Errordiary teaching: Qualitative Data Analysis

Teaching

Dr Dominic Furniss & Dr Sian Lindley

This session was part of the TUTOREM summer school 2012 and designed to give about 40 PhD students an introduction to Grounded Theory, experience of thematic analysis, and an overview of qualitative data analysis outputs and validity issues. The students really engaged with the exercise. Sharing the results of each group worked really well as they were all different but had similar aspects. This demonstrated the variance that exists in qualitative data analysis but also the shared patterns too, and it was a nice route into discussing validity issues. I did not cut out the individual rsdiary posts for the exercise but handed out sheets, I would recommend cutting them out so students can share and group them into different piles and themes.

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