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Thanks for the reply! You know, When I started to write, it was in the past tense. Halfway through, I noticed that some of the points sounded better in present tense. Now, I have past and present tense in the chapters :p.... I just wanted to see how others were approaching it. I'll stick with the past tense and keep it consistent.
I have a dumb question but I'm going to ask it anyway lol. I'm not sure about the tense to use when referring to participants' comments. For example, in my analytical chapters should I use: a) Sara states, contends, argues, etc.....OR
b) Sarah revealed that, shared, expressed, etc....
Please, any ideas would be helpful.
What you said makes a lot of sense. I was thinking of doing the same. My primary reservation however, is that I have 30 transcripts of interviews that were 1 hour or more. Typed up, these transcripts are long......it seems like a lot of cutting:p. I'll def consider using the cutting technique. I'm sure I'll see more holding them in my hand than staring at the pages on the screen.
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Hi All! I hope everyone's doing great!
I'm just wondering how those of you that did a qualitative study managed your data. Can anyone vouch that using Atlas ti is better than using traditional methods to analyse data (i.e., transcripts, field notes, documents).
Has anyone here actually used Atlas/ti and if so how did you find it?
...excuse the title- it's supposed to say "manual"...LOL
I met yesterday's goals! I got 3 interviews transcribed.
I would love to say that my goal for today is to transcribe 3 interviews again, but I know that won't happen. Therefore, my goal for today is to transcribe 2 interviews.
The hot weather isn't helping though.
Wow, your supervisor sounds like a real jerk! How extremely unprofessional. It's also cruel of him to do it in front of you. Clearly, he has to know that you may suspect that he talks about you in the same manner? I mean, it's logical for you to think that he is doing the same thing to you as well.
Well, just hang in there. Do your best to complete your studies, and definitely don't discuss too many personal issues about yourself with him. Keep it professional. Like a poster said, your supervisors actions says a lot about his esteem or lack there of. BTW, doesn't everyone go through some academic problems at some point? Don't let that deter you.
Soooo I met my goal for yesterday (transcribing 2 interviews) IT.WAS.HELL. But I got them done :-)
Today's goal: transcribe 3 interviews! I've already wasted a bit of the morning cleaning- it's 10am here right now. Hopefully I can salvage the rest of the morning and get moving!
I hope everyone meets their goals for the day!!
@ Purpleflower- you're right. *sigh*. I'm also also using themes in my analysis. I guess I'm just looking for justifications as to why I shouldn't include filler questions :p....there's no way around it I guess. I'll try and transcribe all the questions-even the ones that I think don't add value to my analysis.
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I have found a lot of useful info in this forum, but I have an issue that I need help with. I am currently transcribing my qualitative interviews- I have 30 interviews that are roughly 1 hour each. I have made some progress but I'm just getting fed up! Those of you have have transcribed, did you transcribe everything- word for word?
I am not interested in the pauses, breaks, and ums in the interview, just the overall messages being conveyed. It's taking way too long to get them done. I just need to know what others have done. Did you transcribe every damn word? Is it even necessary to do so? For example, transcribing filler questions that don't really say much?
Please, any tips would help- I'm desperate. Oh and I'm broke so there's no money to pay someone else to do it.
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