Top 5 qualitative blog posts from 2020

  It’s been a strange one, but there’s no excuse for missing end of year traditions, such as the electrifying countdown of the top qualitative blog posts of the year! With over 150 articles and counting, our blog is a fantastic resource for learning qualitative methods, analysis and software tools like Quirkos, and is read by hundreds of thousands of people a year. This also makes it a bit of a chore to flip through, so without

Quirkos 2.4 is released!

    We are excited to announce the release of Quirkos 2.4! This free update brings a number of improvements, bugfixes and new features, and is available from today. It includes a major speed bump for global users of Quirkos Cloud, improved search and new ways to recode themes.   The main difference is behind the scenes, as Quirkos Cloud now has expanded to a global network of servers located across the world. Previously,

CAQDAS Network Talk

    Facilitating Qualitative Analysis with CAQDAS   Webinar recording from the University of Surrey CAQDAS network seminar series   You can find the slides from the talk on 'Facilitating Qualitative Analysis with CAQDAS' here!   The blog posts linked at the end of the slide are:   Collaborative coding of qualitative data and Collaboration, data analysis and ethics     Here's a quick

Qualitative research design (and planning)

When many people think of ‘research design’, they think of choosing methods or a methodology. But the design for a qualitative project should also consider existing research, epistemology, how you are going to recruit, and analyse the data from the methods you choose. This guide will take you step by step though all the different parts you should consider.     First of all, you didn’t decide to do qualitative research

Introducing Discourse Analysis for Qualitative Research

Qualitative research often focuses on what people say: be that in interviews, focus-groups, diaries, social media or documents. Qualitative researchers often try to understand the world by listening to how people talk, but it can be really revealing to look at not just what people say, but how. Essentially this is the how discourse analysis (DA) can be used to examine qualitative data. Discourse is the complete system by which people