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Qualitative data analysis: Analytic hierarchy
Qualitative data analysis: Analytic hierarchy
06/01/2018hoangthuphuongPHD Journey
The analytic process requires three forms of activity: data management in which the raw data are reviewed, labelled, sorted and synthesised; descriptive accounts in which the analyst makes use of the ordered data to identifying key dimensions, map the range and diversity of each phenomenon and develop classifications and typologies; and explanatory accounts in which the analyst builds explanations about why the data take the forms that are found and presented.

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USING FRAMEWORK FOR DESCRIPTIVE ANALYSIS
USING FRAMEWORK FOR DESCRIPTIVE ANALYSIS
06/01/2018hoangthuphuongPHD Journey
Using Framework to define elements and constructs, refine categories and classify data involves the analyst in understanding 'what is happening' within a single subtopic - that is, within a column on a thematic chart.

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Qualitative Data Analysis: Establishing typologies
Qualitative Data Analysis: Establishing typologies
06/01/2018hoangthuphuongPHD Journey
To identify the relevant dimensions of a typology. Lazarsfield and Barton (1951) describe this as the 'dimensions which underlie the discrimination' made by the typology. For this, it is important for the analyst to have a strong familiarity with the data set and that tasks further down the analytic hierarchy, such as identifying the elements of a phenomenon and refining categories, have been completed.

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Qualitative Data Analysis: Explanatory accounts
Qualitative Data Analysis: Explanatory accounts
06/01/2018hoangthuphuongPHD Journey
Associative analysis is a lucrative form of qualitative data investigation as it almost invariably brings a deeper understanding of the subject under review. Such analyses involve finding links or connections between two or more phenomena. These connections may be in the form of linkages between one or more sets of phenomena, or attachments to subgroups. This section describes how such connections are identified and then verified.

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Qualitative data analysis: Analysing group data
Qualitative data analysis: Analysing group data
06/01/2018hoangthuphuongPHD Journey
The principles, processes and outputs described above relate to all forms of qualitative analysis concerned with interpreting meaning, irrespective of the type of data collection methods used. But there are some additional features that need to be considered when data have been collected through group discussions rather than individual interviews. We briefly consider these below.

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Writing up a PhD
Writing up a PhD
30/01/2018hoangthuphuongPHD Journey
Writing up a PhD can often take place in a frenzy of activity in the last few months of your degree study, after years of hard work. But there are some steps that you can take to increase your chances of success.

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12 Tips To Overcome Writers block for PhD students.
12 Tips To Overcome Writers block for PhD students.
30/01/2018hoangthuphuongPHD Journey
It is amazing how much relief can be found in having a name for an” ailment” such as a writer’s block. As weeks had gone by without any significant progress on my proposal, I began to think that there was something profoundly wrong with me. Maybe I was not smart enough for a PhD, or not cut out for research. We all have those worries in our minds, don’t we?

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Websites with tips and advice on Phd journey
Websites with tips and advice on Phd journey
30/01/2018hoangthuphuongPHD Journey
Possibly the best guide to the PhD, it has clarity , purpose and is easily readable making it a book that you can both study but also dip into as you go through the PhD journey. If you are thinking about doing a PhD then this will give real practical insight before you take the plunge.

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KEY PISTEMOLOGICAL STANCES
KEY PISTEMOLOGICAL STANCES
24/03/2018hoangthuphuongPHD Journey
How it is possible to know about the world

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KEY ONTOLOGICAL STANCES
KEY ONTOLOGICAL STANCES
24/03/2018hoangthuphuongPHD Journey
The nature of the world and what we can know about it

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Approaches to collecting qualitative data
Approaches to collecting qualitative data
24/03/2018hoangthuphuongPHD Journey
Approaches to collecting qualitative data can be divided into two very broad groups: * naturally occurring data * generate data through the interventions of the research

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Traditions and approaches within qualitative analysis
Traditions and approaches within qualitative analysis
24/03/2018hoangthuphuongPHD Journey
Unlike quantitative analysis, there are no clearly agreed rules or procedures for analysing qualitative data. Approaches to analysis vary in terms of basic epistemological assumptions about the nature of qualitative enquiry and the status of researchers' accounts .

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Computer-assisted qualitative methods
Computer-assisted qualitative methods
24/03/2018hoangthuphuongPHD Journey
Weitzman (2000) provides the most up-to-date categorisation of CAQDAS software, building upon earlier work with Miles (cited above), which categorises software into five types:

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How to... write a literature review
How to... write a literature review
17/05/2018hoangthuphuongPHD Journey
To write a literature review, you must first decide what form the review will take – descriptive or a critical assessment. You need to look at the relationships between different views and draw out key themes, and you must structure it appropriately. See our 4 Step Guide to Writing a Literature Review to find out more.

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How to demonstrate Significant Contribution & Original Study in your PhD Thesis
How to demonstrate Significant Contribution & Original Study in your PhD Thesis
06/11/2018hoangthuphuongPHD Journey
A PhD is an original piece of research. Thus, you should be able to demonstrate that the research topic you chose has not been studied before, or that you are taking a new perspective on a previously studied topic.[1]

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