Interviews Part 2: During the interview

This is the second part of a blog post series on qualitative interviews, the first part on developing interview questions is here. This series is a result of a conversation with a friend and colleague who was asking for some suggestions over lunch. We had a chat about it, and I went away and had … Continue reading Interviews Part 2: During the interview

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.

What should be included in a research methods course, but is often left out?

Over the last couple of weeks, I've had conversations with people about the content of research methods courses at universities. The main question seems to be what needs to be included to make it a good course? The answer may differ for an undergraduate course compared to a postgraduate one, though I think there are still some … Continue reading What should be included in a research methods course, but is often left out?