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This site is designed with several different kinds of user in mind. This is reflected in the menu items across the top of every page.

Many of the resources on this site, and especially the items in the tutorials have learning outcomes that indicate the issues addressed by the page and its resources. You can use these to identify what issues are covered by the resource. Also read the accompanying text. Where ever possible, the resources here are either web pages which can be cut and pasted or give as links for use elsewhere or they are documents, audio files and video files that can be downloaded and used in your teaching. In order to make more resources compatible with mobile devices and tablet computers we have often used YouTube for videos. In this case we give the direct link to the YouTube page where the video is found and you can use Share/embed to establish links to it or simply show it from YouTube.

Narratives vs tutorials

Textual materials

The Analysis menu give access to a number of pages of mainly textual material that has been used in several universities as a basic introduction to thematic qualitative analysis. Feel free to use these material in your own teaching or to point students to it as a supplement.

Audio and video tutorials

These materials are the result of 5 case study/exemplars and are to be found in the Tutorials menu. They may be accessed in two ways, as case-by-case narratives or as topic-based tutorials. We have found that research students particularly (but also some final year undergraduates embarking on their own research project) find this way of accessing the materials most helpful. The narrative takes you through from the researcher's initial, often inchoate thoughts through the effort of data collection and the pain of transcription to the challenging realm of analysis and finally to the write-up.

In contrast, the tutorials deal with separate stages or steps of the analysis with a major focus on thematic approaches, but also with some material on discursive approaches too. Undergraduate students who are much more focused ("what do I need to know to pass the exam?") and often have no choice about what topic they are researching may find this an easier way to access the materials. You can direct them to just those steps they need to cover for their course.

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Resources for reuse

Feel free not only to use any of these resources in your teaching, but also to incorporate them into any learning objects or open educational resources you create. The terms of the licence (below) are that you may only do so for non-commercial activities (that includes education) and if you give credit to the original creators of the resources you are using.

These resources can be used in several ways:

  • Incorporate them directly into you face-to-face teaching. For example you may show one or two videos during a lecture or as part of a discussion or seminar session. It is probably easiest to do this directly from the website. All videos may be enlarged to fill the screen when playing.
  • Make them available as supplementary resources to you teaching sessions. You can do this with just a simple reference to the whole website. But you may find it more useful to refer to parts of the site or even to individual resources.
  • Reuse the resources as part of your own materials. If you do this, remember the terms of the licence below.

In any case, it would be good to know if and how you are using the resources, so please drop us an e-mail (address at the bottom of this page).


Creative Commons License
The resources on this site by Graham R Gibbs, Dawn Clarke, Celia Taylor, Christina Silver and Ann Lewins are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

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