Category: Guest post

Feb 26

Guest post#24: Dr Åsa Audulv: Be transparent (and proud) – How can we better describe the practice of qualitative longitudinal analysis?

Dr Åsa Audulv, lecturer in the Department of Nursing Science, Mid Sweden University, Sweden and School of Occupational Therapy, Dalhousie University, Canada has written today’s guest post. Åsa has conducted qualitative longitudinal research (QLR) into self-management among people with long-term health conditions. With colleagues she is currently working on a literature review of QLR methods …

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Feb 11

Guest blog #23: Prof Jane Gray: Working backwards and forwards across the data: Bringing together qualitative longitudinal datasets with different temporal gazes

 In our latest guest post, Jane Gray, Professor of Sociology at Maynooth University, Ireland, focuses on reconciling different temporalities when bringing together a data set  comprising retrospective life story narratives with a set of qualitative longitudinal interviews from a prospective panel study.  Jane has expertise in families, households and social change, as well as qualitative …

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Feb 11

Guest post#22: Dr Emily Stapley: Analysing young people’s experiences of coping with problems, difficult situations and feelings: An evolving approach to analysing qualitative longitudinal evaluation data

Dr Emily Stapley contributes today’s guest post. Emily is a Qualitative Research Fellow in the Evidence Based Practice Unit (EBPU) at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families and UCL. EBPU is a child and youth mental health research and innovation unit. The blog focuses on some of the ways in which Emily …

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Feb 06

Guest post#21: Dr Sarah Lewthwaite: Working in collaboration to develop the teaching of big qual analysis

Dr Sarah Lewthwaite, Research Fellow in the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) and Southampton Education School, University of Southampton, contributes today’s guest post. Sarah has expertise in the learning and teaching of advanced research methods, as well as, the intersections between critical theory, accessibility, new technologies and student experience in higher education. In …

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Jan 16

Guest post#20: Dr Irmak Karademir Hazır: Tracing changes in notions and practices of child feeding: a trajectory approach to qualitative longitudinal research

Today’s guest post is written by Dr Irmak Karademir Hazır, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the Department of Social Sciences, Oxford Brookes University, UK. In her post, Irmak outlines the trajectory approach she is currently using in her ethnographic and longitudinal research (BA/Leverhulme SRG) looking at the practices of foodwork (eating, cooking and feeding) in families …

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Dec 11

Guest post#19: Dr Elena Zaitseva: Navigating the landscape of qualitative data in surveys with automated semantic analysis

In today’s blog, Dr Elena Zaitseva, an Academic Research and Development Officer at the Teaching and Learning Academy, Liverpool John Moores University,  describes her search for a user-friendly instrument that enables researchers to get an overview of an entire data landscape. She uses the text analytics tool Leximancer to conduct automated semantic analysis of responses to …

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Oct 16

Guest post #18: Dr Joanna Fadyl: Seeing the changes that matter: QLR focused on recovery and adaptation

Dr Joanna Fadyl is a Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director of the Centre for Person Centred Research at Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand. Her expertise is in rehabilitation and disability. Here, she reflects on the experiences of the group of researchers who worked on the ‘TBI experiences study’ – Qualitative Longitudinal Research (QLR) …

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Aug 14

Guest post #17 Dr Daniel Turner: Can a computer do qualitative analysis?

This guest blog post is by Dr Daniel Turner, a qualitative researcher and Director of Quirkos, a simple and visual software tool for qualitative analysis. It’s based on collaborative research with Claire Grover, Claire Lewellyn, and the late Jon Oberlander at the Informatics department, University of Edinburgh with Kathrin Cresswell and Aziz Sheikh from the …

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Apr 24

Guest Post#16: Prof Rachel Thomson, Dr Sara Bragg and Dr Liam Berriman: Time, technology and documentation

In today’s guest post Rachel Thomson, Sara Bragg and Liam Berriman (University of Sussex) encourage us to reconsider the idea of archiving data as the end point of a study. Drawing on material from their new book Researching Everyday Childhoods: Time, Technology and Documentation in a Digital Age they argue that technological transformations have opened …

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Apr 16

Guest Post #15: Dr Ruth Patrick: Analytic strategies for working within and across cases in qualitative longitudinal research

Dr Ruth Patrick, Social Policy Researcher in the School of Law and Social Justice, University of Liverpool, contributes today’s guest post. Ruth’s research illustrates the ways in which qualitative longitudinal research can help us to understand popular and political narratives around poverty, welfare reform and austerity and lived experiences for those directly affected by recent …

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