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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.
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
The other night, I was having a chat to my father about research and methods. He is an academic in engineering, and very much a positivist. I really enjoy discussions with him about research methods and measurement because he approaches thing from such a different perspective. One of the things I love is that even … Continue reading The Importance of the Research Question (and how to discover yours)