Tag: Big Qualitative Data

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 06

Guest post#21: Dr Sarah Lewthwaite: Working in collaboration to develop the teaching of big qual analysis

Dr Sarah Lewthwaite, Research Fellow in the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) and Southampton Education School, University of Southampton, contributes today’s guest post. Sarah has expertise in the learning and teaching of advanced research methods, as well as, the intersections between critical theory, accessibility, new technologies and student experience in higher education. In …

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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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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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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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Mar 07

Welcome to the project

Welcome to the ‘Working across qualitative longitudinal studies’ collection of guest blog posts contributed by experts in the field. We created this collection of blog posts for two reasons. First, we were conscious that accounts of data management and analysis in qualitative research are often sanitised by the time they reach academic journals. We were, …

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