Analyzing Qualitative Data & Writing a Research Report

Analyzing Qualitative Data & Writing a Research Report

To prepare for this Project: • Select three of the interviews posted as part of the shared activity in Unit 4 including your own. Read and re-read these. Once you feel you are ‘immersed’ in what the interviewees are saying, begin by annotating the interviews line by line in terms of concepts, issues and meanings, which emerge. • Follow the steps outlined in Braun and Clarke (2006) to complete a thematic analysis of the three interviews. You should focus on themes, which identify and discuss cultural influences on identity as presented by participants in the interviews. Your themes should emerge inductively from the data – try to avoid imposing your own views of cultural influences on the analysis. You might want to keep notes on your own views and how they shape your analysis process alongside doing the analysis. • Select some appropriate quotes from the interviews, which illustrate the themes you are extracting. • Review the literature on the influences of culture on identity development and maintenance To complete this Project: • This assignment requires that you write a 2000-word qualitative research report. You should refer to Howitt (2013, Chapter 14) in setting out your report in line with conventions for psychological research reports. Only the written sections count towards the word limit, references are not included. • You should include appendices, which detail the analysis you have done step by step on a selection of the data (e.g. one annotated interview, how you have translated annotations into themes, etc.). This does not count towards the 2000-word limit.