In qualitative analysis it is important not to take your data for granted, not to assume its surface meanings are the only meanings, or even the most appropriate ones to work with. In this workshop we will share principles and analytical questions that you can use to take a sophisticated approach to data. While taking a critical and reflective stance to your data is good for intellectual hygiene and methodological rigour, it can also be unsettling and destabilising. In this workshop we will look at examples of documentary and interview data where surface meanings need to be troubled, applying specific techniques to uncover important features and meanings. Participants will work with examples of real data, before focusing on their own data in order to discover what it is really and most powerfully evidence of.
(3 hrs, 1000-1300 AEST)
Presenter by - Nick Hopwood, University of Technology Sydney.