QRS International is facilitating a number of free workshops. Click on the link to register.
Situational Analysis Extending Grounded Theory
October 25, 2022 – 12 PM EDT | 5 PM BST
Adele E. Clarke University of California, San Francisco and Rachel Washburn Loyola Marymount University
Situational analysis is an extension of grounded theory for analyzing qualitative data including interview, ethnographic, historical, visual, and/or other discursive materials. It is especially useful for multi-site research, feminist and critical inquiry. Emphasis is on grasping often messy complexities in the data and understanding relations among the elements constitutive of the situation. This webinar will focus on the situational map. It can be used for initial project design and later revised in a flexible and iteratively responsive manner across the duration of the project.
Introduction to Thematic Analysis
November 29, 2022 – 1:30 PM EST | 6:30 PM GMT
Professor Virginia Braun, The University of Auckland, New Zealand, Dr Victoria Clarke, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
Virginia Braun and Victoria Clarke will provide an introduction to thematic analysis, with a particular focus on the reflexive approach they have developed, as a technique for analysing qualitative data. They will highlight some of the key characteristics and strengths of thematic analysis, and provide an overview of key phases in the analytic process. This webinar will be suitable both for researchers new to thematic analysis and those wishing to develop further skills in this method.
Narrative Portraits in Qualitative Research
December 8, 2022 – 12 PM EST | 5 PM GMT
Dr Edgar Rodríguez-Dorans, University of Salford
Narrative Portraits in Qualitative Research offers an analytical approach to qualitative data, inviting a close-up into a person’s narrated and embodied experience and arguing that one of the main research findings in qualitative research is the person themselves; their circumstances, and their life story. This webinar introduces four approaches to narrative portraiture: (1) a systematic approach to narrative analysis, (2) the use of phronesis in narrative portraiture, (3) the concept of ‘imagined portraits’ as a collaborative approach between visual arts and social sciences, and (4) the use of ‘performative portraits’ both as an analytic tool and product for research communication. This event will be suitable for those interested in narrative methods and qualitative research in health care, education, and the social sciences.