January 3, 2018
Articles on qualitative methods
This series aims to introduce qualitative methods and some of the main approaches in collecting qualitative data.
Why qualitative research?
There are lies, damn lies, and statistics It's easy to knock statistics for being misleading, or even misused to support spurious findings. In fact, there seems to be a growing backlash at the...
What is a Qualitative approach
The benefit of
December 8, 2017
How do you actually analyse qualitative data? How do you turn the results from your research into findings that can answer your research questions?
Analysing qualitative data requires drawing meaning from it, and getting to some higher level of interpretation than reading the data at face value. This is the process that can seem difficult for newcomers to qualitative techniques, or those used to quantitative methods where the
November 23, 2017
If you are doing inductive coding or grounded theory, your coding framework can get complex, quickly. If you have hundreds of codes, they can become difficult to mangage which can slow down your coding - the part of your analysis you want as efficient and effective as possible so you can focus on identifying bigger trends.
Fortunately, this is what qualitative analysis software is best at - and whether you are using Nvivo, Atlas.ti or
November 9, 2017
It’s easy to get seduced by the excitement of primary data collection, and plan your qualitative research around methods that give you rich data from face-to-face contact with participants. But some research questions may be better illustrated or even mostly answered by analysis of existing documents.
This ‘desk-based’ research often doesn’t seem as fun, but can provide a very important wider context that
October 26, 2017
Quirkos is now 3 years old!
To celebrate, we’re taking a break from our regular programming of qualitative method posts to remind everyone why Quirkos is the best qualitative analysis software around...
1. All the colours!
Obviously I’m going to start with the most important features first. Some qualitative analysis software restricts you to only 8 colours when customising your themes. Quirkos lets you choose from 16