Vic(toria) Clarke 🦄 👩‍🦽🏳️‍🌈 Profile picture
Psychologist, qualitative methodologist, #thematicanalysis ninja, research on sexuality & gender, difference & social justice. Views my own. She/her, they/them.
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Oct 5, 2018 10 tweets 3 min read
1/10 For those of you learning about or having a go at #thematicanalysis for the first time, & particularly the TA approach developed by me & @ginnybraun (which is quite diff from others), I want to share some thoughts on coding in our approach, & tips for learning to code well. 2/10 One thing to avoid when you're reading data is starting to think about themes straight away & use coding to identify themes in the data. Our approach involves building themes from codes, so themes happen later in the process. Make a note of your ideas & put them aside.
Oct 4, 2018 13 tweets 4 min read
After reading a lot of student dissertations/theses recently - some thoughts on writing discussion sections/chapters in qual reports, & particularly reports of #thematicanalysis. Often the trickiest part of a diss as we have run out of steam & have no idea what to say! Discussions (conventional ones at least) are tricky because they are both formulaic (evaluate the study, make suggestions for future research) and also very open - there's lots of scope to choose what to focus on beyond the expected content. Some things to avoid first.
Oct 1, 2018 11 tweets 5 min read
1/10 For those of you teaching #thematicanalysis and #qualitativemethods or learning about these - here are some resources @ginnybraun and I have put together. First, check out our textbook Successful qualitative research:… 2/10 The companion website for SQR had lots of resources for teaching & learning - data-sets, including an audio-recording of a focus group, examples of research materials, flip card glossary, MCQs, links to readings...:…
Jul 20, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
1/3 Hey Twitter with my lovely UWE colleagues @NikkiHayfield & @paulredford & others I'm producing some online resources for research methods teaching, some of which will be open access. 3 questions for you. 1) For personal study use would you prefer narrated PowerPoints or... 2/3 or person talking to camera. 2) If you were going to use these resources in teaching - narrated slides or person to camera. 3) Longer lectures - like the ones I've posted on my YouTube channel recently or lecturers divided into shorter - say 20 mins - chunks? And again...
Jul 5, 2018 10 tweets 3 min read
Ten tweets on why @ginnybraun and I find the language of 'themes emerged' so problematic in #thematicanalysis and how else can you write about your themes and how they were developed, if they don't emerge from data like bubbles rising to the top of a champagne glass? 2/10 Two main reasons why we find themes emerged or emerging so problematic - 1) it implies that the themes pre-exist the analysis and are waiting in the data for the researcher to find them. We'd call this a discovery orientation to analysis - reflected in terms like 'findings'.