Read – Chapters, Journal Articles, and Research Blogs: Find top research articles to cite and enrich your reading with your ready-made bibliography of qualitative research from SAGE books, journals, and other credible sources. Use the discussion questions online to practice thinking critically about research.
13.1 The dynamics of interviewing
Catherine Cassell, a management researcher, shows that the interview involves considerable ‘identity work’.
Q. How does this ‘identity work’ contribute to more effective and culturally responsive research?
13.2 The impact of transcription
Qualitative research usually involves careful recording and transcription. This paper discusses the practical and theoretical choices you make when you transcribe your data.
Q. How do the choices you make around transcription impact how you interpret your data?
13.3 Writing fieldnotes
In this paper, Sarah Condell looks at how she made fieldnotes in a study of nursing:
Q. Would you approach fieldnotes differently if you were working in a different field? If so, how?
13.4 Blog research
Since 1999, blogs have become a significant part of online culture. In this paper, Nicholas Hookway considers how you can treat the ‘blogosphere’ as data.
Q. What ethical issues should you consider if you use blog data in your research?