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Writing-up Qualitative Research

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20 November 2015


Writing-up Qualitative Research

Looks at a range of issues that need thinking about when writing up qualitative research. These include: getting started, free-writing, organization – chronological, thematic etc. – focus, drop files, getting feedback, details, tightening up, style, conclusions and editing. This was a lecture given to postgraduate (graduate) students at the University of Huddersfield as part of a course on Qualitative Data Analysis.

To learn more about social research methods you might be interested in this new, inexpensive, postgraduate, distance learning course: MSc Social Research and Evaluation. The course is delivered entirely via the Internet. http://sre.hud.ac.uk/

Becker, H. S. (1986). Writing for Social Scientists: How to Start and Finish your Thesis, Book or Article. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press.

Elbow, P. (1981) Writing with Power: Techniques for Mastering the Writing Process. New York: Oxford University Press

Wolcott, H. F. (2009) Writing up qualitative research (3rd ed.). Newbury Park, Calif. ; London: Sage.


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