Tag Archive for ‘methodology’

The Research Companion

by Petra Boynton 10 years ago I published a book called ‘The Research Companion’. It was based on talks and teaching I’d been doing with social scientists and healthcare staff that were supposed to be about the ‘how to’s’ of… Read More ›

Devouring your data

As someone who only a year ago was drowning in the mountains of interview transcripts that I was (stupidly) somewhat surprised to find that longitudinal qualitative interviewing had produced, this post by patter offering advice on ‘devouring your data’ really… Read More ›

Social Theory as Optometry

The notion of philosophical under-labouring has been integral to the development of critical realism. It is, as Roy Bhaskar puts it, what critical realist philosophy most characteristically does. The metaphor comes from John Locke but it is deployed in a way that criticises Locke’s philosophical… Read More ›

Do you have quotitis?

This is a common disease amongst qualitative researchers. One which, though I occasionally suffer from it myself, nonetheless irritates me when I read other people’s work. But what is it? Nick Hopwood explains: Quotitis is a common disease among qualitative… Read More ›