Category Archives: empirical analysis

from description to analysis – a revision strategy

PhDers are often told by their supervisors that their work needs to move from description to analysis. But what does this mean?  Have you just wasted your time doing all that describing? Well, in short, no. The good news is … Continue reading

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three stages of empirical analysis

It is often helpful to think about data analysis as needing at least two – and often three – stages.   Stage One: Descriptive.  What is there here? A summary of the data is generated – for example through thematisation of interview transcripts … Continue reading

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