Category Archive: Guest post

Jun 26

Guest blog # 10: Dr Georgia Philip: Working with qualitative longitudinal data

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Georgia Philip, a Senior Research Associate in the School of Social Work, at the University of East Anglia, writes today’s insightful post. Georgia has expertise in the areas of: fathers, gender and care, qualitative and feminist research, the feminist ethics of care, parenting interventions and family policy. In this post, Georgia reflects on the challenges …

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Mar 29

Guest blog # 9: Virginia Morrow: The ethics of secondary data analysis

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We are excited to have a blog this week by Ginny Morrow, Deputy Director of Young Lives. This is an incredible study of childhood poverty which, over the last 15 years, has followed the lives of 12,000 children in Ethiopia, India (in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana), Peru and Vietnam. The aim of …

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Feb 06

Guest blog # 8: Dr Sarah Wilson: Using qualitative secondary analysis as a tool of critical reflexivity

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Our guest post today is by Sarah Wilson, a Senior Lecturer in Sociology in the School of Applied Social Science at the University of Stirling. Sarah’s research interests are in the sociology of families, relationships and personal life, with a methodological focus on developing visual, audial and artistic qualitative research. In this post, Sarah reflects on her qualitative secondary …

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Jan 16

Guest post #7, Dr Gregor Wiedemann: Computer-assisted text analysis beyond words

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Dr Gregor Wiedemann works in the Natural Language Processing Group at Leipzig University. He studied Political Science and Computer Science in Leipzig and Miami. In his research, he develops methods and workflows of text mining for applications in social sciences. In September 2016, he published the book “Text Mining for Qualitative Data Analysis in the Social …

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Dec 14

Guest post #6, Nick Emmel: Revisiting yesterday’s data today

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Today we welcome Dr Nick Emmel as our guest blogger. Nick has been investigating social exclusion and vulnerability in low-income communities in a city in northern England since 1999. The research discussed in this blog, Intergenerational Exchange, was an investigation of the care grandparents provide for their children. This was a part of Timescapes, the …

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Aug 01

Guest post #5, Sue Bellass: The challenges of multiple perspectival QL analysis

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  Our guest post today is by Sue Bellass, a PhD student in the School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and Social Sciences at the University of Salford. Her thesis, which she is due to submit in August, has been exploring how intergenerational families are affected by young onset dementia over time. In this post, Sue shares in detail …

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Jun 27

Guest post #4, Libby Bishop: Data from the past and for the future – Qualitative longitudinal data available at the UK Data Service

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We are pleased to have Dr Libby Bishop contribute as a guest blogger. Libby Bishop (Ph.D.) is Manager for Producer Relations at the UK Data Archive (University of Essex).  She provides support and training on data management to researchers and data producers, with specialisation in ethics of data use: consent, confidentiality, anonymization and secure access to data.  She also …

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Jun 08

Guest post #3, Prof Rachel Thomson: Case histories in QLR

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Rachel Thomson, Professor of Childhood & Youth Studies at the University of Sussex, writes our third guest post. Rachel is also one of the directors of the Sussex Humanities Lab. She has been involved in several qualitative longitudinal studies and has co-edited two special issues of the International Journal of Social Research Methodology on the …

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Apr 25

Guest post #2: Dr Fiona Shirani: Visual approaches in QLR

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Our second guest post is written by Dr Fiona Shirani, a Research Associate at Cardiff University. She will be leading a qualitative longitudinal work package as part of the interdisciplinary FLEXIS programme, which seeks to investigate how flexible energy systems can meet modern-day energy challenges. In this post, Fiona reflects on the intersection between QLR and visual methods, reflecting on both her current …

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Mar 09

Guest post #1, Dr Anna Tarrant: Reflections from the Men, Poverty and Lifetimes of Care study

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This is our first guest post, written by Dr Anna Tarrant. Anna is currently working as a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Research Fellow at the University of Leeds. She is leading a research project called ‘Men, poverty and lifetimes of care’ that qualitatively explores how men negotiate their care responsibilities in low-income localities. As part of the study she will …

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