Analysing Qualitative Data

Years: 1,2,3


This session will consider and discuss a range of issues relative to the micro-analysis of qualitative data.

Using example data throughout, issues covered will include the analyst's perspective (the aims and nature of their engagement with the data), coding systems, how to choose extracts for analysis in a systematic fashion, the meaning and importance of interpretation, generalizing from qualitative findings and various write-up issues, including the relationship between the analysis and discussion sections of a qualitative report and the creation of impact.

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Indicative Student Feedback for this Session

Thanks - great session. Presented with lots of enthusiasm and very well paced. The slides were helpfully generic - inclusive enough to accommodate many different sorts of projects/theses - yet you also spent a good amount of time addressing our individual and idiosyncratic questions.
- Univ. of East Anglia; Creative Writing

This has been extremely helpful, well organised and explained. I feel that all the messed up data in my head can actually be neatly organised and analysed now! Many thanks for your efforts.
- Goldsmiths

I can't thank you enough…for such an insightful course. You have such a down to earth accessible approach – it has distilled some of the more complex [qualitative] concepts into something tangible. Thank you! I will be referring and referring again to the session [recording] and the materials used.
- Kent

This is such…excellent training, I love how every point given is supported with examples to clarify. I’m reading now about analysis but I have struggled with the way qualitative analysis is explained in an abstract manner in books and articles, but this training gave me a very practical and easy way to do analysis. Plus the positive way this training was delivered is really encouraging - it is so wonderful to listen to someone who is truly passionate about their work! Thank you so much and I hope to get the chance to join other training sessions with you.
- Essex

Thank you. The session was clear, engaging, and enthusiastic, and listening to you reminded me why I love qualitative research. Having never received much formal training on qualitative analysis, and feeling as though I have muddled my way through in previous work, I now have a much clearer idea of what a systematic and rigorous analysis should look like and how to get there.
- City

The Vitae Researcher Development Framework

This session maps on to Domain A of the Vitae Framework: Knowledge and intellectual abilities which includes the sub-domain areas of:

  • A1: Knowledge base
  • A2: Cognitive abilities
  • A3: Creativity
The Vitae Researcher Development Framework