Category Archives: Qualitative Research

Much Ado About ‘Discussion’ 2

Notice that when you rushed things, instead of falling in place together, everything seem to be falling apart. Hu..hu..hu..it’s normal for me – bila nak cepat, lagi bertambah lambat lagi ada. Huwaaa… Anyway, I thought the stress and ‘keseksaan’ of … Continue reading

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Choosing an Examiner

One of the good thing about being home recently was the chance to meet my associate supervisor Dr NAH. She had browsed through my findings chapters and highlight an important aspect of the thesis and thus, in my choice of examiners. I … Continue reading

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Data Analysis 5 – NVivo again…

I have noticed that NVivo is causing several complications for some of my colleagues. In fact to tell you the truth, I was initially bogged down with the software. A lot of people thought that the software is supposed to … Continue reading

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Data Analysis 4 – Circles & Time

I guess it’s normal to go in circles in research. To go back and forth. To go here and there, left and right. Or to get totally lost at times, before eventually, achieving the main aim i.e. to have the research come … Continue reading

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Data Analysis 3 – Approaching The Data

After a few weeks reviewing a bulk of literature on qualitative data analysis techniques and mechanics, I found myself overwhelmed and lost. And I thought transcribing the interviews was hard work, but I was apparently wrong! This was even harder. … Continue reading

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Data Analysis 2 – Juggling Jargon

Seriously, there are just too many things on my mind, half are not even PhD related. And with the children back at school, I am actually exhausted from running around from one school to another. At the moment (still in … Continue reading

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Data Analysis 1 – NVivo

After sitting on my raw data for three weeks, it’s time to face the facts – that they will remain ‘raw’ unless I started ‘cooking’ them.  Just for the record – ‘raw data’ here means, a whole lot of information … Continue reading

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