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Literature Review

Thematic Analysis: How to find meaning in my data

Summary Braun, V., & Clarke, V. (2006). Using thematic analysis in psychology. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 3, 77–101. Braun and Clarke consider Thematic Analysis as a foundational method of qualitative analysis Thematic analysis is flexible and accessible Independent of theory Compatible with both essentialist and constructionist paradigms “Reports experiences, Read more…

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Interview Methods: Reviewing the recommendations

Summary McNamara, C. (2009). General guidelines for conducting research interviews. Retrieved December 1, 2017, from McNamara suggests 8 steps for preparing for the interview Choosing an appropriate setting Explain interview purpose Clarify confidentiality terms Explain format Let the participant know how long it will take Give the participant your Read more…

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Focus Groups: In Person or Online?

Summary Plummer, P. (2017a). Focus group methodology. Part 1: Design considerations. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 24(7), 287–301. Focus on a specific topic and discussion is facilitated by a moderator. Focus groups allow for insights into the ideas, attitudes, understanding and perceptions, vocabulary, and thinking patterns of group Read more…

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Organizational Learning: Research Contributing to Organizational Learning

Summary Dodgson, M. (1993). Organizational learning: A review of some literatures. Organization Studies,14(3), 375–394. Organizational Learning is essential to organizational development. While the benefits of organizational learning are positive, it sometimes involves negative outcomes, that can then be learned from. Organizational learning involves recognizing the role of individual learning, and valuing Read more…

Literature Review

Collaborative Participatory Approach: How does it fit into my research?

Summary ​Trickett, E. J., & Espino, S. L. (2004). Collaboration and social inquiry: Multiple meanings of a construct and it’s role in creating useful and valid knowledge. American Journal of Community Psychology, 34(1/2), 14–69. Often, Lewin is credited with the birth of the perspective as he felt that traditional approaches were Read more…