What are the 'rules' of dissertation writing? They almost certainly differ between fields. In the visual arts, for example, a dissertation would almost certainly include text as well as images, textiles, design elements of a certain shape and form. In Mathematics, a dissertation would have to include mathematical 'language' and forms as well as more … Continue reading To keep, to break or to make the ‘rules’… that is a question
This post follows on from last week's post on the iterative process of doing qualitative data analysis. Last week I wrote a more general musing on the challenges inherent in doing qualitative analysis; this week's post is focused more on the 'tools' or processes I used to think and work my way through my iterative process. … Continue reading Iterativity in data analysis: part 2
This post is a 2-parter and follows on from last week's post about generating data. The one thing I did not know, at all, during my PhD was that qualitative data analysis is a lot more complex, messy and difficult than it looks. I had never done a study of this magnitude or duration before, so … Continue reading Iterativity in data analysis: part 1
I'm thinking about data again - mostly because I am still in the process of collecting/gathering/generating it for my postdoctoral research. I had a conversation with a colleague at a conference I went to recently who talks about 'generating' his data - colleagues of mine in my PhD group use this term too - but … Continue reading Data: collecting, gathering or generating?