1 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.

23.1 Revising data chapters

In this fascinating paper, based on her study of music education, Kathryn Roulston reviews the problems she discovered in her first research report and shows how she revised her data analysis with striking results.

Roulston, K. (2001). Data analysis and ‘theorizing as ideology.’ Qualitative Research1(3), 279–302.

Q. How do you think you could address issues in your research through a re-analysis of your data?

Q. How could a re-analysis reveal an alternative view or new research findings?

23.2 Writing up chaotic data

Based on her fieldwork in Bali, Pam Nilan examines the problems involved in writing up the research from messy and chaotic data sets.

Nilan, P. (2002). `Dangerous fieldwork’ re-examined: the question of researcher subject position. Qualitative Research2(3), 363–386.

Q. Based on Pam Nilan’s experiences, how do you think the circumstances in which data is collected can affect the analysis and writing stages?

Q. What approach would you take when trying to write an account from messy data?

23.4 Good Report Writing

On this website you will find a range of resources on good social science writing:

Good Essay Writing: A Social Sciences Guide – Companion Website

Q. Which sections of your project are you most worried about writing, and what three main tips can you take from these resources to help you?