‘‘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

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

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

Keep a research journal: It is important

Keeping a research journal can be a very powerful research tool. Many great minds and historical figures used to journal, including Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Charles Darwin, Thomas Edison and many more. Very few people I come across keep a research journal, they often don't even know about the concept. I want to share information … Continue reading Keep a research journal: It is important