Tips for conducting online interviews and focus groups for qualitative research

  Lockdowns and social distancing due to COVID-19 are currently changing the way that qualitative researchers collect data, and likely to do so for some time. The semi-structured (or unstructured) interview or focus group are two of the most popular qualitative methods, but are usually conducted in face-to-face settings. And while it is possible to move these meetings to virtual video or even telephone based interviews, these come with

Quirkos v2.3.1 now available

  We've released a minor bug fix release for our qualitative data analysis software Quirkos that addresses a couple of issues, and also adds a few little improvements for usability and comfort!   The first is a bug fix for a rare issue where long sessions would get logged out from their projects in Quirkos Cloud, and another that was causing issues if imported files contained strange text characters.   We've also updated

Reflexive journals in qualitative research

  It is common practice for researcher to keep a journal or diary during the research process, regardless of discipline or methodology. These are sometimes called reflexive diaries, self-reflexive journals, research journals or research diaries. They are all basically the same thing – a written (or verbal) record written by the researcher during the research process, detailing what they did and why.   Lincoln and Guba (1982)