ATTENTION: MORE VIDEOS IN THE SERIES WILL BE ADDED TO THIS POST OVER COMING WEEKS
This post will provide links to a videos that form a series that I hope will help people grappling with the many challenges of analysing qualitative data. Analysis is, to me, by far the hardest but also most rewarding part of research.
One thing I have learned over the many years is that there are no short cuts! Good analysis has to take time. Lots of time. Time with your data. So you won’t find tips and strategies for a quick outcome or cutting corners.
I have tried to focus on ideas that are relatively simple to grasp but profound in their implications, while avoiding areas that are covered extensively in textbooks and methods literature. The videos are relatively short, and I will embed pictures of any slides that appear in the videos here.
Video 1: The messy history of working with concepts or theory in qualitative analysis
You can view qual analysis video 1 on youtube.
I chose this one first because it sets the scene for a process that is focused on you, the analyst, and how concepts or theoretical ideas can change what you can see in and do with your data. It doesn’t get into technical ideas about processes of applying theory. Instead it talks through what I have experienced many times now in the hard slog of coming to understand a concept, what it can do for you and what you can do with it in a particular project.
Here is the slide: