The Zoom Room: a very short story.

What a workshop I ran today. Four different levels of understanding and experience in the Zoom room, three different versions of the software being used – one of which I had never seen or used before. Lots of questions steering the session in different directions from the outset. By 11am, I was tired, insecure about … Continue reading The Zoom Room: a very short story.

Insights from being an online research participant

In the first half of last year, I agreed to be a participant in a research project where I was interviewed online. I found the experience interesting, eye opening, and learned so much from it. Here, I wanted to present my thoughts and experience, rather than what I learned, because I think that everyone will … Continue reading Insights from being an online research participant

Thoughts on qualitative research software training

I have written and rewritten this post over a dozen times over the last year, but it's time to hit "publish". My main point, in case you don't want to read the full post, is this: who you hire to train you matters. Their skill set, their experience on a topic, it matters. You wouldn't … Continue reading Thoughts on qualitative research software training

Text Searching in Qualitative Research

I was running a workshop today, and talking about the context in which I use a text search query in NVivo, so thought I would share it here in case others find it useful. The caveat here, as usual is that this is not for ALL research, just the majority that I see when I … Continue reading Text Searching in Qualitative Research