Tag Archive: timescapes

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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Nov 14

Research team blog 5: Time in Timescapes

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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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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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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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Mar 07

Research team blog 1: Getting started

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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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