This month, we thought it would be nice to engage in discussion about qualitative data analysis. As we all know, qualitative research is often used in educational research and provides an opportunity for researchers to explore phenomena that has never been explored before. Qualitative research often answers questions surrounding the experiences of individuals or a group of individuals and underlying reasons or motivations for phenomena.
What have been your personal experiences with qualitative research?
What type of qualitative analysis method are you using (or have used) to analyze your qualitative data?
Do you have any experience using data analysis software (such as NVIVO) to help analyze?
If so, what has that been like? How are your themes emerging and what have you had to troubleshoot during analysis?
Please share your experiences and connect with other Holmes Scholars, let's learn from one another!