Category: Research team post

Nov 14

Research team blog 5: Time in Timescapes

It is obvious to state that time is the most important aspect of qualitative longitudinal research since it affords a rich insight into the phenomena being studied as it evolves. Yet throughout our project, time has been one of the most difficult aspects of the data on which to get an analytical ‘grip’. Time matters – …

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Nov 08

Research team blog 4: Approaches to Analysing Qualitative Data: Archaeology as a Metaphor for Method, 18th October 2016

Today we would like to share the videos from our NCRM seminar on ‘Approaches to Analysing Qualitative Data’, where we presented our ongoing work alongside Professor Emeritus Clive Seale and Professor Maria Tamboukou. In the seminar we used the metaphor of archaeology to think about how can we ‘dig down’, and where do we dig, …

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Oct 11

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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Jul 26

Research team blog 2: NCRM Research Festival

We recently had the pleasure of presenting our work at the 7th ESRC Research Methods Festival, hosted by the University of Bath. And what an event it was! Over three days we joined social scientists from a huge range of disciplines and sectors and at different points in their research careers. It was great to find …

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Mar 07

Research team blog 1: Getting started

Susie and I both began working on the project as part-time research fellows at the end of May 2015. Now as we go into our tenth month we would like to share with you some of the key pieces of work completed so far. Our first few months were spent conducting the usual organisational activities …

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Mar 07

Welcome to the project

Welcome to the ‘Working Across Qualitative Longitudinal Studies’ blog. Here you will be able to follow our research process, the team discussions (and debates) and our findings as they evolve. We are very aware that accounts of qualitative research – especially the process of data management and analysis – are often sanitised by the time …

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