Research

Selection of The Best Research Approach

Selection of a Research Approach

The Selection of a Research Approach Research approaches are plans and procedures for research that span the steps from broad assumptions to detailed methods of data collection, analysis, and interpretation. This plan involves several decisions, and they need not be…

Thematic Analysis: Inductive vs Theoretical

Inductive vs theoretical thematic analysis Themes or patterns within data can be identified in one of two primary ways in thematic analysis: in an inductive or ‘bottom-up’ way (e.g., see Frith & Gleeson, 2004), or in a theoretical or deductive…

What Involves in Thematic Analysis?

Thematic Analysis The thematic analysis involves a number of choices that are often not made explicit (or are certainly typically not discussed in the method section of papers), but which need explicitly to be considered and discussed. In practice, these…

Pinning Down What Interpretative Analysis Actually Entails

Pinning down what interpretative analysis actually entails It is difficult to specify exactly what interpretative analysis actually entails, particularly as the specifics of it will vary from study to study. As a first step, we recommend looking at published examples…

What Makes Good Thematic Analysis?

What makes good thematic analysis? One of the criticisms of qualitative research from those outside the field is the perception that anything goes‟. For instance, this sentiment is echoed in the first sentence of Laubschagne‟s (2003) abstract: “For many scientists…