of Sussex this week to talk about our project at an NCRM event on case histories. Organised by case study experts, Rachel Thomson and Julie McLeod, the event brought together an international and interdisciplinary group of researchers working with, and negotiating, ‘cases’ in qualitative …

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Forthcoming event: Approaches to Analysing Qualitative Data, 18th October 2016

On the 18th October 2016 we will be hosting a seminar at The Foundling Museum in London, ‘Approaches to Analysing Qualitative Data: Archaeology as a Metaphor for Method’. The seminar will ask the question, how can we ‘dig down’, and where do we dig, to get an analytic grip when working with large and complex bodies of …

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