#QualChat: A Tweetchat on qualitative research.

I have been thinking about hosting a tweetchat on qualitative research for some time now, but resisted because I consider myself more of a qualitative enthusiast, rather than an expert. However, upon reflection, I’ve decided it doesn’t matter. I don’t believe that there is a “right” way to do qualitative research and I’m not personally … Continue reading #QualChat: A Tweetchat on qualitative research.

‘‘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

You were planning on in-person data collection? This might help.

I’d just finished a three-part blog series on interviews (the before, during and after), and was about to post the first one, when I thought, but will people even be interviewing right now? And then I saw Pat Thomson’s important post about the impact of the pandemic on PhD students. I have to admit, the … Continue reading You were planning on in-person data collection? This 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