Category: Guest post

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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Dec 19

Guest Post #14: Prof Jane Millar and Prof Tess Ridge: Following families

In today’s guest post Jane Millar and Tess Ridge, draw on some of the insights gleaned from their qualitative longitudinal study, The family work project: earning and caring in low-income households. The latest phase – following up 15 of the original families – was completed in early 2017, and published as Work and relationships over time …

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Dec 04

Guest Post #13: Prof Bren Neale: Research Data as Documents of Life

Bren Neale is Emeritus Professor of Life course and Family Research (University of Leeds, School of Sociology and Social Policy, UK) and a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (elected in 2010). Bren is a leading expert in Qualitative Longitudinal (QL) research methodology and provides training for new and established researchers throughout the UK …

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Nov 08

Guest Post #12: Dr Sian Lincoln and Dr Brady Robards, Facebook timelines: Young people’s growing up narratives online

Sian Lincoln (Liverpool John Moores University) and Brady Robards (Monash University) contribute today’s insightful post. Sian, Reader in Communication, Media and Youth Culture, has interests in contemporary youth and youth cultures, social network sites and identity, and ethnography. Brady, a Lecturer in Sociology, has interests in the use of social media and methods involving social …

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Sep 18

Guest blog #11: Dr Rebecca Taylor: The challenges of computer assisted data analysis for distributed research teams working on large qualitative projects

Our guest post today is by Rebecca Taylor, Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Southampton. Her research focuses on conceptualising work, particularly unpaid forms of work, understanding individuals’ working lives and careers, and work in different organisations and sectors. She has over 10 years’ experience of conducting qualitative longitudinal research on studies such as: …

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Jun 26

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

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

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

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

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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