‘‘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.

Stuck on your analysis? These ideas might help

As researchers, we all get stuck or feel blocked within the research process at some point (or multiple points). I was talking with a friend recently who was stuck at the analysis stage. I thought, given some people will be working on their research over the break, it might be useful to write down some … Continue reading Stuck on your analysis? These ideas might help

Important lessons from my mentor

Professor Supriya Singh's office wall, all of her books to date. Last week, my mentor, supervisor, colleague and close friend, Professor Supriya Singh retired. I have worked with her on and off for almost 16 years. She gave me my start in research and a great deal of what I teach others is a direct … Continue reading Important lessons from my mentor