‘‘Research has to happen ‘somewhere’’ – a guide to situating qualitative research

This blog was written by Sydney Church, a qualitative research consultant currently based in Cape Town, South Africa. She is available for remote work globally and you can contact her on sydneychurch01@gmail.com or through her Twitter @SlowFindings. I recently consulted a company conducting a mixed methods evaluation on best practice for qualitative analyses. Qualitative research … Continue reading ‘‘Research has to happen ‘somewhere’’ – a guide to situating qualitative research

It’s a pandemic, but it’s different for each of us: This is why a research journal is so important right now.

Even though we are collectively going through a pandemic, we are not going through the same pandemic. The situation in different countries and cities is unique, each leader is handling it in their own unique way. I know here in Melbourne, we had relatively low numbers to start, lockdown ended after six weeks, things were … Continue reading It’s a pandemic, but it’s different for each of us: This is why a research journal is so important right now.

Interviews Part 2: During the interview

This is the second part of a blog post series on qualitative interviews, the first part on developing interview questions is here. This series is a result of a conversation with a friend and colleague who was asking for some suggestions over lunch. We had a chat about it, and I went away and had … Continue reading Interviews Part 2: During the interview

Developing questions for a semi-structured interview

This post came about after a conversation with a colleague and friend who was asking for some ideas on how to develop questions for a semi-structured interview. I provided some ideas and later that day wrote some more things down I thought were worth considering. This three-part series is what came out of that conversation. … Continue reading Developing questions for a semi-structured interview