Longitudinal qualitative studies

The video explains how longitudinal qualitative research is conducted, as well as the advantages and challenges of such research.

Engaging and retaining participants in a longitudinal qualitative study (Segment 2: Advantages of longitudinal qualitative studies).

1:    Why is it an advantage of qualitative longitudinal studies that they are prospective rather than retrospective?

2: Why is retaining the participants an important challenge in qualitative longitudinal studies?

Challenges in comparative research

Bernd Marin discusses comparative research (Segment 3: What methodology and tools would you suggest a student uses when comparing cases?).

The video describes different challenges related to comparability in comparative research, with an emphasis on quantitative studies.

1: Why is language important in comparative research?

2: Why is the meaning of measures a challenge in quantitative comparative research?


Digital social research

Digital social research: Centre for the Analysis of Social Media (CASM) (Segment 1: Digital social research).

The video describes the development and importance of social media and other types of big data in social research, as well as the growth of digital social research, which is also called computational social science.

1: Why is digital (computational) social research important in studies based on big data?

2: What is the meaning of ‘the datafication of social life’, and what is the implication of this for social science?