Tag: computer-assisted methods

Mar 21

Post#27: Dr Emma Davidson, Justin Chun-ting Ho and Prof Lynn Jamieson: Computational text analysis using R in Big Qual data: lessons from a feasibility study looking at care and intimacy

Today’s post is written by Dr Emma Davidson, and her colleagues Justin Chun-ting Ho and Professor Lynn Jamieson in Sociology at the University of Edinburgh. The blog considers the potentials and pitfalls of using R, a tool for computational text analysis, to get an overview of a large volume of qualitative data and to identify areas of salience …

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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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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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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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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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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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