There are still places remaining in my February workshops. These workshops are for
Happy New Year! This is a particularly happy new year for me as I have a new job.
If you register and pay for one of my January courses before Christmas Day, I’ll give you £30 discount!
One week left! Don’t miss out on the early bird prices (save £20): deadline 11 December 2017.
I have worked in research for 20+ years and have a wealth of hands-on experience and anecdotes to share. Uniquely, the Grounded Theory course has a maximum of 10 places and the Interviewing Workshop a maximum of 6 places to facilitate interaction, discussion and questions, plus opportunities for one-to-one time with me.
I hope to see you there!
Dr Krysia Canvin
Over the years that I have been teaching and supervising students, one thing that it is clear is that students can become isolated and extremely anxious that they are the only person experiencing a particular issue in their research.
I am excited to announce the dates for 4 new workshops for February 2018. There are only 6 places available in each workshop.
I am pleased to announce the dates for 2 new courses for January 2018. There are only 10 places available on the Introduction to Grounded Theory course and places on the Qualitative Interviewing Workshop are limited to 6.
If you want to reserve a place on any or all of these sessions, you’ll need to act fast because registration closes tomorrow (Friday 17 November).
Seeing as Christmas is only a few weeks away, I’m extending the deadline for registration until 17 November.
Forgive the Hallowe’en themed pun, but I was thinking: you often see books and courses aimed at reducing the fear of statistical analysis, e.g. “Statistics for the Terrified,” but are people afraid of qualitative research? A quick search on Google turned up a blog post on managing fear and anxiety in qualitative analysis, but little else. The consensus seems to be that statistics are difficult and scary while qualitative research is woolly and fluffy: not words usually associated with fear (except perhaps for people with lanaphobia or lophobia). Perhaps this is due to the misconception that qualitative research is an ‘easy’ option or just an ‘add-on’ to the main (quantitative) study and the ‘real’ research. What makes me think that? Well, I’ve (often) heard people say things like:
“I’m just going to do a little qualitative study as well”
“Just identify some themes”
“Just pull out some quotes”
I have yet to hear someone say: “I’m just going to do a little quantitative study”, or “I’m just going to do some latent class analysis”.
What other misconceptions about qualitative research are out there?
“Qualitative research is just doing interviews or focus groups”
“Qualitative data are just stories”
“Qualitative interviews are just like conversations”
“Qualitative interviewing is just listening”
“Qualitative findings write themselves”
I’ll return to what makes these misconceptions at a later date, but in the meantime, what misconceptions have you heard? Is anyone terrified of qualitative research? Do let me know in the comments!