What can qualitative research tell us? This more advanced course covers the transition from interpretive analysis to writing up qualitative findings, showing how key themes can be extrapolated to form the structure of a written piece. It reviews different styles of writing, for different audiences, and includes examples from both academic and applied research.
This is an intermediate course run by the Social Research Association. It is essential that participants are already familiar with the principles and practice of thematic analysis, including data management and categorisation, or have attended the SRA qualitative analysis course. Without this foundation, participants will not get the full benefit of the day.
Focusing on developing explanations, drawing conclusions and writing up qualitative research findings, the course includes:
● explanation in qualitative research
● distillation of key themes and conclusions
● the challenge of qualitative reporting
● displaying qualitative evidence
● reviewing examples of qualitative writing.
● to build on participants existing experience of analyzing qualitative data
● to show how main themes can be identified and conclusions drawn
● to demonstrate different ways of making and illustrating qualitative arguments
● to examine and review different styles and conventions in the presentation of qualitative findings